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When I found out that Hildie McQueen had written a historical romance, I silently went, "Huh." This author has made her mark with paranormals. I looked at her portfolio of books, and she's also written a series about highlanders. And now she's written a western historical romance? This woman has a range of talent. Amazing!
There is something so enticing about the premise of McQueen's new release. I'm fascinated by the idea of a mail-order bride in the old west. In the frontier days of the US, there seemed to be a shortage of available women for the men who traveled to the west. These resourceful men would take their chances on a wife they had only communicated with via mail.
I can't help but think of the internet matches that go on today and begin with much the same--an interest in a relationship. People go online to a site like Match.com and hope to find someone. Is it so very different? In the early days of the American West, they didn't have Match.com. When you only have the telegraph or Pony Express, you have to go with it.
Hildie McQueen's new release already has fans. Read this great review from Amazon. I'm buying this book right now.
"The author is really stepping up her game with this new novel. I enjoyed reading "Where the Four Winds Collide" and getting to know a new cast of characters. While all of Hildie McQueens writing has been good this book takes a step away from her normal paranormal romance and enters the world of the old west. The interaction of the characters and storyline is very well done and I had a very hard time putting the book down. Some interesting and unexpected twists in the story keep you guessing what is going to happen next. It was so good that during downtime at work I pulled it up with the Amazon Cloud Reader so I could continue reading. Great job Hildie and keep them coming. "
Where The Four Winds Collide by Hildie McQueen
– Published by Desert Breeze Publishing
Adeline Buckley escapes her abusive father only to find herself in a brothel, on a stagecoach to the untamed west and married to a stranger, all in that order. Plotting another escape becomes harder, the more she gets to know her new husband.
Jackson Pruitt didn't expect a secretive mail order bride to show up the same week cattle wrestlers absconded with a large part of his herd. The bigger surprise was the loveliness of the woman. Why would a good looking Gal like her need to travel so far to marry?
Jackson and Adeline learn that secrets and marriage do not go hand-in-hand when both of their pasts come knocking and they have to come to grips with the reality, that sometimes trust comes only after you lose it all.
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