Lacy Williams Talks About Bucket Lists

The Fillies are happy to welcome Lacy Williams and her latest historical western romance. She’s giving away a gift card to someone who leaves a comment about their bucket list.

Do you have a bucket list?

Google says a bucket list is “a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to accomplish during their lifetime”. I’ve always thought of it as a list of goals or places I want to go before I get to the end of my life.

I almost always have a list of written goals. January first is a great time to renew that list. I look at my goals frequently. But a bucket list is a little different. Like, I want to visit Europe someday. I’d like to have a book on the New York Times bestseller list. I want to see my children give their lives to Jesus.

Right now it feels like I have plenty of time to complete my bucket list.

But what would it feel like if you knew your time was almost up?

In THE WRANGLER’S READY-MADE FAMILY, hero Gil has been diagnosed with consumption and doctors have told him he only has months to live. Gil feels restless and unmoored. He doesn’t really have a bucket list, he just feels as if his life isn’t over yet.

And when he meets heroine Susie in a stagecoach accident, he feels like he’s gotten a second chance. When he begins to fall for her, he wants to use his limited time left to help her reconnect with her estranged family.

But it turns out one “bucket list” wish isn’t enough.

About the book:

Susie is a desperate young mother with another baby on the way. Her late husband left her nothing but his bad reputation. She has no money and is too ashamed to return home to her family. When she is trapped alone during a snowstorm with a stranger and the baby coming, her only choice is to rely on him.

Boone came west to find healing for his tuberculosis. He never expected to find himself trapped with a lost young widow. Or how fast he could fall for her and her two little ones. But it doesn’t take long for his secrets to come to light.

After everything she’s suffered in the past, can Susie ever trust another gambler?



I’d love to give away a $10 Amazon gift card to one commenter who tells me something on your bucket list. Good luck!

Thank you for hosting me on the Petticoats blog today!

Lacy Williams

Author bio:

Lacy Williams wishes her writing career was more like what you see on Hallmark movies: dreamy brainstorming from a French chateau or a few minutes at the computer in a million-dollar New York City penthouse. In reality, she’s up before the sun, putting words on the page before her kids wake up for the day. Those early-morning and late-night writing sessions add up, and Lacy has published fifty books in almost a decade, first with a big five publisher and then as an indie author. When she needs to refill the well, you can find Lacy birdwatching, gardening, biking with the kiddos, or walking the dog. Find tons of bonus scenes and reader extras by becoming a VIP reader at


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49 thoughts on “Lacy Williams Talks About Bucket Lists”

  1. Good morning and welcome. My big bucket list wish is to go and visit Montana. Last year I did cross over into the tip of MT while visiting Yellowstone. I’d love to visit Glacier National park.
    Have a great weekend and come back and see us again.

  2. I’ve always been fascinated by lighthouses and their story. I’ve actually traveled to all different areas to view the beautiful lighthouses and even climbed inside a couple of the even though I have a fear of heights. The views are amazing, the story of the lighthouse keepers more so. So for as long as I can my bucket list is to visit every lighthouse I’m able to.

  3. My bucket list consisted of visiting all fifty states and I completed it in 2018. It was fantastic!

  4. When I was 9 I told my mom I was bored. She told me only boring people get bored. That was the end of my boredom. In my late teens I loaded my belongings in the back of a ’55 Chevy and saw the back roads of America. So, over the years I have made a big chunk in my bucket list. Since I am older I keep my bucket list short. The only thing on it right now is “Hot August Nights” in Reno, NV the first weekend in August every year. Streets are lined with 50s & 60s muscle cars (my passion) and usually there is a sock hop going on somewhere with delicious music of that era. I have no doubts I will make it there before it’s my time to go.

  5. Good morning! Y’all are a lot of early birds around here! Lots of great bucket list items. Hubby and I have Australia and New Zealand on our list. We also want to visit Montana! And I would really like to do a hot air balloon ride but he’s a big NO on that one.
    I love hearing about your adventures of things you’ve checked off the list. Keep them coming!

  6. I really don’t have a bucket list but I have always wanted to visit Ireland and Scotland but never got to and now I am not so sure I could enjoy it. I have gotten older and have so many back issues so I have about give up on the trip.

  7. My bucket list is Scotland and Ireland, Drive a semi, Go to Wyoming and Colorado. Thank you for sharing your day with us.

  8. I don’t have a bucket list anymore. I did at one time. The world is so crazy now!! I did, and probably still do, want to go to Paris, and Ireland (had ancestors from there). I would love to someday take my hubby to as close a place as Disneyworld in Florida. I’ve been and I would love for him to see it! He’s not inclined to go there! I’d also love to go back to Malawi, Africa and take my hubby there, since he did not get to go on that mission trip with my daughter and me. We now have new health issues and I don’t know what’s in store for us. Only the Lord knows. My hubby had gotten us a motor home just to travel around the USA and to visit relatives. Then, if I need to lie down, I could, but he could keep driving! And, travel we did!! ?? Now, with the new health issues, he can’t go anywhere right now, so we may only get to take the motor home to the local lake for 2 days and be happy with that! ????Getting older sometimes means having health problems arise. It’s not for sissies! Lol ?

  9. My bucket list was to travel in the western states, but now i’m getting older and my husband’s health isn’t good now. With all the chaos going on now I think I’ll stay close to home, although we are supposed to go in September to see the ark in Kentucky with my sister and brother-in-law.

  10. I would love to visit and have a vacation at a beach since we have not been on a vacation for many years. Just read, walk along the shore and enjoy the soothing beauty.

  11. One year we hope to go on a real trip with out entire family. Oh, I would love that. To a lake and enjoy the simplicity and setting.

  12. Since travel is my prime interest and We couldn’t travel nor experience anything new for over a year I would enjoy going to Europe.

  13. Good morning. I have a different perspective on bucket list. As I’ve gotten older I have wanted to experience things that I haven’t done before but I don’t want to have regrets that I didn’t get to something, and there are things I did because I felt I had to. So now I call it my Unbucket List – been there, done that, don’t have to do it again, or if I haven’t already done it it’s not important anymore.

  14. My bucket list includes two things my husband and I want to do: take an Alaskan Inner Passage cruise. We’d love to do this for our 25th anniversary next year, but not sure it will happen at this point with Covid still surging. The second thing is to buy an RV & truck combo to live in full-time and travel the USA. That’s the BIG bucket list item I pray we can do! There are so many places we want to visit & long distance family we haven’t seen for years.

    I’ve just recently read two of your older Love Inspired historical books that I’ve had lingering in my bookshelf (Marrying Miss Marshal & The Homesteader’s Sweetheart). I SO enjoyed them! The book features here sounds really good and one I’m buying 🙂

    Thank you for the chance to win a gift card! I love reading everyone’s bucket lists.

  15. My husband and I want to go back to Maine and reach Cadillac Mountain. The joy of eating fresh seafood is quite appealing along with clam digging. Of course, in the fall the blueberry fields are bright red and gorgeous.

    Thank you Lacy for coming today. I’ve read a few of your books already and enjoyed each one!

  16. So many great ideas! My hubby would love to do Ireland/Scotland and I would too.
    I also love the idea of an Unbucket list. Life’s too short, isn’t it?
    We have done some RVing with our kids and it is so fun! We don’t have a trailer right now but we loved when we did. A great chance for the kids to get outside in nature and get dirty.
    I think I’d also like to have a greenhouse someday. My African violets are taking over the kitchen… maybe somewhere to put them and grow more!

  17. Hello Lacy! Great post! I’ve had a bucket list for years! I’ve crossed off several things throughout my life but still have a few things to go. My hubby and I have wanted to go to New Zealand for 5 years now – we’ve had it planned all 5 years but something always came up! Next year is going to be our year – we are not letting anything stop us this time!!! At least we hope so – one cannot plan a worldwide pandemic!!!! LOL I’m still shooting for a skydiving experience too – we’ll see if that ever happens!

  18. wonderful post. one thing on my bucket list is: visit our daughter in CA. Did you ever see the movie: The Bucket List great movie. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  19. I would love to travel around the U.S. in train and I would to go somewhere where there are alot of red cardinal birds.

  20. On my bucket list are some trips not far from home. I want to cross the Columbia River on the Keller ferry and keep driving north to British Columbia. My daughters have crossed on the ferry in a school bus and have told tales of the steep road down to the water. It is only two hours away but that is a part of Washington State I have never been to even though I have met people from that area. A lot of traveling I dreamed of doing when I was young I have been able to do including driving across the US. Thanks to our girls living in different parts of the country I have been able to visit a lot of different places creating many cross outs on my list.

  21. Okay I think I have to add some things on my bucket list! You guys are incredible. Thank you, everyone, for coming to chat today.

  22. I have become disabled. Walking and standing are very difficult for me. I would like to be able to enjoy a trail in a park. I know it is not as grand as other people’s lists. I am hoping to have an electric chair by the first part of next year. Hopefully, I will be able to go next year. Thank you for the opportunity.

  23. I have been lucky enough that at my age, most of my bucket list items have been checked off. Of course, there is always more to add to the list. I would travel all the time, if someone else would pay for it. There are so many places I haven’t yet been able to visit that are on my list. I would love to visit Ireland, Scotland, England, Iceland, Machu Pichu, the Galapagos, Angkor Wat, Thailand, Egypt, New Zealand, and …….

    Congratulations on the release of THE WRANGLER’S READY-MADE FAMILY. I hope it is a big success. Thank you for posting today.

  24. I have a travel bucket list. Next on the list are Spain and Portugal, and we hope to go there next year.

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