E.E. Burke's Best of the West: Welcome The Brides of Noelle

The fun that started with the Twelve Days of Christmas Mail-Order Brides, a historical romance series from twelve bestselling authors, continues in 2018 with THE BRIDES OF NOELLE. 

We'll be featuring stories set in the same fictional town of Noelle, Colorado, following many of the characters you met and fell in love with in the Christmas stories, along with some new arrivals.

Brides of Noelle features stories for every season, starting with Valentine's Day. 
My book, Jolie, A Valentine's Bride, and Kit Morgan's Ophelia, A Valentine's Day Bride, kick off the new series. In March, Amanda McIntyre will release Norah, A St. Patrick's Day Bride.

Today, we'll take a peek at Ophelia, and tomorrow I'll share more about my book, Jolie

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Ophelia: A Valentine's Day Bride

Clint Jones came to Noelle for one purpose and one purpose only. Get in, assess the town, and get out. Then he'd report to his superiors at Wells Fargo and Company to let them know if Noelle was respectable and prosperous enough to open a branch there. 

But what Clint found was anything but respectable! 

Toss in a violet-eyed beauty that takes his breath away, a mayor and a preacher he thinks are consorting with the worst sorts of evil, and the fun begins. 

Here's an excerpt when Clint first arrives at his room above the Golden Nugget Saloon:

A knock sounded at the door, causing him to straighten up – right into the window frame. “OW!” He rubbed the back of his head as he ducked inside. “Just a minute,” he said as he went to the door, opened it …
… and stopped breathing. 
“Hello,” the angel said. “I know this is improper, but I can’t see it’s any different from conversing out the windows.”
He managed a smile, or at least a grimace. “Indeed, I wouldn’t think so. Besides, it’s cold outside.” He straightened. “So you’re new in town?” Please let her not work here! he added silently.
“Yes, I’m visiting …” she stopped and looked away. “I mean, I’m here to work with my friend Felicity.”
His heart sank. Oh, no. But to make sure he asked, “And this Felicity, she lives here in the saloon?”
“Yes. But it’s only temporary, until there’s a place built that’s big enough for all of us.”
“Oh dear, I’m not explaining this very well, am I?”

He tried not to grimace. Actually, she was explaining things quite well – the town was to have another whorehouse. “No, I understand perfectly.” He took one last look at the vision before him. She had to be a new girl – she wouldn’t stay that lovely for long. “Now if you’ll excuse me, I’d best finish what I started.”

Meet Kit Morgan

A consistent Top 100 lists bestseller, Kit Morgan, aka Geralyn Beauchamp, has been writing for fun all of her life. 

When writing as Geralyn Beauchamp, her books are epic, adventurous, romantic fantasy at its best. When writing as Kit Morgan they are whimsical, fun, inspirational, sweet and clean stories that depict a strong sense of family and community. 

Kit penned The Partridge, Book 1 in the Twelve Days of Christmas Mail-Order Brides, and now she kicks off our spin-off series, The Brides of Noelle with Ophelia, A Valentine's Day Bride.

Don't miss a day in Noelle!

Tomorrow, meet Jolie, the most unexpected bride in Noelle!

Jolie, A Valentine's Day Bride, by E.E. Burke follows the adventures of a unique couple who change the rules to find their happily-ever-after. 

Are you a fan of long-running series? What is it about these series that captures your attention and holds it book after book?

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  1. I am a fan of long running series as you see how each book ties the same thing in together .

    1. Thanks for coming by Peggy! We work hard to tie these together so they read flawlessly from book to book, and to also be enjoyed separately.

  2. I am not a big fan of long running series about 3 to 4 books are about right to me. Long running series I tend to loose part of them and never get all of them.

    1. Thanks for commenting! Do you read books in a series selectively? We write these so they can stand alone, but I'll admit I think it's fun to read more than one to get a flavor of the series.

    2. I'm reading Beach Brides it's I think 12 books long... It amazes me how you come up with the subject matter and connection for a series that long and still keep them individual stories... God I love Authors 💝 Truly Thank you from the bottom of my heart for Sharing your Talent it allows me to dream.

  3. I love a long running series. I get to revisit characters from previous books and see what they're up to.

  4. I love to follow the former couples and people in a town to find out what has been happening to them as I read a new story and find out how the new couple fits into the town.

  5. I am excited to read this continuing series about the residents of Noelle. I loved the first series.

  6. I usually read the first 3 or 4 and then lose interest.