Wednesday, December 30, 2015

AMERICAN MAIL-ORDER BRIDE - Edwina - Bride of Connecticut

This week on the American Mail-Order Bride journey, we travel to Connecticut to meet Edwina and her author, Margaret Tanner. If you need to read the Prequel, setting up the series, you will find that HERE.

Here's how Edwina's story came to be:
Thank you so much for inviting me to your lovely blog to tell you about Edwina, Bride of Connecticut in the American Mail Order Bride Series.

I was a last minute inclusion in the series so I didn’t get to choose my state. My name was put forward by Western romance author and friend, Susan Horsnell. On the basis that I am multi-published, and have won an award or two in Historical Romantic fiction, and have also participated in two Western Anthologies, I was fortunate to be accepted for this unique endeavour (The American Mail Order Brides Series, 50 books from 45 authors. Starting on November 19, there will one book published per day through to January 7, 2016. Each story is 35K - 40K in length and priced at $2.99.) 

Joshua was a happy bachelor until his scheming sister lands him with a Mail Order Bride. Desperate to Escape Boston, Edwina accepts the marriage proposal she believes has come from him. Can a deceived bride, and a reluctant groom, find happiness together?

“You did what?” Joshua Sinclair glared at his sister.

“I pretended I was you and advertised for a Mail Order Bride in the Grooms’ Gazette.” Amy faced him, defiant. “You’ve been on your own too long. Hasn’t he, Tom?”

“Don’t bring me into this.” Tom grinned at his wife.

“Damn it woman. You had no right.” Josh thrust his fingers through his hair, causing the curls to become even more riotous than normal. “You can damn well have that ridiculous advertisement removed.”

“It’s too late.” Amy looked pleadingly at him. “Edwina has already answered and agreed to marry you.”

“Edwina! Matrimony is not on my agenda. Even if it was, I wouldn’t be marrying some desperate spinster who has been left on the shelf.”

“She’s from Boston.”

“Boston!” A dagger thrust of pain pierced his heart. Three years and Maryanne’s betrayal still hurt. He would never trust another woman.

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Margaret is giving away a FREE copy of Edwina - Bride of Connecticut. To enter, please leave a comment below telling us why you are looking forward to reading Edwina's story and your email so we may contact you in the event that you win. Good Luck!

Margaret Tanner is an Award Winning Historical Romance Author who has now added Western Historical Romance to her writing repertoire.
She lives in Australia, is married and has three grown up sons.

With the encouragement of friend and Western Romance author, Susan Horsnell, she has fallen in love with writing Western Historical Romance of the sweet variety.  Frontier Australia and frontier America, have many similarities, isolated communities, a large single male population and a lack of eligible women, so it wasn’t hard to write in the Western genre.

She has always loved Westerns, soaking up all the Western TV shows and movies when she was young. Bonanza was her all-time favourite show. Little Joe Cartwright was her hero. Western Author, Zane Grey was her favourite author at that time.
Margaret has a short story published in the Western Romance Anthology, Rawhide ‘N Roses which was a 2015 Rone Finalist.

She has a novella, Christmas Cowboy, published in the Silver Belles and Stetsons Christmas Anthology. Margaret has just finished writing her second Western Romance novella.

You can reach Margaret via her Website and FB

You can order your download through Amazon


  1. Hi Angela,
    Thank you for asking me to visit your blog.

    1. Thanks for joining me, Margaret! Happy New Year!