A GAMBLER'S HEART - Book 1
Is Love Worth the Gamble?
Fiona is tired of the London society, where status and looks are the most important traits a man is looking for in a woman. Wanting a chance at a new life, away from the pitying stares and loneliness of her life in England, she answers an ad as a mail order bride in America.
Brooks is a gambling man, who wants revenge against his father’s killer. His plans are complicated when Fiona lands in his lap after a winning hand.
He doesn’t have time to be looking after a woman, especially one who should have known better than to come to a strange country on her own. But, somehow, she has become his problem.
Will the final wager cost him his heart?
A DRIFTER'S FORTUNE - Book 2
She needs to escape the brutality of the life she’s living, and he needs a wife to win a fortune…
Patience has been raised by family who treat her as little more than a servant. After years of pain and abuse, she knows it’s time to get her and her younger brother to safety before it’s too late. She answers an ad looking for a mail order bride, knowing that whatever the future holds with a complete stranger, it could never be worse than what it is now.
An eccentric man has left his beloved Last Chance Ranch to the first man who can find a woman to marry him. Problem is, it has to be a woman they’ve never met, and they have to get her to agree to come to the desolate ranch full of surprises, in the middle of nowhere, and stay for at least six months.
The race is on to win the fortune.
Harrison is determined to send the woman away after the term is up, paying her dearly for her time. He’s lived in the shadow of his family name long enough, and wants to create his own mark in the world. He doesn’t have time for anything else.
But, when Patience shows up, his plans change as he realizes there might be more to life than earning a fortune. And, maybe the fortune he has in front of him is already worth more than he could have dreamed.
A LAWMAN'S REWARD - Book 3
Can he prove she’s worthy of the love he has to give?
Lydia is ready for her fresh start as the teacher in the growing cowtown of Abilene, KS. Her brother isn’t happy about her living in town on her own, so only agrees if his friend—the local sheriff—is willing to keep an eye on her.
Lewis Kinkaide has left a life behind, following his dreams of working as a lawman in the wildest town in the west. He agrees to keep his eye on Lydia, knowing it’s no hardship since he’s already had his eye on her for a long time.
Can Lewis prove to her that her disability, which she believes leaves her with nothing to offer a man, is in her eyes only? And, what will happen when secrets from his past come forward, threatening to ruin the hope and trust they’ve started to build?
I took part in another mult-author project, the Grandma’s Wedding Quilts Series. It featured stories about Grandma Mary and the quilts she made for each of her grandchildren as they married.
This legacy she left for the world is captured in the stories of the series. (You can find all of the books in that series on Amazon…)
My book, JESSE’S BARGAIN, features Grandma Mary’s first grandson, Jesse Atwell – but it is also a continuation of the Love’s a Gamble series.
The heroine of the story is Cora Murphy…sister to the woman who married Brooks Vaughn in Book 1, A Gambler’s Heart.
JESSE'S BARGAIN - Book 4
Cora left England for a new life in America as a mail order bride – only to find the man she’s come to marry has been killed in a gunfight. She has a sister in Kansas, but how can she get there?
Jesse needs this job driving cattle to Kansas so he can marry the woman who’s given him an ultimatum – buy land and settle down, or she’ll marry someone who will.
But, his cook’s been killed in the same gunfight, leaving him without anyone to drive the chuckwagon. His right hand man, an old cowboy with a soft heart, has a solution for both Cora and Jesse – one he might not like.
Dressed as a boy, Cora heads off with a team of cowboys, led by a man who isn’t happy about her being there. Kansas is a long way away…and a lot can happen before they get there.
LOVE'S A GAMBLE - SERIES COLLECTION
Get the 3 main books, along with the extra story – Jesse’s Bargain – in one ebook collection for just $6.99. (Digital Only)