3/20/2018

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


Celebrate love in all seasons! The new BRIDES OF NOELLE series features holiday-themed historical romances from the same bestselling authors who brought you the Twelve Days of Christmas Mail-Order Brides. Indulge in sweet romances set in the fictional town of Noelle, Colorado, follow many of the characters you met and fell in love with in the Christmas series, along with some new arrivals.Take a sneak peek at who's coming to town for EASTER...

Daphne, An Easter Bride
By Kit Morgan


Desperation: A state of despair, typically one that results in rash or extreme behavior...

Daphne Dolittle was prone to both.
 
Walker Brooks wasn’t looking for love, he was looking for a way out of Noelle! His friend was sick and he didn’t have the money anyway. But if he didn’t leave soon, he could be in a heap of trouble. He had a reputation (or rather his father had) that caused him nothing but trouble. So when a woman approaches Walker with a way to make some money, he’d be a fool to turn it down. Unfortunately, if he takes it, he’d put her in danger. What’s a desperate man to do?

Here's an excerpt


  Mayor Hardt watched her a moment. “Did you come alone, Miss Dolittle?”
  “Yes. I did. I heard about your mine and the investment opportunity and thought it best if I came at once to take advantage of it. I … well, I wasn’t sure if the opportunity was still available.”
  He slowly nodded. “It is, but as I said, we have some guidelines.” He gave her a compassionate look. “And unfortunately, I can think of one already that would disqualify you.”
  She straightened in her chair. “It’s because I’m a woman, isn’t it?”
  Mr. Hardt smiled and shook his head. “No, it’s because you’re a single woman. But that’s easily fixed.”
  “I’m glad to hear it. What’s the base amount?”
  “Now hold on, I didn’t say you qualified. I said the opposite. You’re disqualified.”
  She looked into his blue eyes. He, too, was a handsome man with a certain … steeliness to him. Decisive. Yes, that’s what he seemed. Which was bad news for her. “Disqualified?”
  “Yes. You see, Miss Dolittle, one of the major requirements for anyone wanting to invest in the mine is that they are married.”
  “Married!” she blurted.
  “And citizens in good standing,” he went on.
  “Good standing?” she squeaked.
  “That means respectable.” He looked her over. “You’re traveling alone?”
  “I … yes, well … yes.”
  He slowly nodded. The look on his face reminded Daphne of her old schoolmaster from childhood. Mr. Griffith, who could quell the best of them into submission. “I see,” he drawled.
  Think fast, Daphne thought. “I wish to travel, you know? I have money but need another source of income. As my investment grows, I can reinvest into the mine …”
  He nodded. “A sound plan, but I’m afraid you still don’t qualify.”
  She did her best to remain calm. She had everything in place to begin her dream. Everything! And now this fellow was blowing it all to smithereens. “So, let me get this straight. In order to invest my good money into the silver mine, I have to be a respectable, good citizen of Noelle, and married,” she said, her jaw tight. “Is that correct?”
  “That is correct, yes,” he said.
  “Wonderful,” she said with a sigh.
  “You have at least one qualifying factor.”
  She looked at him, realized she was frowning and tried for a smile. “What?”
  “You have money. 

Just released for St. Patrick's Day...

Norah, A St. Patrick's Day Bride
By Amanda McIntyre

Not proud of his seedy entanglements back East, Irish Immigrant Seamus (pronounced Shamus) Malone is determined to create a new and better life in the western frontier, but despite attempts to reach the woman that captured his heart, his letters for the last four years have gone unanswered. Will a plea for help from Noelle’s new matchmaker convince his estranged wife to join him in this new world, proving his love, and that he is a changed man?

Passion (and a controlling aunt) drove Norah into marriage, but when she finds her new husband dabbling in drink and dangerous liaisons, she bid him farewell, relenting to his pipe dreams of a better life, while she remained behind living in the shame of a broken marriage. But when a dark truth is discovered she must now decide if the love she once felt is enough to survive a second chance in the New West?

Here's an excerpt: 

That awkward moment when your estranged wife shows up unexpectedly...

    “I should be livid with you, Seamus Malone. Why, what you propose is nothing but plain horse-thievin’. You never charged Madam Bonheur such prices.”
    “Madam Bonhuer never got any of my whisky,” Seamus said with his most charming smile.
    “Well, then,” Felice said stepping around the bar and pressing herself against him. “If I say yes, maybe together we might find a way to seal our little partnership. Maybe have a little fun?” She giggled as she slinked her arms around his neck and planted a kiss on his cheek.
    Seamus placed his hands on her shoulders, intent on pushing her away. He froze when he heard the sound of a man clearing his throat.
    “I’m sorry. Is this the Golden Nugget? The stagecoach experienced a bit of trouble and needed repair, which is why we’re late. It was suggested that here is where our traveling companion might find a Mr. Seamus Malone?”
    Seamus heard nothing of what the man said, his words like the drone of a beehive in the back of his brain. He stared at the trio standing in the middle of the saloon, unable to trust his eyes. “Norah? What in bloody blazes are you doing here?”

Haven't started the series yet? Check out these first two books in the Brides of Noelle series:


Jolie, A Valentine's Day Bride
By E.E. Burke
Jolie LaFemme has been a working girl at La Maison for four long years...ever since being betrayed and left penniless, grieving and adrift. She’s jaded, distrustful and blind to the possibility of love. As far as she's concerned, being the madam of a popular sporting house is the best she can hope for, and nothing will convince her to give up the coveted and lucrative position. 
Hank Donavan arrives in Noelle with a plan to ensure his sister's financial security, and regain his pride. He’s a man in his prime, handsome by any measure, but an accident ruined his vision...and his future. Now, he travels with his dog, Bear, and sells beautiful handmade Valentine’s cards. His big opportunity comes when he gets a chance to invest in the town’s richest silver mine. There’s only one catch: he has to be married first. 
Who would marry a blind man with little to recommend him when there are plenty of hale and hearty men to go around?

Ophelia, A Valentine's Day Bride
By Kit Morgan
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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. 

Enjoy this hilarious romp as only Kit Morgan can deliver. Sweet, clean and wholesome romance at its very best!








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Leave a comment and enter our BRIDES OF NOELLE drawing for your chance to win one of the books from the original series: Twelve Days of Christmas Mail-Order Brides. Three winners will be draw on Friday, March 23!

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38 comments:

  1. I really need to catch up on these books. The ones I've read are awesome.

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    1. I do hope you'll join us on our journey! We're having fun writing these books set in Noelle.

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    2. E. E. Burke is right, we have had fun writing these books. And it's been so much fun creating the town of Noelle and its community of new brides and grooms!

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    3. Thanks, Pam. Noelle has captured many hearts, from authors, to characters, to readers. So happy you've enjoyed them!

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  2. I love love love these books. Loved the 12 days books as well. Just wish they were full length so the characters and storylines could develope more. You authors are the BEST!

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    1. Thank you Dolores. I've really enjoyed diving deeper into some of the secondary characters from 12 days in the new series. It's also interesting and fun for us authors to bring each others' characters into our books.
      Good luck on the drawing!

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    2. Thanks Dolores, so glad you 're enjoying them. Daphne, An Easter Bride is just a touch longer than the others I've contributed to the series. Hope you enjoy her story! Good luck in the drawing!

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  3. I am loving visting in Noelle again with more brides keep them coming

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    1. I'm glad you're enjoying this new series! Thanks for commenting, and good luck in the drawing.

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    2. Glad to hear you're enjoying the series, Glenda!

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    3. Love having you visit Noelle often, Glenda!Thank you for sharing❤️

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    1. Ah! I love fall! What a great time of year!

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    2. Harvest Time Brides, anyone?

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  5. Cant wait to read the easter book ;) love this town!

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    1. It'll be out soon. Thanks for stopping by Kim! Good luck with the drawing!

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    2. I had fun writing Daphne. She's feisty! Good luck in the drawing!

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  6. This is an awesome series, I just need to find time to read more of them. Happy Spring Equinox!!

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    1. Thank you Neena! I'm so ready for Spring! Good luck in the drawing!

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    2. LOL, we have a snowstorm on the first day of spring tomorrow, Neena!

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    3. Happy spring, Neena! So glad you're enjoying the series!

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  7. I have read one book in this series and it is so good. I did go to the facebook event for the series so all of them sound wonderful. If i do be blessed and get the book please can it be a print of it ? peggy clayton ptclayton2@aol.com

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    1. Thanks for following along with us and being so good to share! Good luck with the drawing!

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    2. Woo Hoo, look at all the fun reading you have waiting for you, Peggy! Good luck in the drawing!

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  8. I love Autumn... the color change, the cooler weather, etc...

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    1. I do love autumn, too. I think that would be a good time for another bride to arrive in Noelle!

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    2. Let's see, Harvest Time Brides, Autumn Brides, Harvest Moon Brides!

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  9. The wonderful day 47 years ago summer time.

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    1. Aw! What a great testimony to love! Thank you for sharing! Good luck with the drawing!

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    2. Wow Anita! That's wonderful!

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  10. I would have loved to have been married in the summer!

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    1. How about coming to Noelle on July 4th for a wedding...or two? Thanks for coming by today. Good luck in the drawing!

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    2. Or even three! Poor Reverend Hammond. He's going to be busy come July 4th!

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  11. sounds like this will be a great series

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  12. I am currently a third of the way through and I am just so in love with the series. Even though I am married and Valentines day is my anniversary, I would love a fall harvest wedding. Fall is my favorite season, so maybe a Halloween wedding.

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  13. Spring time would be the best time to me! I can see a Memorial Day or Mother's Day wedding! I've loved each of these books! It's been such heart warming fun to feel part of this little town coming to life. Can't wait for more!

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