The Mail Order Bride’s Secret by Linda Broday

I have a special Saturday surprise on my blog today. You can meet a handsome cowboy from The Mail Order Bride’s Secret and enter the giveaway  for a chance to win an Amazon gift card or copies of all of the books in the series. If you like romance, this is a book for you.

Outlaw’s Mail Order Bride,
Book Three

Genre: Historical Western Romance
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: January 28, 2020
Number of Pages: 352 pages


When the West was wild and man’s law favored the few, these extraordinary women could be found…in the heart of an outlaw.

When three young children show up on outlaw Tait Trinity’s doorstep, he knows he can’t help them―a wanted man has no business raising kids. And yet he can’t bring himself to turn them away. At a loss, he sends for the mail order bride he’d been writing to, hoping the demure dressmaker will be the answer to his prayers.

Melanie Dunbar is nothing like the bride Tait was expecting. She’s rough and tumble…and hiding an ulterior motive. Dangerous men have taken her sister hostage, and if Melanie wants to see her alive, she’ll have to betray her new husband. There’s only one problem―the more time she spends with Tait, the more she comes to care for him. Yet as the noose begins to tighten, Melanie will have to make a terrible choice: save her sister…or the man she loves.

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“This is another page-turning period romance from Broday.” Publisher’s Weekly

“Broday does a fabulous job of telling a story filled with humor, angst and some candid truths just so we don’t romanticize this period in our history.” Fresh Fiction

“This book was absolutely mesmerizing with nonstop action, full of laughter, tears and just a downright good Old fashioned Wild West story as only Linda Broday can do.” Glenda (Goodreads reviewer)

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An Interview with Tait Trinity from

The Mail Order Bride’s Secret

by Linda Broday

Sometimes a cowboy comes along and sweeps me right off my feet before I know what’s happening, and one of those is the outlaw Tait Trinity. I was thrilled when he said yes to an interview. I know you’re just going to swoon over him.

Oh, here he is now!

“Have a seat, Tait.” I pause and take a deep breath. “I hope you don’t mind me using your first name.”

“That’s fine. I’m not used to pretty ladies calling me mister.” A grin flickers across his lips and vanishes and my heart flutters. I wonder if he knows how sexy he is.

He slowly saunters to a chair and sits with legs spread, his gun within easy reach. I’d like to see his silvery gray eyes, but the brim of his Stetson hides them. I’ve heard they’re quite startling. Some have called them quicksilver. There’s an air of danger about him that I find very attractive. I’ve always been drawn to bad boys.

My heart is racing like a herd of wild horses. “Tait, I hope you don’t mind us meeting here at my home.”

“Probably safer here, ma’am.”

If he only knew. Tingles dance up my spine as I pick up my notebook and assume a professional pose. “I have to commend you for taking in your sister’s small kids. I heard they’re a handful.”

“Yes, ma’am. Let me tell you, trying to corral my twin nephews is like roping the wind. They’re always up to something. Not like their sweet four-year-old sister. But they’re good kids, and I have help now since Melanie came.”

He removes his hat and I suck in a breath at his beautiful eyes and his sun-streaked brown hair is the stuff of romance. I’ve never seen a more handsome man. I struggle to get my thoughts back on track. “I’ll bet it was a shock having the kids just appear from the blue.”

“Yep, sure was. A man with a high price on his head and the law chasing him has no business with children. But they had no place else to go and I couldn’t turn them away. We’ve had our challenges for sure but we’re making it fine now.”

“That’s good.” I change the subject. “I’ve heard folks say that you’ve planted quite a few men on Boot Hill.”

He shifts and his eyes harden. I wish I could take my words back. “Forget I said that, Tait.”

His voice comes low and a bit raspy. “I never shot anyone who wasn’t trying to kill me first, and that’s all I’m saying.”

“Got it.” I swallow and take a sip of water. “How is wedded bliss? Melanie seems well-suited to an outlaw’s life.”

Tait leaned back and gave me a heart-stopping smile, his eyes softening. “That woman is my whole world. I never thought I’d love anyone like I do her. She’s not only a real beauty, she’s smart and kind to boot. The kids love her to death. She’s changed me, whittled off a lot of my rough edges.”

I wondered if the rumors were true about their rocky start and asked him.

“Yes, ma’am. We had us quite a few problems at first. We surely did. But we got past those. I reckon we weren’t much different from other couples just getting acquainted. Marriage is about learning each other’s likes, accepting faults and forgiving mistakes.” Tait laughs. “I had a whole lot more to work on than she did. Took a while to get rid of those demons.”

“I’m sure. Some never do. I was pleased that your friends Jack and Clay are in this story. How are they?”

“Married life agrees with both. Clay’s mail order bride idea was pretty brilliant. The town is growing by leaps and bounds.”

“You mention Hope’s Crossing. I’d love to live there and many of my readers have voiced the same wish.”

“The outlaw town has become respectable. It’s a great place to live and raise kids. Everyone has a past so no one is more important than another. We respect each other and band together to ride out the bad times and rejoice in the good. We just all get along and work for the common good. You can’t say that about too many places.”

“For sure. Tait, I’ve heard that you’re pretty philosophical.” That seemed a rather odd thing to find in a wanted man. I lean forward so as not to miss a word.

Tait places his hat back on and straightens. “Life is what you make it. Gripe and complain all you want but it’s a pure waste of time. Best to put your energy to fixing what you can. Never give up on yourself. Or your partner.”

I hear pounding hoofbeats. He pulls his Colt before I can blink, strides to the window, and moves the curtain to peer out. “A posse. Can you hide me until they ride on?”

“Absolutely.” Not believing my good luck, I wink and open the door to my bedroom. “You’ll be safe here while I throw them off your scent. Get under the covers and I’ll be back to help you undress…uh, make you comfy.” This was going to be a memory I’ll never forget. I just hope Melanie doesn’t find out. That woman doesn’t like to share.

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I’m a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty historical western romance novels and short stories. I reside in the Texas Panhandle on land the American Indian and Comancheros once roamed, and at times if the breeze is just right, I can hear their voices whispering in the wind. Texas’ rich history is one reason I set all my stories here where cowboys are still caretakers of the land. I’m inspired every day by their immense dedication and love for the wide-open spaces.

When I’m not writing, I collect old coins and I’ve also been accused (quite unfairly I might add) of making a nuisance of myself at museums, libraries, and historical places. I’m also a movie buff and love sitting in a dark theater, watching the magic unfold on the screen. As long as I’m confessing…chocolate is my best friend. It just soothes my soul.



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Three Winners

1st: $25 Amazon Gift Card; 2nd: Autographed Set of All 3 Books in the Series; 3rd: Autographed Copy of The Mail Order Bride’s Secret.

January 28-February 7, 2020 (US Addresses Only)


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2 thoughts on “The Mail Order Bride’s Secret by Linda Broday”

  1. Good morning, Mary Ann! Thanks for hosting me and letting me tell readers a bit about The Mail Order Bride’s Secret. Interviewing Tait Trinity was a lot of fun. I just love that guy and his story. Wounded heroes are the best to write. Their pasts provide more interesting stories. And I think Melanie makes the perfect partner for him. I hope readers will give the book a try. Have a blessed day.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. I enjoyed meeting Tait, and I think letting readers know something more about a character and the story is a great way to introduce them to a book. I’ve had authors flip the process too, letting a character interview them, which can be fun and interesting.
      Enjoy the rest of the tour.

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