Howdy y’all, Beth Williamson here!
Hard to believe it’s been a month since I hung out with y’all! I’m still busy republishing the Malloy Family series books each week. Since there are 13 weeks, that’s 4 months of #MalloyMonday. 🙂
I’ve made it to book 9, THE FORTUNE, the first of the prequels. After I wrote the original 8, I said to myself, I’m done. Then the awesome readers spoke and asked me time and again if I was going to write anymore Malloys.
The funny thing was, I hadn’t planned on it but then when one person suggested I write the parents’ story, I was intrigued. It rolled around in my head a bit gaining momentum and then I saw the gun.
What gun, you might ask? Well, there’s a tiny, tiny finger pistol in THE FORTUNE called Le Petit Protector. I saw it on a tv show and the entire story of John and Francesca’s romance exploded (no pun intended).
She shoots him with it. Isn’t that how most romances start? 😀
I hope you give this book a read and enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it!
When Francesca Chastain sets off on the six month journey from New York to Oregon with her family, she is running from the darkness of her past. The land of milk and honey offers a fresh start. The wagon master’s assistant, John Malloy, ruins her dress and sets her off balance with his smile, his flirting and his handsome visage. She doesn’t want to find herself in need of him, or worse, falling in love with him.
John Malloy has worked wagon trains for three years, saving every cent to start his horse ranch in the Wyoming Territory. This is his last trip and the feisty Frankie Chastain turns it into the most confusing, frustrating time of his life. Then she disappears.
Frankie’s past shadows her travels and threatens her future. Trapped in the wild, she has to rely on John to get back to her family. Neither one expects the intensity of their attraction or the fight for their lives.
THE FORTUNE links:
Don’t forget book 1, THE BOUNTY, is free (except for Kindle UK – working on that):