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Thursday, 27 July 2017

☀ The Lady's Arrangement: Help Wanted [1] - Colleen L. Donnelly

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Lady's Arrangement, an Historical Fiction by (, The Wild Rose Press, Inc, 368 pages).

This is the first book in the Help Wanted series.

**ONLY 0.99 until 4 August 2017!**

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis, our Exclusive Excerpt and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

Author Colleen L. Donnelly will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other exclusive excerpts (☀).


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Synopsis

Neither Rex nor Regina wants a spouse, but they do have needs.

Ranger Rex Duncan needs a false identity—just long enough to uncover a ring of Kansas ranch thieves. Answering Regina’s ad for a temporary husband, he leaves his beloved red dirt of Oklahoma to assume that disguise. But the most obstinate woman he’s ever known confounds his assignment, and with hair the red color that has always made his heart beat a little faster.

Regina Howard needs a new Mrs. in front of her name—just long enough to reclaim her deceased husband’s ranch, since Kansas law won’t allow women to own property. When Rex answers her ad for a husband who can take orders as part of a brief business arrangement, she finds this stubborn man ignores her every command. Yet a good man is far more than just a name…

Teaser: Exclusive Excerpt


     Anything at all I can do for you now that you’re on your own, you just let me know. The reverend who’d performed Flynn’s service had approached and spoken to me here in the prairie after I sent Mr. Gulliver away.
     I’d stared at the mound of dirt while the reverend made his offer, watched two neighboring ranchers shovel scoopfuls of Flynn’s land on top of his pine box and pat it into place. I shook my head when the men finished, and then looked up into the reverend’s face. “There’s nothing, really, unless you know how a widow can survive out here.”
     “Well, the usual means, I suppose.”
     The fact he responded with anything other than a consoling pat on my shoulder and a sad shake of the head made me draw closer. “What usual means?”
     “You’ll have to remarry if you intend to stay on this ranch.”
     “Remarry?” That was the last thing I would do—add another man who wouldn’t listen to a single idea I had, then leave me penniless and in shock, too overwhelmed to spare a moment for grief. I laughed after my outburst at the absurdity of the suggestion. It was an unladylike eruption, and I expected the reverend to do the same.
     He responded as stoically as if he were still giving Flynn’s eulogy, without any levity at all. “Performed many a quick wedding for widows left behind. And I do mean quick. Just let me know when arrangements have been made.” He’d tipped his hat, then strolled away, leaving me alone with unthinkable arrangements fluttering in my mind.

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About the Author

Born and raised in the Midwest, Colleen earned a four-year degree in Medical Technology and used it to travel and explore other parts of the country while working in the field of science.

Outside the laboratory she delves deeply into literature, both reading and writing, her interest piqued by tales involving moral dilemmas and the choices people come up against.

A lover of the outdoors as well as a comfy living room, Colleen is always searching inside and out for the next good story.

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7 comments:

  1. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  2. Best of luck to you and thank you!

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  3. Thank you for hosting my arranged marriage story on your site! You've done a marvelous job with the display that made me smile!

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  4. Who is your favorite book character? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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