Thursday, August 3, 2017

Excerpt Tour & #Giveaway for The Lady's Arrangement by Colleen L. Donnelly

Welcome to my stop on the Excerpt Tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for The Lady’s Arrangement by Colleen L. Donnelly.  Please leave a comment or question for Colleen to let her know you stopped by.  You may enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You may follow all of the stops on the tour by clicking on the banner above.  The more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.  Good Luck!

The Lady’s Arrangement
By Colleen L. Donnelly
Help Wanted, Book 1

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Release Date: May 31, 2017
Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 368 Pages
ISBN: 978-1509213245

Buy Links:  Amazon | B&N

* Book is on sale for $.99 during tour

About the book:

Neither Rex nor Regina wants a spouse, but they do have needs.

Ranger Rex Duncan needs a false identity—just long enough to uncover a ring of Kansas ranch thieves. Answering Regina’s ad for a temporary husband, he leaves his beloved red dirt of Oklahoma to assume that disguise. But the most obstinate woman he’s ever known confounds his assignment, and with hair the red color that has always made his heart beat a little faster.

Regina Howard needs a new Mrs. in front of her name—just long enough to reclaim her deceased husband’s ranch, since Kansas law won’t allow women to own property. When Rex answers her ad for a husband who can take orders as part of a brief business arrangement, she finds this stubborn man ignores her every command. Yet a good man is far more than just a name…


I tossed my head back again, hoping the sun would hide the crimson burning my face, praying when I looked back, Ben Miller would be gone. For good this time.

Ben let go of the horn of his saddle. I looked back at him as it dropped to the ground, the top leaning against his leg. “Look, I’m no good at these man-and-woman things, but you need more than a business arrangement. You need a real husband. Why settle for some agreement with a stranger when there’s a man close here who’d marry you right?”

“Mr. Miller…I…” No more words would come. They caught in my chest, where my heart struck up a chorus of eager beats as I stared up into eyes I could tell meant everything the man behind them said. If a cowhand ever proposed to me, that’s exactly how I imagined it would sound.

He raised a finger in my silence. His hand came close, his finger at my lips. “Please listen. I want you married the right way, with your property secure.”

I nodded. His finger brushed against my mouth, the sensation delicate, yet firing all the way to my toes.

“I’m suggesting you consider Doc for a husband. Admittedly, you’re too much of a wild thing for him, but he’ll give you more than just a last name. He’ll dote on you, watch out for you, and probably even take orders from you. And he’ll be good to Jess.”

Doc. My heart became silent, my chest an empty cavern. Ben lowered his finger before I could bite it off.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Born and raised in the Midwest, Colleen earned a four-year degree in Medical Technology and used it to travel and explore other parts of the country while working in the field of science.

Outside the laboratory she delves deeply into literature, both reading and writing, her interest piqued by tales involving moral dilemmas and the choices people come up against.

A lover of the outdoors as well as a comfy living room, Colleen is always searching inside and out for the next good story.

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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you for your support - to readers and writers alike!

  2. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

    1. Hi, Lisa! I love seeing your name again and truly wish you the best in winning!

  3. To the Queen of All She Reads - you have brought us a deep pool of pleasure and thought, of which I am honored to be a part. Thank you for expanding the literary world and bringing it into our homes.

  4. The Lady's Arrangement sounds like a good read. Thank you

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