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Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Lady's Arrangement

The Lady’s Arrangement
by Colleen L. Donnelly


GENRE: Historical Fiction



Neither Rex nor Regina wants a spouse, but they do have needs.

Ranger Rex Duncan needs a false identity—just long enough to uncover a ring of Kansas ranch thieves. Answering Regina’s ad for a temporary husband, he leaves his beloved red dirt of Oklahoma to assume that disguise. But the most obstinate woman he’s ever known confounds his assignment, and with hair the red color that has always made his heart beat a little faster.

Regina Howard needs a new Mrs. in front of her name—just long enough to reclaim her deceased husband’s ranch, since Kansas law won’t allow women to own property. When Rex answers her ad for a husband who can take orders as part of a brief business arrangement, she finds this stubborn man ignores her every command. Yet a good man is far more than just a name…



I tossed my head back again, hoping the sun would hide the crimson burning my face, praying when I looked back, Ben Miller would be gone. For good this time.

Ben let go of the horn of his saddle. I looked back at him as it dropped to the ground, the top leaning against his leg. “Look, I’m no good at these man-and-woman things, but you need more than a business arrangement. You need a real husband. Why settle for some agreement with a stranger when there’s a man close here who’d marry you right?”

“Mr. Miller…I…” No more words would come. They caught in my chest, where my heart struck up a chorus of eager beats as I stared up into eyes I could tell meant everything the man behind them said. If a cowhand ever proposed to me, that’s exactly how I imagined it would sound.

He raised a finger in my silence. His hand came close, his finger at my lips. “Please listen. I want you married the right way, with your property secure.”

I nodded. His finger brushed against my mouth, the sensation delicate, yet firing all the way to my toes.

“I’m suggesting you consider Doc for a husband. Admittedly, you’re too much of a wild thing for him, but he’ll give you more than just a last name. He’ll dote on you, watch out for you, and probably even take orders from you. And he’ll be good to Jess.”

Doc. My heart became silent, my chest an empty cavern. Ben lowered his finger before I could bite it off.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Born and raised in the Midwest, Colleen earned a four-year degree in Medical Technology and used it to travel and explore other parts of the country while working in the field of science.

Outside the laboratory she delves deeply into literature, both reading and writing, her interest piqued by tales involving moral dilemmas and the choices people come up against.

A lover of the outdoors as well as a comfy living room, Colleen is always searching inside and out for the next good story.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Lisa Brown said...

Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Colleen Donnelly said...

Thank you, Elaine, for such a lovely site! It speaks to the heart in all of us and I hope I can add to the dream of living our desires. Thank you Lisa and other readers who delve into the literary world, because there dreams flourish!

Joseph Wallace said...

Who is your favorite literary character of all time? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Victoria Alexander said...

Great excerpt!