Tag Archives: Tanner’s Ford

My home is a mess and I don’t care! (recovering my craziness so I can write)

cat lying on floor

Those who’ve followed me for a while may remember I was diagnosed with “classic ADHD” and started medication for it in September of 2015. I haven’t completed a book since. Right from the start I was worried about medication affecting my creativity. Seems I might have been right. Those of us with ADHD tend to […]

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Donny Frost explains tradition of sharing wives

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 […]

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MacDougals in North America

Fed up with starvation and too irascible to get along with his clan, in 1835 Finan MacDougal left the Scottish Highlands for Canada. He came as an assisted immigrant, one of many to receive passage money in return for relieving his clan of the need to feed and house him. Disdaining the city of Montreal, […]

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Lustful Intentions, Climax Montana 5

cover of Lustful Intentions, the fifth Climax Montana novel by Reece Butler

Haying in Montana: the Beaverslide in action Love the cover of Lustful Intentions, Climax Montana 5. Red-haired Katie Winterbourne is a pixie with an innocent eagerness for wicked fun. Sam Elliott (with the leather wristband) is too contained for his own good. He and younger brother Trey have ranch work to do, yet that doesn’t […]

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Bride Train Character List

List of major characters found in the Bride Train 1870s series. The first column shows the first time the character was introduced by name. Those marked with an x were deceased before the series started. 1st time Name (formal) Last name (maiden) Information 2 Ace (Kenrick) Langford father Earl of Denby (Kent, England), 4th in […]

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The Bartered Bride: Climax Montana 3

cover for The Bartered Bride

Raised to be arm candy, Penelope Stark’s life is turned upside down when she’s forced to plead guilty to crimes committed by her sister. Community service encourages her to stand tall.  When her father insists she marry a brutal crony who makes her skin crawl, she escapes, calling herself Jane. She finds refuge with Travis […]

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Tantalizing teaser: Oren and Lizzie

Wells Fargo stagecoach

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 […]

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Spoiler alert: Read after Having It All: Climax, Montana 2

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 […]

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Having It All now available

I am really looking forward to hearing what you think about the second of the Climax, Montana novels, Having It All. Every novel is different to write, because the characters are individuals. I really enjoyed writing about Eric and Matt Frost of the Circle C Ranch. Each tough man has a few issues they haven’t […]

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Having It All: Chapter Two snippet

Chapter Two snippet: Engineer Eric Frost has arrived in Montana after days of travel from Peru. He and brother Matt are at a motel in Missoula, near the airport. “Will you check her out while I’m gone? She’s strong, smart, and gorgeous. Perfect for the both of us.” Matt Frost held out his arms as […]

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