Desperate to better her situation, Aundy Thorsen agrees to leave behind her life in Chicago to fulfill a farmer’s request for a mail-order bride in Pendleton, Oregon. When a tragic accident leaves her a widow soon after becoming a wife, Aundy takes on the challenge of learning how to manage a farm, even if it means her stubborn determination to succeed upsets a few of the neighbors.
Born and raised on the family ranch, Garrett Nash loves life in the bustling community of Pendleton in 1899. When his neighbor passes away and leaves behind a plucky widow, Garrett takes on the role of her protector and guardian. His admiration for her tenacious spirit soon turns to something more. He just needs to convince the strong-willed Aundy to give love another try.
Targeted Age Group:: General (18-80)
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
My historical western romances are rich in detail about the setting. I try to incorporate some historic facts (and legends) to give the story as much authenticity as possible. The books are sweet and clean with heartfelt characters who can be witty or sarcastic from time to time.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Never. Give. Up.
Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with realistic heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.” She is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, and Romance Writers of America.
I like stories about women who find their strength and courage – who dare to cast aside what’s expected of them and follow their hearts. I chose the town of Pendleton, Oregon, as the setting because its history is so different from what people expect of a small western town in the early 1900s.
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