Get Lost In A New Series from Debut Author Cissie Patterson

Widow Grace Tupper is struggling to rebuild her life after suffering a devastating loss. Could becoming a mail order bride be the answer? One ad speaks to her heart and provides hope. Is this the solution to repairing her shattered dreams or the start of a new nightmare?

Sheriff Colt Matthews has no desire to marry again. Yet, despite his determination to remain single, he must consider the needs of his young daughter. Would a mother’s touch help her find the healing she needs? Is true love needed if hope exists? Journey to Freedom, Colorado in this new mail-order bride romance series and discover surprises along the way.

On a train to Colorado, 1883

Grace awoke with a start. The sound of the train wheels reminded her of all she’d lost – You can’t go back, you can’t go back, you can’t go back. Grace’s eyes filled with tears as she stared out the window at the rain. This awful rain – she’d been on this train for three days now, and the rain had started to fall within the first few hours of her journey. It matched her gloomy mood and most likely brought on the nightmare again — the day life as she knew it ended. Almost three years had gone by. It had been too long since she had last seen her darling Anna. If only she’d have known when she put her to bed that night, that Henry would reappear and take their daughter away. She didn’t know where her baby was. She didn’t know if Anna was alive or dead — she only knew that she had to find a way to keep on living.

As the train ride entered into its third evening, Grace pulled out the letter and read it again. The letter that gave her courage to begin a new life, a life out West, a life where happiness would still elude her but a fresh start was guaranteed. A life with Charlie Thornton in Freedom, Colorado.

Future bride,
Are you looking for a new life? A life filled with choices and freedom to be yourself? I am looking for someone to join me in Colorado. I own my own claim, and it is doing well. I am looking for a female who wishes to experience the western adventure.
If you are between the ages of twenty and twenty-five, are able to cook and manage a home, then I am looking for you. A desire to have children is a bonus but not a requirement. 
I am willing to support you as we discover each other’s interests. Let’s not fool ourselves into believing love will be immediate. We must grow together as friends first as we develop a mutual respect. If this arrangement interests you, please reply to me in Freedom, Colorado.
Charlie Thornton
Freedom. Freedom! If ever God was talking to her, this letter was it. Grace needed to escape and find freedom. She had a little money of her own saved and if Charlie Thornton wasn’t the man for her, she’d forge a new life for herself. She was free of Henry and his controlling ways. She was free to begin again and maybe, just maybe, she’d find a way to be free to forgive herself for losing Anna. She closed her eyes and let the movement of the train rock her to sleep.

Meet Cissie

Born in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Cissie Patterson lives in southeast Michigan with her husband and two children. She likes to read (and write) historical western romance. She spends much of her time in the Pioneer Hearts group on Facebook, promoting many fabulous authors of the genre. Besides reading, her life is filled with her children and family and editing for several authors.

Cissie also helps promote free books and sales on Western Romance Book Babe, a page for readers on Facebook.

Contact info, including links for social media:
Western Romance Book Babe: https://www.facebook.com/WesternRomanceBB/
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2CTBd9P

Buy links
Grace’s Hope: http://amzn.to/2CV4BN7
Mail Order Moments (Brides of Beckham): http://amzn.to/2lYg06B

E.E.: Why did you start to write?
Cissie: I have to thank Kirsten Osbourne, the author of the Brides of Beckham series, for encouraging me to write. I’m not sure encouragement is a strong enough word though. She was gracious enough to allow me to write in her Brides of Beckham series and reunite her two matchmakers (Harriet Long and Elizabeth Miller) through the mail-order matchup of family members.  When I lost a close friend, I decided it was time to stop dreaming about writing and try my hand at it. Worst case would be that nobody would read my story. Instead, readers loved the story of Ida Mae Miller and Simon Farmer.
E.E.: How often do you get lost in a story?
Cissie: I am always lost in a story. My family has a hard time talking to me when I’m reading because I just don’t hear them. When writing, my head is twelve details ahead of where it should be, thinking about facts I want to weave into my storyline.
E.E.: What’s the first book you remember reading? 
Cissie: Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew. I love books with a bit of mystery. 
E.E.: What’s your favorite “love” word? 
Cissie: Strength and support. When I think of love, I think of a man who has quiet strength that will support me and all that I do.
E.E.: What’s your favorite fairy tale? 
Cissie: I would probably say The Little Mermaid. I love to swim and I love the water. I think I would want to trade my legs for a tail and find an underwater prince.
E.E.: What’s your favorite cartoon character? 
Cissie: Tigger. No matter what happens in life, Tigger always bounces back and nothing seems to get him down. He’s just fun, fun, fun!
Cissie will give away a signed print copy of Mail Order Moment (Brides of Beckham) and an ebook of her latest, Grace's Hope. Enter the Rafflecopter below and leave a comment:
What are your favorite fairy tales and why?

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  1. Cissie as you know I love your books and was so happy this morning when i came to GLIAS and found you! I can't do ebooks only print due to severely disabled and if by chance i win i sure hope that i can win a print and read another of your books. Hope you'll come back soon!

    1. Thank you, Peggy and good luck! I’m glad you liked Grace’s story.

  2. I also forgot to tell you my fav fairy talk and it is Beauty and the Beast. I love it as no matter what you look like one will find you beautiful! peggy clayton

    1. Beauty & the Beast speaks to a lot of people. Belle is rare in her outlook and I wish more people could get past the outside to what really matters. A beautiful heart is a treasure!

  3. I love the sound of this book!
    My fav fairytale is Beauty & The Beast... love how looking past the surface to seeing the person inside...

    1. I hope you get a chance to check out Grace’s story in this new series. The Beast is kind and gentle - how many of us are hiding treasured souls inside, waiting to be discovered?

  4. Thank you so much for having me here! Grace’s Hope is a unique mail-order bride story, a tale I’d not read before. I’m excited to share those surprises and twists with you as you discover Freedom!

  5. Grace's Hope looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win that book.

  6. My fave fairy tale character is Cinderella, as I felt just like her growing up, except I didn't get no ball. LOL

  7. My favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast. You never know how someone really is til you give them a chance!

  8. I read this book and wrote a review and forgot to hit submit. I loved the book!!!!!

  9. Cissie we started reading with the same books! My first book I remember owning was Trixie Belden and the Red Trailer Mystery. I read some of Nancy Drew also but Trixie Belden was my favorite series. At one time I owned all the books, but a heavy rain crashed a ceiling in our house and destroyed all of them. :( Anyway.. as you know I loved both of your books so far! Cannot wait for the next one!

    1. I love Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.... is that a fairy tale? I don't even know LOL

  10. Cinderella - singing

  11. My favorite fairy tale would have to be Cinderella cause she finally gets her prince charming.

  12. The contest says it is no longer accepting entries, but my favorite fairytale was always Rapunzel, or the more modern version of beauty and the beast.