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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

LASR Book of the Month: MAIL-ORDER TANGLE #historicalromance #mailorderbride

Mail-Order Tangle

Long and Short Reviews
Book of the Month

This last weekend has been really somethin'!

Caroline Clemmons and I found out that our duet, Mail-Order Tangle, had received a 5-star review (thank you, Sorrel!) so was in the running for Long and Short Review's Book of the Month.  We were already happy as two puppies in a rawhide chewy store, so this was just the cherry on top.

Our readers and friends rallied and yes...
Mail-Order Tangle did win!  

Needless to say, we've been doing the happy dance since we found out about the win this morning, and we're ever so thankful to the members of the Pickle Barrel Bar and Books, Ann Charles' Purple Door Saloon, the Western Historical Romance Book Club, Pioneer Hearts, The Authors' Billboard, and Easychair Bookshop, as well as the beta readers and all readers who've supported us through this entire endeavor.  Also, Claudia Stephan of the Books, Readers, Authors, Reviews and Events page posted several times.

Here are a couple review snippets.  The first is about Caroline's book, Mail-Order Promise:
If a book can make you feel things then it’s a very good book. This is a very good book.
The second is about my book, Mail-Order Ruckus:
Perfect book to unwind at the end of the day and get lost.
You can read Sorrel's entire review at the Long and Short Reviews website.

Mail-Order Promise
by Caroline Clemmons

Ellie Dickerson and her sister are in desperate straits when she contracts to become a mail-order bride to a Texas rancher. After her arduous trip from Virginia, she learns her fiancĂ© has died. His handsome brother has sworn to take care of her and she’s instantly attracted to him, but he seems indifferent toward her. What will happen to her and her sister?

Kage Johanssen, co-owner of a ranch in Idaho with his cousin Matt, is forced to take over his family’s Central Texas ranch on the death of his older brother. Kage is in no hurry to get married, and when his brother’s bride shows up, she’s everything he doesn’t want in a wife—except she’s stunningly beautiful. Despite his deathbed promise to his brother and his attraction to Ellie, he’s convinced she doesn’t have the grit to be a rancher’s wife.

When a greedy, sadistic villain attempts to take over the ranch and kill Kage, can Ellie save her true love? What will it take to prove that she’s the only woman for Kage?

Mail-Order Ruckus
by Jacquie Rogers

Matt Johanssen returned to the ranch he and his cousin Kage started in Owyhee County, Idaho Territory, not knowing he took Laura Dickerson's heart with him. Now that her sister no longer needs her, Laura wants a home of her own and a family to put in it. No other man would fill the bill as well as Matt, but he’s not interested. Not wanting to live as a spinster aunt the rest of her life, Laura signs a contract with a marriage broker, choosing to go to Silver City, near Matt’s ranch, in hopes that he might come around. But he’s not on the roster of eligible grooms!

When Matt sees Laura among the brides on display on the balcony of the Idaho Hotel, he feels gutshot. He’s in no position to take a wife, not with a ranch eating up every spare moment and dollar. But if he doesn't step forward, the one woman he wants will be wed at the end of the week—and not to him.

Will Matt walk away from the woman who stole his heart or let go of everything he's worked so hard to build go in exchange for love?
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We sincerely hope you enjoy these books.  It was a fun collaboration and of course we fell in love with the characters.  We'd greatly appreciate a review--that's such a tremendous help.

Mail-Order Tangle
Two books
by bestselling western writers

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Happy Reading!


  1. Congratulations, Caroline and Jacquie. Great reviews. Very nice award.

  2. Thanks to everyone who voted for MAIL ORDER TANGLE. So nice to receive recognition for the hard work in which all writers engage.

    1. Yep, we all work hard, and sometimes harder, so it's nice to bask in the glow for fifteen seconds before we have to get back to work!

  3. I can't think of two more deserving authors! Congrats you two!

  4. Congratulations on the win and the great reviews! Both books sound delightful.


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