In the 19th century American West, Gingham was more than checked fabric made of cotton–it was also striped. Any woven cotton cloth made of pre-dyed alternating threads (plaid, striped, or checked) was called gingham. Why would pioneers (or frontiersman, or Old West women) select gingham? What made this fabric practical? Why would we name an anthology with Gingham in the title?
Courting Miss Cartwright, previously released in the Amazon bestselling sweet western historical romance anthology Cowboys & Calico, released TODAY as a stand-alone kindle edition and paperback. The kindle edition is reduced by 66% for just a few more days, and the autographed paperback edition is 45% off on KristinHolt.com for TWO DAYS only! Don’t miss this affordable gift-giving opportunity!
It’s Release Day! Cowboys & Calico may have been a short-term offer, but all novellas within are still for sale wherever each author’s books are sold.
This article presents the opening scene of my novella, Courting Miss Cartwright, in whole. Enjoy this peek inside!
The first spark of an idea for my new release (Courting Miss Cartwright) came from The Reverend George W. Hudson 1883 book: The Marriage Guide for Young Men: A Manual of Courtship and Marriage. While this “self help” book is now in the public domain, I don’t quote the book directly; I used it as a springboard, a frame of reference, as the ideas, attitudes, and advice expressed within it are common within the latter Victorian-era. I share a segment of Hudson’s book as this true-to-life argument for methodically choosing the right woman to fall in love with becomes a major part of my new novella. Courting Miss Cartwright will debut in three days (7-30-16) within the Western Historical Romance Boxed Set Cowboys & Calico.
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