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Linda Broday | 20 Questions: THE MAIL ORDER BRIDE'S SECRET + Giveaway!

The Mail Order Bride's Secret
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Outlaw Mail Order Brides #3

February 2020
On Sale: January 28, 2020
Featuring: Tait Trinity; Melanie Dunbar
352 pages
ISBN: 1492651109
EAN: 9781492651109
Kindle: B07Y5PLQH6
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Also by Linda Broday:
Once Upon a Mail Order Bride, November 2020
The Mail Order Bride's Secret, February 2020
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Longing for a Cowboy Christmas, October 2019
Saving the Mail Order Bride, May 2019


1--What’s the name of your latest release?


2--What is it about?

An outlaw with a large bounty on his head becomes sole guardian of twin nephews and a niece. He quickly sends for a mail order bride to help with the kids only she’s come looking to find his loot and facilitate his arrest.

3--What word best describes your heroine?


4--What makes your hero irresistible?

The love he shows these kids who have no one else.

5--Who are the people your main characters turn to when they need help?

Friends in the outlaw town of Hope’s Crossing.

6--What do you love about the setting of your book?

It’s wild and desolate—the perfect place for outlaws

7--Are you a plotter or a pantster?

I’m a true panster. I don’t outline at all and want my story to unfold through the characters as I go and not through any preconceived plan.

8--What is an ideal writing day for you?

An ideal day is when the story flows through my fingertips and I can easily get 5k words.

9--Do you listen to music while you write, need total silence, or have the TV on?

I need total silence. No distractions. I have to hear the characters’ voices in my head.

10--How do you approach research?

I love research. It’s where I find hidden gems that make my story really come alive.

11--What is your publishing journey story?

I published my 1st book at age 53. I’d tried for 12 years to get noticed before I heard about the New Historical Voice contest at Dorchester Publishing. I entered the story I’d been working on called Knight on the Texas Plains. They liked it and offered me a contract.

12--Do you have critique partners/writing groups you want to give a shout-out to?

I critique with some amazing writers – Jodi Thomas, R. Taylor Moore, Michael David, Morgan Hysinger, and Dee Burks.

13--What are the most frustrating things about being an author?

Not having enough time for everything. I hate being in the middle of a new story and getting copy edits on another book or having to do promo on a release. There’s never enough time.

14--What’s your favorite scent?

Rain-cooled air. I just love the fresh smell of the air after a rain.

15--What movie will you watch no matter what if it’s on TV?

To Kill a Mockingbird. I never tire of watching this. I think it’s one of the best films ever made.

16--Do you like breakfast, lunch, or dinner best?

Breakfast. I love to start the day with a nutritious meal. I love eggs, bacon and all that.

17--What’s the one thing you wish you knew more about?

How to pace better in my writing. I have the hardest time with this.

18--What’s the silliest thing you’ve ever done?

Looking high and low for my glasses and they’re on top of my head.

19--What can readers expect from you next?

The final Outlaw Mail Order Brides series – Once Upon a Mail Order Bride

20--How can readers reach you?

Through my website (,) Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram


COMMENT TO WIN: What's your favorite thing about western romance? Tell us in a comment and you'll be entered to win a copy of THE MAIL ORDER BRIDE'S SECRET! US and Canada only - good luck!



Outlaw Mail Order Brides #3

The Mail Order Bride's Secret

When the West was wild and man's law favored the few...
These extraordinary women could be the heart of an outlaw.

When three young children show up on outlaw Tait Trinity's doorstep, he knows he can't help them—a wanted man has no business raising kids. And yet he can't bring himself to turn them away. At a loss, he sends for the mail order bride he'd been writing to, hoping the demure dressmaker will be the answer to his prayers.

Melanie Dunbar is nothing like the bride Tait was expecting. She's rough and tumble...and hiding an ulterior motive. Dangerous men have taken her sister hostage, and if Melanie wants to see her alive, she'll have to betray her new husband. There's only one problem—the more time she spends with Tait, the more she comes to care for him. Yet as the noose begins to tighten, Melanie will have to make a terrible choice: save her sister...or the man she loves.

Romance Suspense | Romance Western | Romance Historical [Sourcebooks Casablanca, On Sale: January 28, 2020, Mass Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781492651109 / eISBN: 9781492651116]

Filled with adventure and memorable characters...

About Linda Broday

Linda Broday

Romancing the West One Story at a Time

Linda Broday is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and makes her home in the Texas Panhandle on land the American Indian and Comancheros once roamed. She is a multi-published western historical romance author who lives and breathes cowboys and the American West way of life. Here in the panhandle it's very common to see cowboys, they've provided lots of inspiration. There's just something about a man in tight jeans, a Stetson and boots that gets her hot and bothered! Linda grew up watching TV westerns back in their heyday and fell in love with the desperados, lawmen and strong men and women who portrayed the people who settled this wild land that offered so much opportunity for those who wanted to seek it. They taught her the values, the strength it took to survive and the tremendous will to keep going when things got tough. She loves writing stories about similar people who could've lived back then. When Linda is not writing, She's scouring the internet looking for little tidbits to add depth to my stories. She has also been accused, quite unfairly she might add, of haunting museums and libraries. Linda's desire to keep history alive is what drives her and she can't imagine writing anything else.

Bachelors of Battle Creek | Men of Legend | Texas Heroes | Outlaw Mail Order Brides





12 comments posted.

Re: Linda Broday | 20 Questions: THE MAIL ORDER BRIDE'S SECRET + Giveaway!

The history. The book sounds awesome.
(Blanche Nixon 9:56am January 29)

I love the adventure and the history.
(Cheryl Castings 9:49pm January 30)

This book sounds like a good read.
My favorite thing about romance is it takes me to a world
I can indulge in and get lost in and one that sometimes
better than the real world.
Book sounds absolutely like a great read.
Mail order Bride books are interesting and intriguing.
I just love what type of history and romance your trying
to add to your readers life.
I like these type of books.
Liked reading your interview.
Look forward to reading your books in paperback and
reviewing your paperback books.
Hope I Win.
(Crystal Stewart 7:17pm February 5)

The cowboys, of course! And, the scenery.
(Jamie Gillespie 8:32pm February 5)

Cowboys are so rugged, tough and manly!
(Tracy Urschler 9:42pm February 7)

This sounds like a good book for me. Western romances have always appealed to me. There is something about the history that goes along with rugged cowboys and an exciting story that grabs my interest.
(Anna Speed 2:33pm February 8)

There’s a well-defined line between good and evil. The cowboy hero,
usually a man of few words, is strong. The heroine is usually spunky.
(Sandy Klocinski 5:51pm February 8)

I love the cowboys!! Thank you!
(Beth Shepherd 7:39pm February 8)

I love the cowboys. They are so interesting.
(Victoria Kondovski 7:48pm February 8)

I love me some cowboys.
(Lori Byrd 5:25pm February 9)

I just love reading about Cowboys and the way they lived. Just love the history about them.
(Heather Amos 2:30pm February 10)

The openness and wildness of time passed... Stepping back in
time through the storylines.
(Colleen Conklin 8:40pm February 10)

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