Karen’s Killer Book Bench *Character Interview*: THE BREAKAWAY, Mail Order Bride Series Book 2 by Kathy L. Wheeler #Historical #Mystery #Western #Romance

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Mail Order Bride Series Book 2


Tragedy sent Sherman Elias McHuay west twelve years ago. But his troubled past barrels in like a runaway train or—more appropriately—smacks him over the head in the form of a violet-eyed miss without a lick of common sense to her name. If one could actually determine her name.

Amaris Johnston’s carefully laid plans to head west as a mail order bride ratchet up when an announcement for her impending nuptials to the son of a prominent US Senator are set to go public. Not that she’d agreed to marry in the first place. A forced engagement and her family—a conniving slew of ambitious and power-hungry tyrants—send her running for the Colorado hills.

Can a slow talking sheriff and a headstrong girl bent on recklessness outwit her powerful family?


Mail Order Bride Series Book 2

Character Q&A
An Interview with Amaris Johnston

KLW: Hello, Amaris.

Amelia: How do you do?

KLW: Well, thank you. What do you know of your mother?

Amaris: She died having me.

KLW: You have no siblings?

Amaris: I’m an only child—except for the child my father married.

KLW: I’m sorry?

Amaris: Oh, I don’t mean literally. But his wife is barely older than me. One can’t really consider her a mother.

KLW: I see. And, you don’t care for her?

Amaris: She’s a lamb.

KLW (clears throat): What possessed you to place an ad putting yourself out as a Mail Order Bride? I mean, this house is lovely. You obviously come from money, your father a congressman. Many young women would gladly trade places with you.

Amaris: Things are never what they seem though, are they? This place may look a dream to live in, but in reality, is an absolute nightmare.

KLW: In what way?

Amaris: Have you ever heard the term “gilded prison”? You’re looking at one.

KLW: I see.

Amaris: Do you? Have you had the pleasure of meeting my grandmother?

KLW: Er, no, I haven’t.

Amaris (smiles—my teeth ache): Perhaps I should introduce you.

KLW: Another time.

Amaris inclines her head:

KLW: Why Colorado Springs?

Amaris: That’s where the love of my heart lives…I think.

KLW: You think?

Amaris: I mean, he does. Of course, he does. Why else would I go there?

KLW (clears throat): Why else, indeed? Well, thank you for such an enlightening visit.

Amaris (perked up): You’re welcome. Thank you.

About Author Kathy L. Wheeler…

Kathy L Wheeler (a.k.a. Kae Elle Wheeler for her Cinderella Series) has a BA in Management Information Systems from the University of Central Oklahoma that includes over forty credit hours of vocal music. She was a computer programmer for the Hertz Corporation for over fifteen years and utilizes karaoke for her vocal music talents. Other passions include the NFL, the NBA, travel musical theatre, painting, reading, and writing.

She is a member of several chapters of the Romance Writers of America: Greater Seattle chapter, Olympia and Eastside chapters, The Beau Monde Chapter and Hearts Through history.

Her main sources of inspiration come from mostly an over-active imagination. She currently resides in the Seattle area with her musically talented husband, Al, and their bossy cat, Carly, and sweet dog, Angel.


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

Mail Order Bride: The Breakaway: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q7R46CF/







Thanks, Kathy, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!


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12 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench *Character Interview*: THE BREAKAWAY, Mail Order Bride Series Book 2 by Kathy L. Wheeler #Historical #Mystery #Western #Romance

  1. Samantha says:

    Sounds intriguing for sure. I love the take on how rich doesn’t mean happy. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Karen says:

    Good morning, Kathy, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. Loved the interview. Have to love a headstrong girl willing to take a chance on finding happiness! Thanks for sharing your book with us today!

  3. Judy Tulloch says:

    Another new author!!!

    Hi Kathy! I just checked out this book and book one on Amazon. I liked what I read on the book descriptions. They are now on my books to read list! Thank you for sharing!

    Thanks Karen for having Kathy on KKBB!

  4. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    For historical lovers, this will be a must read.
    Thanks, Karen and Kathy.

  5. Thank you all. This was fun. When I back through this, I start cracking up, wondering where the heck this stuff comes from. Of course it applies, but it still makes me laugh.

  6. Kara O'Neal says:

    Loved the interview! Amaris is a firecracker!

  7. Winona Cross says:

    I always enjoy character interviews. They reveal tidbits of the shadowy side of life.
    Don’t you want to explore that gilded mansion with what I imagine will be fill with secrets and hatefulness. Besides, wouldn’t you rather rush to a man in the beautiful wild, mountainous beauty of wild Colorado?
    Looking forward to reading this series.

  8. What a great character interview!
    Good luck and God’s blessings with your new books!

  9. Kathy, this is such a great premise for a western historical! Love it, and good luck!

  10. Alicia Dean says:

    Wonderful interview. This series is great. Congrats!

  11. Eileen AW says:

    Thanks for joining us and sharing your book. Sounds intriguing.

  12. Diane Burton says:

    Terrific interview. Best wishes, Kathy.

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