ABOUT AUTHOR: PENNY ZELLER is the author of several books and numerous magazine articles. She is also the author of the blog "A Day in the Life of a Wife, Mom, and Author" www.pennyzeller.wordpress.comwhere she also provides weekly doses of inspiration and humor, along with movie reviews, and interviews with some of her favorite author friends.
Penny is an active volunteer in her community, devoting her time to assisting and nurturing women and children into a closer relationship with Christ.
Among other books, Penny is the author of McKenzie, Kaydie, and Hailee in her Montana Skies Historical Romance Series and 77 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference: Ideas and Activities for Serving Others. She is currently working on an historical romance series that takes place right after the Civil War.
When she's not writing, Penny enjoys spending time with her family and camping, hiking, canoeing, and playing volleyball. While she is generally a health nut, Penny does have one small weakness: hot tamales (yes, the little red candy kind!)
BOOK TRAILER FOR HAILEE BELOW
ABOUT BOOK ONE - KAYDIE - Desperate times call for desperate measures" is the reasoning that prompts McKenzie Worthington, a young lady of Boston's high society, to respond to an ad for a mail-order bride for a man in the Montana Territory. McKenzie is desperate, after all, to save her beloved younger sister, Kaydie, from her evil, abusive husband, who robs banks for a living. And so, it is with reckless determination that McKenzie runs away from the comforts of home and hearth to head West and meet her new husband-whom she'll divorce, of course, after she rescues her sister.
"Desperate times call for desperate measures" is the reasoning that also prompts Zachary Sawyer, a rugged rancher after God's own heart, to post an ad for a mail-order bride in various newspapers across the country. Managing a ranch and caring for his adoptive son, Davey, has become more than one man can handle alone, and Zach prays for God to send him a wife with whom to build a life and share his dreams.
When McKenzie arrives at Zach's ranch, she immediately puts her plan in motion, searching for her sister and doing all she can to keep her new husband from forming an attachment. But his persistent kindness and significant self-sacrifices begin to change her heart-and ruin her plans. God has a way of working things out to the good of those who love Him, though, as McKenzie and Kaydie will soon see.
MANDATORY PLEASE ANSWER ONE OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAWING.
McKenzie - a mail order bride with one goal in mind - to rescue her sister...
Kaydie - a naive woman realizing things are not as they seem...
Hailee - a young school teacher looking to forget her past...
McKenzie, Kaydie, and Hailee each travel to the rugged Montana Territory. Would you be brave enough to leave the comforts of your city home and venture to the unsettled West in the late 1800s? Would you prefer to have lived in a city during that time period or on the western frontier? Why?
Lucille Granger, a kindhearted but nosy gossip in Pine Haven, Montana, is one of my readers' favorite characters and she appears in all three of my Montana Skies Historical Romance Novels. She provides constant humor through her matchmaking antics and busybody ways. Who in your life brings a smile or laughter to your day?
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I would hope that I would be one of those that went west. I do not like the cities and we live as far out in the country as we can and still commute to our jobs. There is more freedom out in the country and it is quiet at night. You can see the stars, hear nature and be closer to God. It was a tough life in the 1800's, but it was rewarding.
I have not had a chance to read any of Penny Zeller's books, but would love it. Thanks for the chance to win.
By the way, my husband's family came to Oregon in the 1840's, then his ancester went back to Bonners Ferry, Idaho and became prominent there.
Hi Debbie! I agree, it was a tough life in the 1800s, but it was rewarding. I love how you shared about your husband's family traveling to Oregon in the 1840s. Awesome!
Awwww, Beverly! Your little niece Abigail sounds like a sweetie! I love the funny things children say!
#2 I have a wonderful group of friends that I meet with every week. They make me laugh and even when they won't mind their own business =) I love them dearly. We've been through a lot together and I couldn't live without them.
Tina, I love how you mentioned your wonderful group of friends. What would we do without the wonderful friendships God gives us? Thank you so much for sharing!
My husband and my two boys are the ones who make me smile and laugh. The boys usually do so with their preschool-age cuteness and imagination, while my husband is just great at making little jokes to lighten the mood. :)
Hi Rebecca ~ You sound like you are a blessed wife and mom! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment!
I'm going to have to remember that - "a very musical laugh." What a delightful way to describe someone's laughter!
I would like to believe I would be brave enough to head out west. I love the history. I went out west a few years ago. We stopped at register cliff. It is a huge cliff the the pioneers who were on the Oregon train carved their names so that their family and friends who were following behind would know that they had made it that far. I also was on part of the pony express trail. I loved being away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Good Evening, Cynthia ~ Oh wow! The visit to Register Cliff and spending time on the actual Oregon Trail sounds so awesome! I love history as well. Isn't it amazing to think back to the pioneer days and try to imagine what life was like back then?