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Monday, July 17, 2017

Hero vs. Hero: Drew and Beck

Hi, friends!

Today I thought I'd share a little something from my most recent newslettter. I only send out letters when I have a new release, and with each newsletter, someone wins a book! In fact, sometimes THREE people win books!

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From my most recent issue:

Hero Quiz: Drew or Beck?

Two historical romance releases this summer means two heroes! Allow me to introduce Drew Cooper from June's A Clean Slate (Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands Collection) and Beck Emerson from July's The Right Pitch (Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection).

Drew and Beck have a lot in common: they both served in the Civil War; they’re both good with pets and kids; they’re both entrepreneurs who serve their communities; and they both love God.

But who will you choose?

Take the non-scientific, just for fun Hero vs Hero quiz and find out!

Keep track of your answers, A or B. Answers at end!

  1. Choose a flower.
 A. Gladiolus (means strength of character)

 B. Hydrangea (means gratitude for being understood)

2. Which color do you prefer?

A. Green—any shade
B. Blue—like on the American flag

3.  I like when a hero can:

A. Fix things
B. Invent things

4. On summer break, you can find me:

A. Taking a class to learn something new
B. Joining an adult softball team

5. On a hot day, nothing is more refreshing than:

A. Lemonade
B. Root beer

6. On a summer afternoon, I’d rather:

A. Go horseback riding through a meadow
B. Tour Independence Hall in Philadelphia

7. Every once in a while, it’s fun to:

A. Watch a school play or concert.
B. Dress up for a fancy evening.

8. Choose a day dress:



 9. Last question: Pick a flavor of filling for a wedding cake:
A. Strawberry
B. Classic lemon

That’s it! Now total your answers.

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If you have more A’s…

Meet Drew Cooper! He’s a Tennessee native who responds to the advertisement the ladies of Turtle Springs, Kansas, puts out looking for husbands, but he isn’t necessarily looking for a wife—just a fresh start in Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands. One of his secret dreams? Reading Shakespeare. But he’s got a new dream now that he’s met Birdy Green, the schoolteacher who definitely isn’t looking for a husband. Will she change her mind about marrying?

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If you have more B’s…

Meet Beck Emerson! He’s from Philadelphia, PA, and the owner of a bustling rail 
works in town in Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection. He’s also the older brother of a sister who needs friendship and distraction, and what could help her better than to join a ladies’ baseball team? He’s mad for the sport, but hasn’t been able to play since he was injured in the Civil War ten years ago. Yet somehow, the team’s pretty pitcher talks him into being team coach. Stepping up to the plate isn’t easy after years of heartache, but this summer he could strike out…or hit the home run of a lifetime.