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Grace be a Lady AUDIBLE BOOK GIVEAWAY #LadiesInDefiance
Yippee ki-yay…. Another givea-way!
This one features an AUDIBLE version of my book. You are able to listen on your Kindle Fire or with the free Audible app on Apple, Android, and Windows devices to books.
There is a sample of the Audible version of Grace be a Lady that you can listen to here. Just click on the “Audible Sample” button located just under the book cover picture.
Well, what do you think??!! Pretty awesome, huh!
Act like a man … Think like a lady.
Banished to the dusty cow town of Misery, WY for an alleged affair, Grace Hendrick wants nothing more than to get her son away from the clutches of his abusive father Bull. But if she dares return home to Chicago, Bull has promised to whisk their son out of the country and away from her for good. Furious, desperate, Grace decides to beat Bull at his own game, which means all bets are off … even her wedding vows?
Thad, the middle son of the oldest, most successful cattle baron in Wyoming, is busy building a ranch and his faith in God. One chance meeting with Grace, though, batters his focus–and his morals–like a hail storm in July. When Grace’s brother Greg is hired by a local widow, Thad figures the kid is the straightest path to Grace’s heart. What is he thinking, though, playing with fire … ? Isn’t he a better man that?
As friendship and love blossom, Grace and Thad will also discover truths that threaten the foundations of everything they believe. But the truth will set them free … won’t it?
The giveaway of Grace be a Lady is open internationally. Anyone who is able to receive an Audible book is open to enter. You are able to listen on your Kindle Fire or with the free Audible app on Apple, Android, and Windows devices to books. Enter through the Rafflecopter below:
A big thank you to our hop hosts: Planet Weidknecht and Mom Does Reviews.
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Grace be a Lady BOOK #GIVEAWAY #LadiesInDefiance
Happy New Year to all and blessings to you for a wonderful 2016!
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Banished to the dusty cow town of Misery for an alleged affair, Grace Hendrick wants nothing more than to get her son away from the clutches of his abusive father Bull, back in Chicago. But if she dares to return home, Bull has promised Grace she’ll never see their son again. She has no choice but to accept her situation—temporarily. Struggling to figure a way to survive, Grace refuses to consider prostitution. The hamlet of Misery, however, isn’t brimming over with jobs for respectable women. Fueled by hate and desperation, she concocts a shocking plan to find work. After all, what does she have to lose?
Thad Walker is the middle son of the oldest, most successful cattle baron in Wyoming and he always puts the ranch first. One chance meeting with Grace Hendrick, though, batters his focus like a hail storm in July. When Grace’s brother Greg is hired by a local widow, Thad figures the kid is the straightest path to Grace’s heart. As friendship and love blossom, so do the lies, some in unexpected hearts. When deceit catches fire and threatens everything Grace and Thad hold dear, will love conquer all?
Set amidst the bloody Johnson County Range War of 1890’s Wyoming, Misery may well prove more explosive than the mean streets of Chicago … and Grace is right in the middle of the fight.
The giveaway of Grace be a Lady is open internationally. A US winner will have a choice of paperback or e-copy, and an international winner will receive an ebook. Enter through the Rafflecopter below:
If you’d like to find other blogs offering giveaways, click the link below for the list, and start “hopping!”
Lilian Heath, the First Female Doctor in Wyoming, Was Happy to Overstep Her Bounds
Lilian Heath. Such a demure name.
She was anything but.
In the 1880’s, Lilian’s pa got her a job assisting Dr. Thomas Maghee, the physician
in the wide-open rail road town of Rawlins, WY. A petite little thing still in high school, Lilian was pretty fearless, but not stupid. She dressed like a man and carried a .32 when she went on calls late at night. She and the doc did everything from deliver babies to reconstruct a man’s face after his failed suicide attempt.
The nursing position set Lilian’s destiny. She graduated high school, and, with her father’s blessing and Dr. Maghee’s recommendation, headed off to the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Keokuk, Iowa. She was one of only of three women in the class. After completing her training, she returned to Rawlins to practice medicine and was well-received … by the men folk. The women in town were another story. Catty, and jealous, they whispered behind her back, accused her of being a know-it-all, a few even refused to pay Lilian for services rendered. Lilian’s mother Calista wasn’t thrilled with the vocation either, believing her daughter had over-stepped her bounds as a woman.
Maybe, but if a man lay dying of a gunshot wound 30 or 40 miles way, Lilian put on her big girl breeches and made the ride.
Clearly, being a trained female physician was a bad thing, because you could, you know, save lives.
Lilian met her husband, Louis Nelson, in Rawlins and they were married in 1898. He was a painter and a decorator. Go figure. Lilian practiced medicine for fifteen years and then quietly retired, though she kept her medical license current much, much longer than that.
Unfortunately, you can’t read any article about Lilian that doesn’t mention her “connection” to an outlaw. In 1881, while Lilian was still in high school and a candy-striper, for all intents, Big Nose George Parrot was lynched for murdering a deputy. When no one claimed the body, Doctor Maghee stepped up. Curious to see if the bandit’s brain was somehow deformed, he dissected the man’s head, in the name of science. Lilian assisted with the autopsy and was given Big Nose George’s skull cap as a souvenir. She kept it for years, using it for everything from a door stop to a pipe holder.
Reporters loved to mention that story, as if it was her greatest achievement.
My guess is, there were a few other heads she would have liked to use as doorstops.
But she didn’t let the claws or the snipes get to her. Lilian never gave in, never backed down, never lost faith. I say thanks for paving the way!