Kristy McCaffrey writes contemporary and award-winning historical western romances. She likes the peculiar, the fascinating, and the scientific; animals and the outdoors; her husband and children; history, symbols, and mythology. Grab a cup of tea and hang out by the fireside. Let's travel together.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Turkey Trot Blog Hop
By Kristy McCaffrey
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday season here in the U.S., my thoughts always turn to one thing. Okay, yes, it's pumpkin pie but the other thought is how much I look forward to sneaking away from the crowd of family and friends and losing myself in a book.
I did this as a child and I admit the impulse is still there as an adult. Back in my youth, I would clutch my latest Nancy Drew book close, but these days I'm fortunate to have my kindle handy. It's always filled with an exciting adventure, whether it be a romance or a sci-fi yarn or a thrilling young adult dystopian fantasy.
I remember going to my grandmother's house with a book in hand, just in case I found a bit of down time, and I usually did.
So what are you reading this holiday? Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming, so it only makes sense to stock up on some great reads.
Nothing makes it easier to tune out your family than a good book. :-)
To get you started, check out this blog hop!!
Leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card and an autographed copy of
ALICE: Bride of Rhode Island.
(International winners will receive an ebook instead of a paperback.)
You'll also be automatically entered in the Grand Prize giveaway -- a $50 Amazon gift card.
Visit the other blogs for a chance to win more prizes and gain additional entries for the grand prize.
All winners will be chosen on Friday, November 25. Please leave an email in your comment so that you can be contacted in the event that you win.
Alice: Bride of Rhode Island is thirteenth in the
unprecedented 50-book American Mail-Order Brides series.
Fleeing her stepfather and an arranged marriage in Newport,
Alice Endicott finds work as a seamstress at the Brown Textile Mill near Boston.
When a devastating fire destroys the factory, she and all the girls face dire
unemployment circumstances. But hope arrives when their manager, Roberta
McDaniel, shares the Grooms’ Gazette with them. Each woman will choose a
husband and become a mail-order bride. As Alice’s friends—Lottie, Leora,
Judith, Beth, Lessie and Josie—embrace the idea, she too becomes caught up in
the excitement of a grand new adventure.
When fisherman Frank Martel contacts her, Alice can’t pass
up the opportunity to return to Rhode Island despite her stepfather’s presence.
Upon arriving at the train station in Tiverton, however, Frank neglects to meet
James Martel is shocked to find a woman at the rail depot
claiming to be his brother’s fiancée. Even more surprising is her connection to
a man who ruined James’ father years before. When Frank confesses that he can
no longer wed Alice, James steps forward to fill the role since the beautiful
young woman holds the key to avenging the Martel name.
Can Alice convince her new husband that their marriage is
worth saving once she discovers his subterfuge? And will James learn that love
is more important than revenge?