Winning Maura’s Heart #NewRelease @LBroday @LoneStarLit

I am so thrilled to get to tell you a little about my sister’s brand-new book! Take a look!

The Hangman’s Daughters Series, Book # 1
Western Romance / Clean & Wholesome / Historical Fiction
Publisher: Severn House
Date of Publication: March 7, 2023
Number of Pages: 256 pages
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The Calhoun brothers are identical twins but on opposite sides of the law. Cutter is a deputy Marshal, Jonas an outlaw. When Cutter attempts to break his brother out of a notorious gang, they are shot, and Maura finds one of them wounded, close to the mission – but which brother is it?
Maura Taggart is an outcast, the daughter of a hangman and tainted by association – no reputable man wants her as his wife. And now she is homeless, along with her sister and the group of children in their care. Armed with pure grit, she finds a nearby mission where the nuns agree to take them in and set up an orphanage. But trouble is just around the corner . . .
As the stranger regains his strength under Maura’s care an attraction between them grows, yet how far can she trust him? And why has he brought trouble to their door? With the orphanage under threat can Maura trust this handsome stranger both with their safety and with her heart?
I’m a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of western romance novels and short stories. Watching TV westerns during my youth fed my love of cowboys and the old West and they still do. On a still day, I can often hear the voices of American Indians, Comancheros, and early cowboys whispering in the breeze here on the high West Texas plains. We refer to this land as “cowboy” country and men here still ride the range just as cowboys of old. My stories focus on family life and almost all have children.
GRAND PRIZE: tote including signed copy of Winning Maura’s Heart, strawberry & chocolate tea, Cowgirl hand lotion, bath bombs, personalized cup;
2nd Prize: eBook copy Winning Maura’s Heart;
3rd Prize: $15 Amazon gift card
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Two sisters are ostracized and terrorized by the good citizens of San Antonio, Texas, for one reason and one reason only. Their father is the hangman.

As long as the sisters are helping care for the ill and dying from Yellow Fever, they let them stay. But as soon as they no longer need their help, they burn their house, attack one sister, and chop off her hair, then run them both out of town.

Only, the sisters aren’t alone. A group of orphans no one wants is left in their care. Where to go?
The strength these two young women show is remarkable. While someone weaker would buckle, they stand straight and tall and vow to protect the unwanted children at all costs.

Maura comes up with a plan and goes in search of an uncle rumored to live in an abandoned Spanish mission. Surely, Uncle Max will help, that is, if he can stay sober long enough.

The hardships these sisters face as they try to establish a home for themselves and the orphans in this riveting story are more than anyone should have to withstand. Yet they do. There is nothing more heartbreaking than children who no one wants. But Maura and Emma give them all the love and care they have. They will thrive!

Then when a stranger needs their help, they don’t hesitate. But is the man who he appears to be, or is he a wanted outlaw? You’ll have to read the story to find out! Broday has crafted another compelling story realistically set in the 1800s with a strong heroine and dangerously handsome hero. Her descriptive writing kept me engaged inside the story with the characters. I rooted for them all the way. I highly recommend this book with 5 big stars!

33 thoughts on “Winning Maura’s Heart #NewRelease @LBroday @LoneStarLit

  1. Thank you so much for this heartfelt review, Jan. I really loved telling the story of these sisters and the men who take a chance on them. Calhoun was such an incredible, swoon-worthy hero. As tortured heroes go, he was at the top of the list. Love you, sister.

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  2. Ooh, I like that you add so much depth to what the book’s about, and AGREED –it is a compelling story. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  3. Congrats to your sis on the new book, Jan. It sounds great and your review was awesome. The kids are a great hook and seem to add a touching thread to the story, but what I really want to know is which brother is in Maura’s care! Great review. 🙂

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  4. This sounds really intriguing, Jan, and it’s nice to see books now and then that offer something “clean and wholesome.” It isn’t that I don’t read some that aren’t, but rather that it’s nice to have a choice, and sometimes clean and wholesome is exactly what I’m looking for. I’ll be checking this one out, and here’s wishing Linda huge success with this one! Thanks for sharing. 😊❤️

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    1. I totally understand, Marcia, and I feel the same. There is plenty of suspense and mystery in this story, and it kept me turning the pages. Thank you for stopping by to help support Linda’s new release!

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    1. My sister can write such heartfelt stories and this one is so good. It’s hard to imagine being ostracized because of your father’s profession, but it still happens even today. Thanks for stopping by, Jill!


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