It’s been over a year since I sent my last book, Loving the Enemy: Highland Ménage 10 to my publisher. I’d finished ten books, almost 1,500 pages, in ten months. Half-way through Torquil and Ewan’s first book (the eleventh of sixteen in the series) I realized I was burned out. While I loved the characters […]
Excerpt from The Merry Widow of Tanner’s Ford, which takes place in 1988. Donny Adams is helping Marci Meshevski with barn chores. It’s the morning after she moved in with Simon MacDougal to care for him due to his broken leg. “Few men are suited to share their wife with a brother, cousin, or close […]
Bannack City, June of 1873 “You married, mister?” Oren switched his long-dead cheroot to the other side of his mouth and released his gelding’s belly band. Both of them grunted in relief. They’d ridden a long way, and tomorrow would be near enough to home to smell the coffee. His brothers wouldn’t want him […]
Simon MacDougal’s office Simon swirled the amber liquid in his glass, wishing it would numb his pain. The contented cat on his lap purred, keeping him company. Three in the morning, the witching hour, and another night of broken sleep. “It’s not right to lose a child,” he told Barney. The cat, used to his […]
The saga continues into present day, featuring all the families you know and love, as well as a few more. The 9 books in the Bride Train series were designed to finish when the man known as Mr. Isaac, who has been torturing and murdering women, is caught. That does not mean Tanner’s Ford is […]
Tanner’s Ford Valley consists of nine ranches, most of which were established in the 1870’s. The first two families, the MacDougals and Elliotts, each had six sons and a daughter. These descendents are the heroes and heroines of the first four books in the Bride Train series. The Valley is located between the Beaverhead and […]
Dates marked with * are historical; the rest are fiction 1844: Laird Finan MacDougal and his wife, Phoebe, travel west. Both are from Highland Scotland, where Finan’s father is still Laird of the McDougal Clan. He is the Clan Chief of the MacDougals in America. Finan Junior and Hugh travel with them, while Louisa is […]
Clan MacDougall is descended from one of the sons of Somerled, ‘King of the Isles’, killed in 1164. At one time Lords of Lorn, possessing much land...