Spotlight: Penny Estelle Visits to Talk About Sweet Historical Romance, HANNAH: BRIDE OF IOWA!

Today, fellow author Penny Estelle is stopping by to talk about her latest book! 


Hello, Penny! It's great that you're visiting MLB. Welcome! :) 











Hello! Thank you for having me here. 

 

 

 

My pleasure, of course! So, let me ask a few questions since you're here...

 

All right.

 

Can you tell us a little about your latest book? When did it come out and where can we get it?

 

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B017HLRB5Q

Samuel Morrison, a farmer from Iowa, is in need of a wife and a mother for Lizzie, his three-year old daughter.  He reads an article from Massachusetts advertising mail order brides. He writes to the agency stating he’s looking for a partner who will work by his side and, hopefully, come to care for him and be a loving mother to Lizzie.
Hannah Brown responds to his letter.  Though she doesn’t say too much about herself, Samuel decides to take a chance and asks her to come to Iowa.
This woman is everything he wants in a wife and more -- or so he thinks.  Hannah has a secret that, if revealed, could devastate their future.
If Hannah tells Samuel, would he send her away?  She could lose all she’s come to cherish with Samuel and Lizzie.  Is Hannah willing to take that chance?

It was released on Dec 17, 2015 and here is the Amazon link.

 

Interesting! 

 

So, what inspired you to write your book? How did you get into writing historical romance?

 

A group of writers that belong to Pioneer Hearts approached me to see if I’d like to be part of a project that involves 50 mail order brides going to each state in the union.  The stories all had to take place in 1890 and there was a prequel that each story had to intertwine with.  The stories were released, one every day, from November 19 to January 7.  I was very honored they asked me to part of it. 
I had written middle grade/tween books when I first got into this game, but a few years ago, I decided to give writing for adults a try.  At What Price? was a family drama and then I went into romances.

Great!

 

So, tell us...what, do you feel, sets your book apart from other books in the genre?

 

I think the 50 brides for 50 states made this project unprecedented.  I picked Iowa and used West Liberty because that’s where I was born.  It was fun looking into the history of the place that was my home for…two years.  LOL.  My mom had 15 brothers and sisters so we were back most summers.  

All right.

 

Give us a teaser or two of the book if you can.

 

The man who greeted her was fairly short in stature with gray sideburns and an upper lip and chin covered with stubble. He wore a dirty floppy-brimmed hat and his body was lean and muscular for an older man. His arms and face were dark and leathery from the sun. His clothes looked clean, though they were ripped in a few areas, but the distasteful smell that so many men had, was absent from this man. 

“Howdy. What can I do for you, ma’am?’ 

Maddie jumped down from the wagon and approached the man. “Mr.?” 

“Slim.” 

“Mr. Slim, I…” 

“No Mr., just Slim.” 

"Slim, I need to get a train ticket to Pennsylvania. The ticket was more than I had anticipated. I find I must sell my mule and wagon.” 

The man stepped to one side looking passed her at the rickety wagon and old white mule. “Can’t use ‘em.” He turned to walk back into the livery, dismissing her. 

“Sir, please!” She ran in front of him, blocking his way. “I have no family left and no place to turn. I’m supposed to go stay with cousins I’ve never met and I can’t even get there.” Tears welled up in her eyes and her lower lip quivered. Maddie swallowed a lump of emotion so she could speak. “Sal is all I have left in this world. I can’t just leave her uncared for.” 

Surprise, or maybe fear, registered on the old man’s face. He held up his hands and took a step backwards. “Now, little lady, there ain’t no need to take on so. You need to calm yourself right down. Thing is I just ain’t got no money for that old bag of bones.” 

Tears slipped from her eyes, making dirty paths down her cheeks from the dust of the night’s ride to Jamestown. She didn’t care. “Mr. ...I mean, Slim, you don’t have to pay me. Sal doesn’t have much time left on this earth and she doesn’t eat much. She wouldn’t be any bother at all.” The last few words were muttered as a fresh wave of tears fell.

 

Wow, I definitely want to know what happens next...;)

 

Let's try another question, okay?


I'm sure readers are curious about your next writing project. Can you tell us what you've got cooking up now or is that a secret?

 

I wrote a steamy historical western romance titled Revenge, The Cowboy Way.  My next 3 books will be about the children of the couple in that story.  Gabe, Book One of  The Thornton Clan, will be the first.  

Ooh, I love a good romance series!

 

Well, we certainly look forward to your next book! 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by to tell us about Hannah, Penny! 

Of course! Thank you for having me here.


You're welcome! It's always an honor!

 

Readers, you'll just have to pick up a copy of this wonderful romance! :)

 

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B017HLRB5Q


Here is the blurb.
 
Hannah, Bride of Iowa is book twenty-nine in the unprecedented 50-book American Mail-Order Brides series. 
Samuel Morrison, a farmer from Iowa, is in need of a wife and a mother for Lizzie, his three-year old daughter. He reads an article from Massachusetts advertising mail order brides. He writes to the agency stating he’s looking for a partner who will work by his side and, hopefully, come to care for him and be a loving mother to Lizzie. Hannah Brown responds to his letter. Though she doesn’t say too much about herself, Samuel decides to take a chance and asks her to come to Iowa. This woman is everything he wants in a wife and more -- or so he thinks. Hannah has a secret that, if revealed, could devastate their future. If Hannah tells Samuel, will he send her away? She could lose all she’s come to cherish. Is Hannah willing to take that chance? 
Rated PG/Sweet (some language, kissing, all intimacy behind closed doors) 
 
Purchase Links:

Amazon Universal link:  http://bookgoodies.com/a/B017HLRB5Q

CreateSpace:  https://www.createspace.com/5905593
 
This sounds like an interesting book! 

About the Author:

 

I write for all ages, from the early reader to adults.  My books range from pictures books for the little ones, to fantasy, time-travel adventures for ages 9 to 13. I also write adult stories, including a family drama and contemporary, paranormal and historical westerns romances, under P. A. Estelle. 

I was a school secretary for 21 years.  My husband and I moved to our retirement home in Kingman, AZ, on very rural 54 acres, living on solar and wind only. 

Author Links:



Penny's Books:


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