MAIL ORDER BRIDE
Mail Order Bride, #1
Genre: Historical Western Romance
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: January 29, 2019
Number of Pages: 384 pages
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When the West was wild, and man’s law favored the few, extraordinary women could be found…in the heart of an outlaw.
Outlaw Clay Colby is tired of living one step in front of the law and wants to see his dream of having a wife, a family, to give his life meaning. So far, he’s been rejected twice, and he won’t try again if this one doesn’t work out. But hope fills him that Tally Shannon will see his heart and help him finish this town where once stood an outlaw hideout. On the day when she’s supposed to arrive, a bitter enemy sets fire to the buildings he’d fought to erect and he’s back with nothing to show for his efforts. There’s no woman in the world who’d stand by him now.
But Talley Shannon is no ordinary woman.
After escaping the living hell of the Creedmore Insane Asylum into which she was thrust to die, Tally only wants someone to protect her and the little girl under her care. She doesn’t mind that Clay’s home is dang near burned to the ground—not when he makes her feel so safe. So cherished. But it’s only a matter of time before the ghosts of her past come calling, intent on stealing her happiness, her very life…and her loving cowboy must defend his new bride—and the family they forged—to his very last breath.
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PRAISE FOR THE OUTLAW’S MAIL ORDER BRIDE:
“Broday’s earthy, no-nonsense characters fit the rugged setting perfectly, and it’s a pleasure to watch these two lonely, cynical souls forge a powerful, passionate partnership.” – Book Page
“Clay and Tally’s story will captivate the historical western lover in us all. Linda Broday has earned her way into the coveted title of “Queen of Texas Historical Romance.” — Tonya, Goodreads reviewer
“If love is your interest, do not miss this book. I could not put it down it was so compelling.” Cricket, Goodreads reviewer
“Trying to put this book down at times was like trying to get off of a high-speed roller coaster — the kind with twists, turns, and even loops; it’s just impossible.” Glenda, Goodreads reviewer
Whenever I’m in the mood for a historical western romance, I go to my shortlist of favorite authors and Linda Broday is one of them. Her books always have plenty of action and lots of heart. She always takes me to the Wild, Wild West and makes me feel that I’m really there when I read one of her books.
In The Outlaw’s Mail Order Bride, the first book in her new series, Ms. Broday tells the story of Clay and Tally: two characters who are physically and emotionally scarred by their past experiences but are able to overcome lack of trust to find lasting love with each other. These two had such heartbreaking back stories that will make you want to root for them to find their happily ever after. Of course, Ms. Broday had to take them through many trials first, a couple of push-and-pull scenarios before she gave them a strong foundation to build their future on just like the town they are constructing from nothing.
In Linda Broday’s historical western universe, there is a clear delineation of who are in the good camp and who belong to the villainous camp. At the same time, the main characters have shades of gray. Clay and Tally both have strength of will and unbreakable spirit balanced with doubts and too much caution, sometimes making bad decisions. All of these qualities make them real flesh and blood people.
I really enjoyed this fast-paced story and the characters who came to life through Linda Broday’s engrossing prose. I loved Violet and Bullet, Luke and Josie, the unique assortment of secondary characters whose future books I’m looking forward to reading.
If y’all haven’t read Linda Broday yet, pick up this book for a guaranteed wild ride.
I’m a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty historical western romance novels and short stories. I reside in the Texas Panhandle on land the American Indian and Comancheros once roamed, and at times if the breeze is just right, I can hear their voices whispering in the wind. Texas’ rich history is one reason I set all my stories here where cowboys are still caretakers of the land. I’m inspired every day by their immense dedication and love for the wide open spaces.
When I’m not writing, I collect old coins and I’ve also been accused (quite unfairly I might add) of making a nuisance of myself at museums, libraries, and historical places. I’m also a movie buff and love sitting in a dark theater, watching the magic unfold on the screen. As long as I’m confessing…chocolate is my best friend. It just soothes my soul.
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6 thoughts on “THE OUTLAW’S MAIL ORDER BRIDE by Linda Broday – Book Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway”
Great review! Don’t you just love when you find an author who you can count on every single time?
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And I wouldn’t have discovered Linda if not for LSBBT. Thank you!
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Maida, I’m most grateful too for LSBBT. Or I wouldn’t have met you. 🙂
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Kristine, I’m overjoyed with Maida’s kind words. I’m a little like a mother who’s just given birth and so happy when someone says my baby is pretty. Maida is such a dear.
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Oh, Maida, you made my day! Thank you so much for liking Clay and Tally and all the misfits that make up Hope’s Crossing. I loved being the typist while they whispered their story in my ear. They arrived on my doorstep two years ago with bag and baggage in hand, asking me to write what they’d lived. People might think that’s a bit crazy and maybe it is. But I accepted the job. On this last bit of untamed Texas land, they made a stand and a decision that carved their future. I’m very happy that you took them into your heart.
Book 2 (Jack Bowdre’s story) will be out in April with Saving the Mail Order Bride. Jack finds a woman he can’t turn loose of and it’s like trying to catch a wild stallion with his hands.
Thanks again, Maida. You certainly put a smile on my face. 🙂
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That’s why they’re so real! You did them justice. You’re welcome and thank you as well for continuing to write awesome stories. Can’t wait for Jack’s story.