Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is one of the musicals I enjoyed when I was young. This movie–about the oldest brother taking a wife and encouraging his six brothers to claim brides of their own by “capturing” them–came out in 1954. Even though that was a few years before I came on the scene, I remember watching the show and being swept up in the romantic aspects of it.
The Seven Brides for Seven Texans Romance Collection, coming December 1, features seven brothers who are issued an edict by their father: find a wife in one year’s time in order to claim a share of their father’s cattle empire. Although each brother’s story is told by a different author, the stories work together, much like episodes of a television show. There are no captured brides or musical numbers, but there is plenty of romance.
My story, “A Love Returned,” features the middle brother, Sam Houston Hart. When Coralee Culpepper declined his proposal, Houston left Texas for the gold fields of California. But when his father’s edict brings him home, will Coralee—the only woman to ever claim his heart—accept him, or will he be forced to return to the Golden State alone?
Writing a Texas-set story was different for me since I’m a native Californian who has set my novels here in the Gold Country where I live. I do have ties to Texas, though. It just so happens that my mother and my father-in-law grew up in the same West Texas town. Both had come to California before my husband and I were born. Discovering our shared heritage when I was dating Carl was fun. So was adding some Texas elements to Houston’s story.
I’m looking forward to the release of this collection, which has already received some glowing reviews on Goodreads. I have yet to receive my author copies, but you could win one of them anyhow. See the Rafflecopter entry form below, but first, here’s more about the collection and where you can get it.
Seven Brides for Seven Texans Romance Collection:
The Hart Brothers Must Marry or
Lose Their Inheritance in 7 Historical Novellas
Coming December 1, 2016 from Barbour Publishing
Available to pre-order from:
Meet the seven Hart brothers of the 7-Heart ranch in central Texas. Each man is content in his independent life, without the responsibilities of a wife and children—until their father decides 1874 will be the year his grown sons finally marry, or they will be cut from his will. How will each man who values his freedom respond to the ultimatum? Can love develop on a timeline, or will it be sacrificed for the sake of an inheritance?
Questions for you…
Are you a fan of musicals? If so, what are some of your favorites?
Do you enjoy Texas-set stories? If so, what is it you like about them?
Have you read anything by the other authors in the collection?
If so, which of their stories have you enjoyed?
Enter to win a print copy of the
Seven Brides for Seven Texans Romance Collection.
to be mailed to the winner once I receive my copies.
Giveaway ends Sunday, November 6 at 12 a.m. PDT.
Winner to be announced in my new
blog post on Monday, November 7.
Must be 18 to enter. International OK. Void where prohibited.
Congratulations to the winner from my October 24 post,
Marsha B, who will receive a copy of The Rightful Heir,
an October 2016 Love Inspired Historical by Angel Moore.