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!
Zina Abbott’s new release, Too Old For Christmas, set in 1854 California, is a sweet romance. This Blog Tour celebrates this Holiday Romance, offers special prizes, and offers readers an introduction to the new release. You’ll find a link inside to my review on Goodreads.
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT = New Release: Silver Belles and Stetsons, a Cowboy Christmas Anthology with 10 novellas from 10 different authors. My sincere thanks and appreciation to an unknown reader who posted a favorable review on Goodreads for The Drifter’s Proposal, my contribution to the anthology [which released three weeks ago on its own]. My heartfelt appreciation to readers who purchased both the anthology and the single title–simply to show support.
Victorian attitudes, being what they were, separated the sexes. Women should be nurturers, mothers, wives, and homemakers. Men should be protectors, breadwinners, and if either partner in marriage were to engage in business or education, it would be he.
Many single women hoping to find a spouse between 1865 and 1869 attended college. Ambitious women enrolled in schools across the eastern portion of the states were seeking to become doctors, lawyers, and journalists. Unfortunately for these ladies, men viewed female college graduates as poor homemakers, and the few eligible bachelors around kept their distance from educated ladies.
~ Object: Matrimony, The Risky Business of Mail-Order Matchmaking on the Western Frontier, by Chris Enss, p 36
You might think it’s easy to come up with way more than FIVE top reasons. Go ahead. Start listing. It’s not as easy as it might seem.
After all, have you even thought about intentionally touring American Victorian Era museum houses that are open to the public? Why would you even want to visit a musty, old house? You read books set in the era, love them enough to pick up another, enjoy visiting the past and its various locales… so what’s to be gained by physically setting foot in a house that was built (and lived in) during the time period?
I share My Top 5 Reasons READERS of Western Historical Romances Benefit From Visiting Historical Museum Residences.