Dear Reader,

I’m doing The Happy Dance! TEXAS BRIDE is on both the New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller lists! Thank you for all your kind responses to TEXAS BRIDE. Here are just a few:

Marie wrote: Just finished this book, GREAT book, can’t wait for the other 3 to come out. PLEASE don’t make me wait toooooooooo long.

Esther emailed: I really, really enjoyed this book! I knew these people from other books you have written. It was great seeing them again, and I can’t wait for the other brides. Keep them coming. I couldn’t put it down.

Your comments really make all the hard work feel worthwhile!

Benedict Brothers E-Book!

I’ve had such fun putting together the release of an e-book short story–“Watch Out for My Girl” featuring the eldest of the American Benedict Brothers, Nash Benedict. Nash is introduced in OUTCAST, which features his younger brother, Ben. Here’s how Nash is introduced in OUTCAST:


e-book short story

“I guess the rumors were wrong. You look fine to me.”

Ben’s head popped up from where he was pressing kisses to Anna’s throat beneath her ear. “How the hell did you get here?” he rasped, gaping at the intruder.

Anna jerked free of his embrace, staring with alarm at the intimidating man standing in the doorway dressed in jungle cammies and black jump boots.

She’d thought Ben Benedict was physically perfect. This man was a larger-than-life version of Ben. He was taller, even more broad-shouldered, with sharp cheekbones and hollowed cheeks, piercing blue eyes and very unmilitary black hair that hung over both brow and collar.”

“I wasn’t expecting you,” Ben said.

“The man in the doorway lifted an eyebrow, curved his lips into a smile, and shot Anna a wink. “Sorry to interrupt.”

Anna flushed to the roots of her blond hair. “I’ll leave the two of you to talk.”

“You’re not going to introduce me to your girl?” the man said, stopping Anna in her tracks.

“She’s not my girl,” Ben said with a snarl. “She’s my shrink.”

The big man chuckled. “Well, well.”

Anna approached the grinning man and asked, “Who are you?”

He jerked a thumb in Ben’s direction. “I’m his big brother. Nash Benedict, at your service, ma’am.”


Read more  about “Watch Out For My Girl.”  I hope you enjoy!


COLTER’S WIFE, the second book I ever wrote–and one of my favorites–is being re-issued April 24th in both mass market and e-book format.

It’s a western historical romance, characters from which, including half-Sioux Kinyan Holloway, her rancher husband John, and their twin sons, Josh and Jeremy, are featured in the second book of the Mail-Order Bride series, WYOMING BRIDE, coming later this year.

Readers who haven’t yet met these characters can read about them now, and again in the fall.

Don’t Forget

Happy Easter!

To celebrate the release of TEXAS BRIDE, this month’s contest will feature a Kindle Fire as the prize.

To enter to win, visit my contest page and fill out the form, which includes 3 questions about TEXAS BRIDE. Good luck!

Happy Easter!


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