Here Comes Emma Connor and the Brides of Last Chance

Go West, young man! In a young country where men went West to seek their fortunes, there was something important that most of them forgot to bring: women!

Successful, respectable men seek twenty-two healthy, proper, unmarried young ladies to relocate to the booming town of Last Chance, in Washington Territory. Purpose: Matrimony. Safe passage and all expenses paid.

Four visionary men who longed for land instead of gold went further north--into the Washington Territory--and founded the boom town of Last Chance. The town needs the civilizing influence of proper women in order to grow and prosper.
Together, these friends decide to bring 22 brides-to-be to Last Chance, for a small fee to the prospective grooms. It's going to be a long process: the advertisement, choosing the women, and sailing around the Horn with them back to Last Chance.
- Logan owns the lumber mill. He's only interested in one woman, the one he foolishly left behind in New Orleans, a week before their wedding, some years ago.
- Cole, the ambitious second son of an earl, runs ships that carry the lumber and other goods. He's focused on his business and he's filthy rich.
- Joshua builds things and wants to build more. He's only interested in soiled doves, and no commitment.
- Garrett is the salt of the earth, the hardest-working foreman they have ever known. He wants a bride, but doesn't know how he can even afford one.

As One Last Chance (Last Chance Brides #1) opens, no one is more surprised than Logan when he comes face to face with Charlotte, the woman he jilted years before. He's shocked, shocked that she has answered the advertisement. And she's devastated to come face to face with the man who wrecked her life, and especially under these embarrassing circumstances.

Charlotte wants to escape the aftermath of the war-ravaged South and insists that she wants to find herself a husband in the Washington Territory. She's certain she doesn't want to marry Logan because, after all, he left her to survive the war on her own! 

Logan has a long voyage in which to try to convince Charlotte he's not the same guy who broke her heart. Of course, some of the other women are interested in Logan, too.

It's going to be a bumpy ride around the Horn! There will be historical romance, perils, humor, friendship, competition, heartbreak and adventure. Get ready because here come the brides of Last Chance!

DONNELL:  Get Lost in a Story readers I am thrilled to present to you today the talented and prolific, award winning Emma Connor.  

Emma, obviously the Brides of Last Chance is Historical.  Would I be safe in assuming historical is your favorite genre?  Have you written other genres, and what authors have influenced you?

EMMA: I love historicals! They are by far my favorite genre. I’ve written a fantasy and a few paranormals as well though. My favorite authors are Laura Kinsale, Elizabeth Hoyt, Meredith Duran, and Joanna Bourne.

DONNELL:  There is such a romantic appeal about being a mail order bride.  I think the idea is truly romanticized. Talk about why you love this series and what you want readers to take away from it.

EMMA: I found it a challenge to find unique conflicts for these four sets of people who are thrown together, expected to create a marriage with a stranger. I believe that any two people can make a relationship work if they try hard enough, and that’s what I want readers to take away from this series.

DONNELL:  You have some hunky characters listed above.  Do you have a favorite?  Is there one that had to grow on you?

EMMA:  I’m finding Cole’s story the hardest to write, probably because he’s a little uptight. LOL But Vivian is doing her best to loosen him up! Garrett’s story is the one I’m most looking forward to writing. He’s a bit tortured, and that’s my favorite kind of hero.

DONNELL:  What kind of a woman back in these days went in search of a husband she didn’t know?

EMMA: I love the idea of women who had the courage to put everything on the line and change their life. In this series, my heroines are all facing reconstruction in the South, after having faced years of war and hardship, and they are eager for a fresh start. It was a very risky move, and they very well could have ended up with men they didn’t care for, but they all get lucky! 

DONNELL:  Let’s bring you into current day.  What’s your favorite room in your house?

EMMA: Well, I recently moved and I’m living in an apartment, looking for a house to buy, so currently, the answer is none of them. I am looking forward to finding the right house and having an office again. I have a wonderful wall hanging my son bought me that says, “Dream Until Your Dreams Come True”. I can’t wait to have space to hang it above my desk again.

DONNELL:  The most unusual thing you have in your closet?

EMMA: I actually have a purple and white feather boa. Don’t know where I’d ever wear it, but I love it anyway!

DONNELL:  And now I’ll put Emma truly on the spot.  You’re in a time machine.  Do you become a mail order bride, or go someplace else – past or future?

EMMA: As much as I love historicals, I don’t think I’d really like to live one. I like the Internet and hot showers too much! I am very happy in the present.

Emma, now it’s your turn to ask readers a question.  

EMMA CONNOR:  Which one of my books are you most looking forward to?  I will do a giveaway of a free ebook to someone who comments on that question. J

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Thanks for being our guest, Emma, I think I'll answer your question and win a free e-book!  


  1. ONE LAST CHANCE sounds fantastic. While I love to read Historicals, I would not like to go back & live in any other time period I think. I like my creature comforts way too much.


    1. I agree! It's fun to visit, but wouldn't want to live there! No Kindles, no hot showers. Perish the thought! LOL

  2. Hi Emma! I love hist-rom too & you are a new author to me. The book & series sounds really interesting.

  3. Good morning, Emma. Hmmm, I think I might like to go back to a gentler time (just for a little while) without social media, and without digital phones. I was one of those weird ones who thought dial up worked LOL. Can't wait to read the Bridges of Last Chance series. Wishing you stardom!

    1. Whoops Brides, but put a bridge in your next story :)

    2. Thank you so much for hosting me, Donnell! I will put a bridge in my next story just because I love you so much! :)

  4. Thanks for another great books... I really wouldn't mind living in the Edwardian period.... pretty dresses... but I'd probably be the housemaid...

    1. LOL That's the bad thing about reality. A lot more people were housemaids than duchesses! But it's fun to think about!

  5. Lovely cover, Emma! And the story sounds wonderful. Great interview!

  6. Nice to have you with us today, Emma !
    Love the idea of the books. Here Come The Brides was one of my favorite shows!

    1. That was my inspiration! :) Thank you!

  7. Hi Emma! I loved, loved your first book and can't wait to read them all. I think Garrett's story is the one I really can't wait to read because you write awesome tortured heroes!

    1. That's the one I'm most looking forward too! :) Thanks for stopping by!

  8. all of them

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  9. I put the names of everyone who commented in a hat, and Angi Morton, you are the winner! :) Send your email address to me at emma@emmaconnor.com and I'll get your free book out to you!

  10. Emma - this series sounds awesome! Can't wait to read it! Congratulations!