Pioneer Brides of Rattlesnake Ridge – Sweet Promise Press

Arriving from Arkansas

Arriving from Arkansas

Coming May 2019!

Josephine Lane has a secret.

When she arrived in Rattlesnake Ridge, Nevada, it was for one reason and one reason only: to become the cook for the local boarding house. That’s her story, and she’s sticking to it. At least, as far as the residents of this small mining town are concerned. Because she’s not interested in sharing the truth—that her late uncle was one of the first settlers in Rattlesnake Ridge before the great landslide ten years ago. And before his death, he shared a secret with Josie: just before the landslide, he’d discovered the richest lode of silver in the whole of Nevada. Richer even than the Comstock Lode. Josie intends to mine that lode herself, and she’s not sharing her secret with anyone else. The only trouble is, she’s not the only person in Rattlesnake Ridge hiding her past.

Jim Griffin also has a secret.

The unassuming foreman of the local timber baron’s Rattlesnake Ridge mill is none other than the famed lawman, Marshal James McCullough. He’s never let a case go unsolved… except one. A bank robbery in Boston that went terribly wrong and led to the murder of one of his deputies. Jim swore that he would catch up with the murderer and bring him to justice, and now his investigation has brought him to Rattlesnake Ridge. With the killer so close, Jim can’t let himself get distracted now—especially not by the pretty blonde cook at the local boarding house. Little does he know that her search for the mother lode and his search for a deputy’s killer may bring them closer together than either could have realized.

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"What I love about writing in the past is that there's always something new to discover. History has a way of surprising you in ways you could never expect!"

Elisa Keyston

Elisa Keyston graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in history, which she always secretly hoped to be able to use to write historical fiction. Ten years later, her dream is coming true as series lead on the Pioneer Brides of Rattlesnake Ridge historical romance series!

Elisa is also the author of the Northwest Magic series, a sweet contemporary romance series with hints of magic and mystery set in her home state of Oregon. When she's not writing, Elisa spends most of her time gardening, collecting gnomes and fairies for her backyard, and fawning over her furbabies.

"You have to fall in love with a romance hero, so I try to give mine good personalities as well as good looks!"

Catherine Bilson

Growing up in North Wales in a house for which the foundations were originally laid in the 14th century, Catherine Bilson's interest in history was inevitable, but she despised the 20th century geopolitics which passed for history at school. Instead, she devoured every historical novel she could lay her hands on before eventually starting to write her own.

Marrying an Australian, she moved to Queensland in 2001, far from the history she had grown up with. She has two future romance heroes in her sons, a brainless husky and a grumpy old cat.

Catherine also writes contemporary romance under the pen name Caitlyn Lynch.

“I believe in writing stories that showcase a strong feminine spirit. The women who settled the west are survivors and I try to bring that to my writing.”

Christine Sterling

Christine Sterling can no longer ignore the voices in her head. They are clamoring to get out and have their stories told and she is writing them as quickly as possible! She finally gained the nerve and published her first book in 2017. Her favorite pastimes are conversing with God, writing historical romance with strong female characters and hunky heroes, kibitzing with other authors and drinking tea.

A native of Virginia, she now lives in a Pennsylvania pre-civil war Farm House with her husband, three dogs and about a dozen barn cats that are too lazy to hunt. She has three beautiful grown daughters who are the inspiration for many of the stories she writes.

“One can never be lonely when they open the pages of a good book.”

Nan O'Berry

Home is where the heart lies. Nan O'Berry grew up listening to stories at her grandparents' feet. So it's not surprising that her love of a good story pushed her to begin writing her own tales for enjoyment. As these grew she shared her historical and contemporary perspectives about the heroes of her imagination, cowboys, lumberjacks, and the country they founded to friends who urged her to give it a go.

Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Degree from Old Dominion University, Mrs. O’Berry loves finding those interesting facts that might lead to a good story material. So pull up a chair and grab that glass of sweet tea and enjoy.

"My goal is to write books that make readers happy."

Patricia PacJac Carroll

Patricia PacJac Carroll~ I am a writer, Christian first, and blessed beyond my imagination. I live in the Dallas-Ft Worth area of Texas with my wonderful treasure of a husband, my spoiled dog, Jacs, and my awesome son, Josh. Did I say I was blessed? The PacJac is from my initials and my husbands. I wouldn't be able to write if it weren't for him. I love adventure and the open road. The stories of the western era have always been a favorite of mine. I enjoy writing, and my goal is to write stories readers will enjoy.

“I love creating stories that bring history to life and that allow readers to escape to another time and place.”

Ramona Flightner

Ramona is a historical romance author who loves to immerse herself in research as much as she loves writing. A native of Montana, every day she marvels that she gets to live in such a beautiful place. When she’s not writing, her favorite pastimes are fly fishing the cool clear streams of a Montana river, hiking in the mountains, and spending time with family and friends.

Ramona’s heroines are strong, resilient women, the type of women you’d love to have as your best friend. Her heroes are loyal and honorable, the type of men you’d love to meet and bring home to meet your family for Sunday dinner. She hopes her stories bring the past alive and allow you to forget the outside world for a while.

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