The Courageous Brides Collection by Johnnie Alexander Guest Post & Book #Giveaway #LadiesinDefiance

Nine determined women of yesteryear are pulled into dangerous situations involving wartime battles, cattle drives, race relations, criminals, the Pony Express, the Underground Railroad, and accidents. Compassion and bravery compel these women to take action beyond expectations, which attracts the attention of eligible bachelors.

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The Healing Promise

Moon Hawk’s eighteen-month-old daughter, White Buffalo Girl, died shortly after the Ponca tribe was forced from their home on the Niobrara River (Nebraska) by the U.S. Army.

The Ponca were a peaceful tribe but a mistake in treaty negotiations had given their land to the more hostile Sioux. To “protect” the Ponca, the government decided they should be relocated to Oklahoma Territory.

As the storm raged around them, the Poncas headed south. Because of White Buffalo Girl’s illness, they camped outside the small community of Neligh. The next day, the townspeople attended the toddler’s funeral.

We know nothing about the grieving mother except she didn’t attend her daughter’s burial. Her husband did, and he asked the townspeople to care for his child’s grave as they would one of their own.

The Neligh community still keep the promise made by their forefathers almost 140 years ago.

When I heard that Barbour wanted novellas for The Courageous Brides Collection, I imagined a story based on this poignant event. Marcy Whitt, the fictional heroine of The Healing Promise, bravely faces her fiancé’s disapproval and a torrential downpour in her attempt to console Moon Hawk.

It’s a story of love amidst grief that I hope honors the memory of the Ponca Trail of Tears and especially White Buffalo Girl and her parents.

The Healing Promise by Johnnie Alexander

During a forced march to Oklahoma, the Ponca Indians camp outside Neligh, Nebraska. When Marcy Whitt is unable to save the life of a Ponca child, she risks her reputation and her engagement to help the grieving family. When her compassion and courage attract the attention of a man who is more worthy than her fiancé, will she give him her heart?

Johnnie AlexanderBio

Johnnie Alexander writes stories of heritage and hope while raccoons and foxes occasionally pass by her window. Her debut novel, Where Treasure Hides, was a CBA bestseller and has been translated into Dutch and Norwegian. Where She Belongs, her first contemporary romance in the Misty Willow Series, was Library Journal’s Pick of the Month (February 2016). Johnnie treasures family memories, classic movies, road trips, and stacks of books. She lives near Memphis with Rugby, the princely papillon who trees those pesky raccoons whenever he gets the chance.

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Ride into adventures alongside nine determined women of yesteryear whose acts of compassion and bravery attract male attention. Marcy helps displaced Indians. Emmy tends wounds at Fort Snelling. Ronnie stows away on a cattle drive. Daisy disguises herself as a Pony Express rider. Elinor becomes an abolitionist. Mae tames wild horses. Hannah gets help for accident victims. Lucy’s curiosity unnerves criminals. Kate nurses soldiers on the battlefield. Will real dangers douse the sparks of love?

The Giveaway

Thank you so much Johnnie, and as a bonus, she has offered to giveaway a copy of The Courageous Brides Collection to one lucky winner. A US winner will have a choice of paperback or e-copy and an international winner will receive an e-copy. Enter through the Rafflecopter below:

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The giveaway will run through July 15, 2016 and the winner will be announced on July 16.

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About Heather Frey Blanton

"I believe Christian fiction should be messy and gritty, because the human condition is ... and God loves us anyway." -- Heather Blanton

Posted on July 1, 2016, in Book Giveaway, Guest Post, Ladies in Defiance and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 51 Comments.

  1. definitely looks like my kind of read!!

  2. Debbie Clatterbuck

    Since I love Historical Romance, it would have to be The Courageous Brides Collection. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.

  3. wendynewcomb

    I love the collections books so would love to read Johnnie’s contribution there and “Where Treasure Hides” sounds interesting.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  4. I loved “Where She Belongs”, so I already have “When Love Arrives” on my TBR list!

  5. where treasure hides sounds good

    • Hi,Tracee. It is good! Ha! Seriously, the research into the Nazi art looting was fascinating. It’s almost unbelievable how much was stolen and destroyed. Of course, even more incomprehensible was the massive killing. One tragic statistic is that only about 10% of the children in Nazi-occupied Europe survived WWII. So sad!

  6. I’ve been wanting to read Where Treasure Hides! I love these collections.

  7. I’d read “Where she belongs” first 🙂

  8. Nancy Burgess

    I’d read Where She Belongs.

  9. The Courageous Brides definitely! 🙂 But I’m also interested in Where She Belongs! 🙂

    Many Blessings, Amada (

  10. jenny stratton

    I would like to read Where Treasure Hides.

  11. I’m looking forward to reading Where She Belongs

  12. Heather Amos

    I would like to read Where Treasure Hides.

  13. I am looking forward to reading Where Treasure Hides.

  14. Michele Hayes

    Where She Belongs sounds like a great book that I’d like to read.

  15. Where She Belongs

  16. Heather, thank you so much for hosting the giveaway for The Courageous Brides Collection and also sharing about Where Treasure Hides and Where She Belongs. This is so fun especially for a holiday weekend!

    Thanks, too, to everyone for your comments and tweets. I hope to retweet everyone at least once, but if I missed yours, please let me know.

    Happy Fourth of July to all!

  17. I would also love to read Where She Belongs! 🙂

  18. Julie Waldron

    I would like to read Where She Belongs.

  19. I would like to read Where Treasure Hides.

  20. I would like to read The Courageous Brides Collection first.

  21. Where Treasure Hides sounds fascinating!

  22. I’d like to read Where She Belongs 🙂

  23. I enjoyed reading the blurbs over many of your books, but my favorite books are Westerns. I also love buying collections from different authors like your, The Courageous Brides Collection, because it gives me a chance to find new authors I love without having to buy each book which is more expensive.

  24. Riley Johnson

    I would like to read When Love Arrives.

  25. I would read When Love Arrives.

  26. Where She Belongs looks good love the cover

  27. bbybrwneyez34

    I would love to read Where She Belongs first… Shakeia Rieux

  28. Where She Belongs sounds like an interesting read. Thank you for the giveaway.

  29. I would like to read Where She Belongs: A Novel (Misty Willow). I think it looks very interesting.

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