Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Ride For a Bride in Wyoming (Rocky Mountain Romances Book 4) by Charlene Raddon

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RIDE FOR A BRIDE IN WYOMING
Rocky Mountain Romances Book 4
BY CHARLENE RADDON

Blurb

Marriage is the last thing on Annora Lee Bostwick’s mind when she moves to Wyoming to start a new branch of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Her focus is centered solely on saving animals…until blackmail and deceit force her to reconsider.

Buffalo Birch Struthers has no desire to marry, but must if he wants to keep his father’s ranch, and time is running out. His only option is an event scheduled for the upcoming yearly ranch competition called the Ride for a Bride Race.

Can two strangers who find themselves in an unwanted but unavoidable situation set anger and obstinacy aside long enough to fall in love?

RIDE FOR A BRIDE IN WYOMING
Rocky Mountain Romances Book 4
BY CHARLENE RADDON

Excerpt

Her hair was a light red. Not strawberry blond, nor the usual carrot red. Birch never would’ve thought of a color like red being mellow or calm, but that’s how he saw it.

She had freckles to go with the hair, and intense, green eyes with a hint of stubbornness as if she wouldn’t give an inch even if you set her skirts on fire. That glimpse of obstinacy matched the tilt of her chin and the stiff way she held herself. An uppity New York spinster no doubt hoping to snag what she’d failed to catch back home—a husband.

“She’s my cousin,” Lissette told the mayor, an arm around Miss Bostwick’s waist.

“And my bride-to-be,” Jenks asserted.

“That is impossible,” Miss Bostwick stated with emphasis.

Great thunder! Even her voice sounded pretty, like a meadowlark at dusk.

“I’m afraid this is my fault,” Lissette said. “You see, Annora’s mother wrote, asking me to help Annora find a husband. She gave me to understand that is why Annora decided to relocate here. When I saw the notice about the race, it seemed the perfect answer.”

“Why didn’t you ask me if I considered it perfect?” Miss Bostwick pulled the cat from her shoulder. “I’ve no need for a husband. I like being a spinster.”

Birch swallowed a laugh at that.

“Oh, but, Annora, I… I only want to see you happy.” Looking stricken, Lissette glanced around at their audience. “Please, can we discuss this later?”

“Good idea,” Mayor Sythes said. “I think we’ve strayed from the topic, folks.”

“Yes. Remove my name as the Ride for a Bride bride,” Miss Bostwick told him.

Lissette’s face paled. “Annora, you can’t.”

“I’d like to know why not.”

“Ladies. Ladies.” Sythes tried to get the situation under control.

Birch felt he ought to be rooting for one of the women, but didn’t know which. Miss Bostwick had a right to be angry at her cousin for putting her in such an awkward situation.

“But, Mayor,” Jenks whined, “I have a right to take my bride over to the church and get hitched. I won the race.”

Lissette’s skirts rustled as she whirled to face him. “No one expected that to happen. Birch and Hezzie always win.”

“That doesn’t change the fact that I won this time,” he retorted.

“Which means nothing to me,” Miss Bostwick said.

Birch raised his hands. “Hold on. Can I get a word in here?”

“Go ahead,” Mayor Sythes gestured him forward. “Speak up, Birch.”

“First, I had no knowledge about Miss Westbrook coming here—”

“Bostwick,” the redhead corrected, preventing the calico kitten from climbing to her shoulder again.

“—or being the designated bride for the race. In fact, I didn’t think any bride had volunteered yet.”

“I can verify when the race is to take place.” Mayor Sythes pulled a paper out of his vest pocket. “I have the competition rules and schedule with me.” Putting on his spectacles, he read, “The Ride for a Bride Race shall commence on the day following the conclusion of the ranch competition. That means the race is to be held July 30.”

“Let me see that.” Jenks snatched the paper away.

Lissette clapped her hands in delight. “This means you still have a chance to win Annora’s hand, Birch. Isn’t that marvelous?”

He wanted to puke.

Meet Author Charlene Raddon…

Charlene first serious attempt at writing came in 1980 when a vivid dream drove her to drag out a typewriter and begin writing. She’s been writing ever since. Her genre American historical romance. Originally published in paperback by Kensington Books, she is now self-published. Charlene also designs book covers and other graphic materials for authors, specializing in western, at http://silversagebookcovers.com.

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Links to Charlene’s website, blog, books, etc.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071XDTV9G

Amazon Author Page:
https://www.amazon.com/Charlene-Raddon/e/B000APG1P8

Website: http://www.charleneraddon.com

Silver Sage Book Covers: http://silversagebookcovers.com

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**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY**: Charlene will give away a copy of RIDE FOR A BRIDE IN WYOMING to one lucky reader who comments on her Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog. Thanks, Charlene, for sharing your book with us!

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22 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Ride For a Bride in Wyoming (Rocky Mountain Romances Book 4) by Charlene Raddon

  1. Karen Docter says:

    Hi, Charlene, and welcome back to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. I love this premise! What fun. 🙂 Can’t wait to read this one. Thanks for stopping by to share this one with us!

  2. Samantha says:

    I am excited to find another historical romance author. Gonna read book one first. 🙂

  3. Barbara Bates says:

    Excited to read more!

  4. Linda Moffitt says:

    Thanks for sharing with us. Sounds really good.

  5. Not a fan of historicals but really enjoyed reading this excerpt. Thanks Karen and Charlene.

  6. Eileen AW says:

    You hooked me and now I can’t wait to read more!!! Thank you for visiting us and sharing the excerpt.

  7. Glenda says:

    Love the excerpt! Going on my wish list right now!!Thanks !

  8. Linda says:

    I can’t wait to read the rest of this book, I love historical romance. I’m, also, from Wyoming.

  9. Colleen C. says:

    I love Historicals… enjoyed what you shared!

  10. bn100 says:

    was interesting

  11. Judy Tulloch says:

    i love these interviews Karen has!
    I loved what I read in the blurb and excerpt for “Ride For A Bride In Wyoming”. It sounds like a fantastic story. The plot is different from other western romances I read. I’m going to check out books 1, 2 and 3 in this series.

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