As each book in Grandma’s Wedding Quilts series has its own quilt pattern, I share some historic tidbits about the meaning behind the Flying Geese quilt blocks. Pleasance’s quilt, Flying Geese, to her 10-year-old mind wasn’t fancy enough, but by the time she marries and better understands the value of Grandma Mary’s gift to her, the significance of this quilt pattern (and her grandmother’s work) means a good deal to her. I share quotes from the book, beginning and end, with Pleasance’s attitudes about her very plain quilt pattern.
What about Gus?
U.S. Marshal August “Gus” Rose first appeared in Maybe This Christmas, book #2 of the Holidays in Mountain Home Series. The back of the book (description) gives it away…Luke eventually gets the girl (Effie) (I’ll let you discover for yourself how that comes about). Many readers contacted me wanting to know “What about Gus?”
I’m delighted to announce that Gus’s HEA (happily-ever-after) is here in The Marshal’s Surrender.
This blog article shares with you the entire opening scene.
USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield introduces her new release Garden of Her Heart. Set in Oregon in 1942, this sweet romance between a wounded soldier and a fugitive discover love midst the greatest of challenges, in the least likely of places. This Blog Tour article shares where the idea for the book originated, a peek inside the new release, and more info about Shanna and her sweet romances.
Yellow roses appear briefly in three scenes within COURTING MISS CARTWRIGHT. Yellow roses, particularly Harison’s Yellow, are found strewn along the Oregon trail, blooming feral alongside abandoned ruins of cabins and clapboard houses in ghost towns, and originated in 1824 New York. This article contains the ‘Cemetery Scene’ where Felicity, new to Mountain Home and seeking answers. visits the cemetery and first notices the yellow roses on her father’s grave. This scene is the first conversation between sisters who’ve not known about each other until their father’s will brought them together the evening before–and they’d been barely civil.
When Courting Miss Cartwright was published within the Western Historical Romance anthology, Cowboys & Calico, I didn’t include the “Dear Reader” letter, but it appears in the newly available stand-alone title (Courting Miss Cartwright). I share the brief note inside this article, in case you read the anthology, because I’d love to share a bit about why the Yiddish words and phrases, more about the quotes at the beginning of chapters, and how this title connects to two of my series.