Sally Britton Has Winners!

Oh my goodness! What a fun visit, Miss Sally! You showed us an awesome time.

Now for the Drawing!

Grand Prize Winner – HEIDI ROBBINS

An Autographed Copy – SALLYCOOTIE

An Autographed Copy – JOYE I

Woo-Hoo! That’s a passel of winners! Congratulations, Ladies!

Watch for Miss Sally’s email and have your mailing address ready.

Linda Shenton Matchett Has a Winner!

Thank you for the visit, Miss Linda! We loved thinking about the mercantile in the Old West!

It’s time for the drawing………………..

One person gets the ebook copy of Vanessa’s Replacement Valentine!

That lucky person is……………………….

FEBRUARY JONES

Yippee! We’re so happy for you, February! Watch for Miss Linda’s email!

Tomorrow is Game Day! Everyone come back and play. You might win something.

MK McClintock Has a Winner!

Thank you for visiting, Miss MK! We truly loved having you and hope you come back.

Ready for the drawing on this cold day?

I think that’s a yes so here we go…………….

Winner of the copy of The Healer of Briarwood is……………………

CARYL KANE

Yippee! Congratulations, Caryl! Watch for Miss MK’s email.

Tomorrow on P&P is Cheryl Pierson’s post. Come back and read it.

Janice Cole Hopkins Has a Winner!

Thank you so much for coming, Miss Janice! New Mexico is interesting.

It’s time for the drawing!!

One person wins a Kindle copy of Second-Choice Bride…………

Drumroll………

ALICIA HANEY

Yippee! I’m doing the happy dance for you, Alicia! Watch for Miss Janice’s email.

We always have lots in store at P&P so come back soon, y’all!

Tuesday’s Winner

 

Congratulations to my Tuesday blog winner…

Ruby Dykstea

Please watch for an email from me on how to claim your book.

Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment.

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Laura Ashwood Has Winners!

Wow, thank you for visiting, Miss Laura! We had such a good time.

Are y’all ready for the drawing? Hope so………………..

The two winners are………………………

SHARON – A Groom For Ruby

ROXANNE C. – An Agent for Clarissa

Congratulations, ladies! Keep your eyes peeled for Miss Laura’s email!

Everyone come back tomorrow for all the Filly announcements and news.

                                          

Welcome Laura Ashwood and a Give Away!

Hi Everyone! My name is Laura Ashwood and I’m writing to you from the chilly state of Minnesota. Having grown up in North Dakota/Minnesota I am no stranger to the occasional winter blizzard, but I’ve thankfully never been through anything like the Schoolhouse Blizzard of 1888.

In January, 1888, a massive cold air mass with a spread of over 780 miles, moved into the United States from Canada. The temperature on the front end of the cold front in some places dropped from above freezing to -20°F in just hours. The storm was extremely fast moving. It entered Montana in the early morning hours of January 12, swept through Dakota Territory and was in Nebraska by mid-afternoon of that same day. Because of the warm spell preceding the storm and the swiftness with which it moved, most people were ill prepared. In just minutes, the strong winds and powdery snow made for zero visibility. The combination of bitter cold temperatures and high winds resulted in a death toll of 235. 

Another massive blizzard struck Easter Sunday, April 13, 1873, which began as a pleasant day in southeast Nebraska. That afternoon, rain moved in and temperatures began to drop. During the night, the wind picked up and by morning eighteen inches of heavy, wet snow had fallen. The storm raged for two more days, finally abating on Wednesday, April 17. Drifts as high as 20 feet had accumulated in some areas. Many people perished, including a woman with an infant that died just feet from her home, along with thousands of head of livestock.

So, why am I telling you about blizzards that happened over one hundred years ago? It’s because I’m part of a multi-author series called The Blizzard Brides. This series is loosely based on both of those blizzards. What happens when nearly all the men in town get killed during a blizzard? What are the women to do? This group of talented authors takes that question to task, each story following the journey of one of the women as she begins to rebuild her life.

This is my second historical romance. One of the things I strive for when I write historical is to make sure that I get as much accurate detail for the time period as I can. In my story, A Groom for Ruby, Cullen Parker has a dark past before he ends up in Last Chance. I got to research such things as train robberies, stagecoach robberies, gold mines, and place like Dodge City and San Francisco. Much of that research doesn’t make it into the book, but I love being able to work in some of that information.

In this book, Cullen is making his way back to Dakota Territory, hoping to get a job at the Homestake Mine in Lead. The Homestake Mine was a real working gold mine during that time period. It was actually the largest, deepest mine of its type in the United States. It was operational until 2001, and two of my uncles worked there in 1950’s and 1960s. So, not only did I get to add a bit of reality to my fiction – I was able to make it personal.

Do you like it when authors do little things like that? Do you want to know about it?

I’d love to give away a copy of A Groom for Ruby, as well as a copy of my first historical, An Agent for Clarissa, which is part of the Pinkerton Matchmaker series.

Please stop by my website, and if you sign up for my newsletter, you’ll get a free copy of Snowflakes & Second Chances, a contemporary novelette. I’d love to connect with you on Facebook or Instagram, and you can find inspiration boards for all my books on my Pinterest.

 

Buy A Groom for Ruby on AMAZON

Janine Rosche Has a Winner!

 

Thank you for visiting, Miss Janine! We loved talking about the old West.

It’s time for the drawing!

One lucky person gets this beautiful tote and three book series……

Drumroll………………. The Winner is…………..

ANNE

Congratulations, Anne! Watch for Miss Janine’s email and have your home address ready.

          Tomorrow is Game Day, y’all! So head back over and play.

 

Linda Broday Has Winners!

Thank you all for coming on Tuesday to talk about love at first sight and love that grows. I just enjoy writing about love. 🙂

Now for the drawing you’ve been patiently waiting for…………….

I’m adding a second book to my giveaway. Yes indeed!

The two winners are…………………..

LORI SMANSKI

DANIYAH ALI

Congratulations, ladies! Watch for my email and I’ll get you Once Upon a Mail Order Bride.

Jody Hedlund Has a Winner!

 

Thank you for keeping us entertained and informed, Miss Jody! We loved it.

Now for the drawing………………………..

Some lucky commenter will win a print copy of A Cowboy For Keeps!

That person is………………………………………………

TERESA F.

Yippee!! We’re so happy for you, Teresa. Watch for Miss Jody’s email.

Cheryl Pierson will have a post up tomorrow so everyone come back.