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FEATURE AND GIVEAWAY!!!
Today's featured book is:
She sought a new beginning.
He sought what he didn't know was missing.
Together they would discover hope in unlikely places.
Isabelle Rousseau must escape New Orleans and the memory of her family's tragic loss. With her younger brother in tow, she accepts a position as the new schoolteacher in Briarwood, Montana. Desperate to keep what's left of her family together, Isabelle joins her life with a stranger only to discover that trust and hope go hand in hand.
Gabriel Gallagher lived each day as it came believing he had everything he could possibly want . . . until a determined woman and her brother arrive with a little luggage and a lot of secrets. It will take a drastic choice to protect her and give them both hope for the future.
MK has to be one of the most generous, kind-hearted souls I've met out here in wild, crazy authorland. Last spring, when I was on a blog tour for one of my books, she happened to come upon my promo and started following some of my comments and posts. Turns out she thought we'd get along great, and she was right. MK is not only a gifted author of western romance, she runs a fabulous author promotion business, including Black Lion Tours. I happen to be on one of her blog tours right now! So thank you, MK, for being here today, and for everything you've done for me!
Nothing existed of the life she had known.
Her slender arm wrapped around the little boy’s shoulder and pulled him closer to his side. She could feel his slight trembling and wished more than anything that she could take away his sadness. They were alone in the world. They had each other, and she prayed that would be enough for them both.
They stood and listened as the priest gave the final blessing, and two men lowered the caskets into the ground. The few other mourners who had been kind enough to attend the funeral asked her to leave with them, but she needed the closure. She needed her eyes to see what her heart refused to accept. ”An unfortunate affair,” everyone called the incident for it wasn’t every day that a man murdered his wife and then shot himself. Isabelle wished not to think on the possible reasons why, but she couldn’t seem to help herself. She never imagined her family to be anything but happy. Their father’s death, however, revealed the truth. No one spoke of it with them of course, but the lawyer had made the situation quite clear.
They were penniless.
“You promised, Gabriel, you promised!”
Gabriel wasn’t a light sleeper. In fact, it often took a great deal to wake him from a pleasant slumber, and last night had been a peaceful sleep. He enjoyed waking with Isabelle in the room. What he didn’t enjoy was being yelled at before he’d even drunk his first cup of coffee. Mabel would most likely be back from her early-morning egg gathering in the barn, and he almost tasted the coffee he knew she’d have brewing. Isabelle’s words, though, did enough to bring him about.
“Blazes, Isabelle, it’s too early for yelling, and I didn’t break my promise.” Gabriel moved around the side of the bed until he located his boots and slipped them on. Anger and irritation quickly overshadowed his happy memories of holding her in his arms the night before.
“What do you call waking up next to me, Gabriel?”
“If you’ll take a good look at yourself, and me for that matter, you’ll see we’re both fully dressed. More’s the pity.”
MK McClintock is an entrepreneur, baker, photographer, and multi-genre author.
Over the years MK McClintock has traveled the country and abroad, experiencing the beauty of other lands and cultures. She dreams of a time when life was simpler, the land rougher, and the journey more rewarding. With her heart deeply rooted in the past and her mind always on adventure, MK McClintock will always call Montana home.
MK McClintock is a member of Romance Writers of America, Montana Romance Writers, and Women Writing the West.
And two fantastic additional Christmas presents:
Kaki Warner's acclaimed trilogy: THE RUNAWAY BRIDES—three strong-willed women headed West in search of new lives. But when their train is stranded in a dying Colorado mining town, they get more than they bargained for…and find love where they least expect it.
"Lightning paced, innovative, topical … and most of all, frightening."
-- James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author