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!)


Penny loves to hear from her readers at her website, www.pennyzeller.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennyzellerbooks





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.




Question 1
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?

Question 2
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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2) My Facebook friends! Someone in my group of friends always tends to say something or do something to bring a smile to my face. We are all ages from all walks of life and even different countries. I love them dearly as if they were my true sisters and brothers! :)

Facebook certainly has brought people together, hasn't it, Sabrina! I remember when I first started finding my high school classmates. I was so excited because I hadn't seen some of  them in several years. Have a blessed week!

The people that give me something to smile about and puts humor in my day are my grandchildren!   There is nothing like a grandchild to tell you the truth and keep you honest, as well as come out with those statements that only children can make.  I feel very blessed.

You are certainly blessed, Dianne! Grandparents are so special and your grandchildren are fortunate to have you! Thank you for stopping by. God Bless!

I think it would have been exciting (albeit somewhat frightening at times) to venture into the unsettled West in the late 1800s. Although living in a city may have provided some comforts not found on the frontier I imagine living in a city may have had some drawbacks - noise, disease etc.

Hi Jes ~ It has been so interesting to read the comments on this forum! I agree, there would have been pros and cons to both the frontier and the city. I hope you have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

The person who always makes me smile and laugh is my little ten month old granddaughter who with great exuberance is discovering the world around her.

Your granddaughter sounds like such a delight, Eleanor! Ten-months-old is such a precious age as well!

Thank you to everyone who has stopped by to leave a comment and enter the giveaway. I enjoyed hearing from you and I loved your answers! I'm excited to see who is chosen as the winners and I thank you all for your support. If you have a chance to read my books, I'd love to know what you think about them. I can be contacted via my Facebook page, website, and blog. Thank you again and God Bless!

I would have prefered a western frontier, I guess that is the kind of woman I am , not afraid of work and of the unknown.  I sometimes feel I was born in the wrong Time period, but God knows best and there are ways of incorporating old ways into our lives today...smile

My husband brings smiles and laughter to my day, he's just a funny guy. Laughter is such a blessing, on good days and bad! :)

Hey Ya'll, if you've not read these books by Penny, they are soooo good! She's such a blessing to read, and her books are so inspirational! Good luck and Bless you Penny!


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