A Quick Reminder

Wednesday, January 31, is the last day to purchase Loving Matilda  for 99c. It’s my Montana Sky Series book. It starts in Debra Holland’s gold mining town Morgan’s Crossing, Montana, goes east, comes back to Morgan’s Crossing, and eventually winds up in Creed’s Crossing, Wyoming. It’s all set in the 1880’s.

Now the really fun part about this novel for me was where Matilda went when she came East. Right back to where I grew up and where my family roots are located. This is where it got tricky. I might know the area from when I was little, but I certainly wasn’t around in the 1880’s.  Yes, when I was little I could see the Delaware River from the top of my great-grandmother’s house. Of course by that time, I could barely see it and there were no tall masted ships sailing on the river. But those rolling hills still exist. So I resorted to finding some old maps. Well I found a really old map! And that’s when the fun began. I got a little sidetracked when I discovered the original family house, and several known names listed in the population.  Oh, what fun! Of course that stuff didn’t go into the novel, but seeing the river did.  And considering my grandmother was  born in the 1880’s, I had all those wonderful old stories that she told of living on the farm.  (Maybe it was a good thing that I was the last child and completely unexpected by older parents. I have lots of fodder for historical stories.)

All my westerns are considered sweet but I call it fading to grey.  The reader might know what is going on but I don’t say it.  🙂

So grab your copy while it’s 99c on Amazon.com

I love keeping my historical westerns as accurate was possible, so if you have never read one of mine, try Loving Matilda. It’s not a normal romance. It’s about life and the guy who rescues her – that is after she almost killed him. She’s one tough female who has no idea how to be feminine.  Get it while Amazon has it on sale!

Read it for FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Just click on the cover ! You can read about the Lakota Indians, trains, and all sorts of excitement beyond gold mining because life wasn’t easy for anyone.


7 thoughts on “A Quick Reminder

    • I’m so fortunate to have known two of my great-grandparents. Except I was too young to even think of asking “what”. But both of my grandparents were quick to tell me about their lives, it usually stared when I was little, we didn’t have… 🙂 Also one came off a farm and the other from the big city so very different lives.

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  1. I love learning about my family history. When we moved to Connecticut and I discovered that my ancestors had lived in many of the small communities close to our town, it made me feel less alone and more at home.

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    • I might write it, but I don’t want to live it! They definitely were tougher than I am. No indoor plumbing, no safety rules in place for industries, poor living conditions, no vaccinations, no refrigeration, lousy health care…no wonder so many died early. Scary!

      Oh but those dresses! Seriously? Maybe to wear once in a blue moon but not daily!

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  2. I’m with E. When people ask which three things you’d want to take back into the past, I say antibiotics, flush toilets, and dental anaesthesia.

    I love history to visit. But I wouldn’t want to live there.


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