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Gold Rush Bride: Hannah
(Gold Rush Brides #1)
By Linda Shenton Matchett
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 158 Pages
May 18, 2021


Recently widowed, she’s doesn’t need another man in her life. He’s not looking for a wife. But when danger thrusts them together, will they change their minds...and hearts?

Hannah Lauman’s husband has been murdered, but rather than grief, she feels...relief. She decides to remain in Georgia to work their gold claim, but a series of incidents make it clear someone wants her gone...dead or alive. Is a chance at being a woman of means and independence worth risking her life?

Jess Vogel never breaks a promise, so when he receives a letter from a former platoon mate about being in danger, he drops everything to help his old friend. Unfortunately, he arrives just in time for the funeral. Can he convince the man’s widow he’s there for her protection not for her money?

Gold Rush Bride: Hannah is the first book in the exciting new series Gold Rush Brides. Steeped in romance, intrigue, and history, the story will keep you turning pages long into the night.

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Glenda giggled, then sighed. “At least you’re gettin’ by.”

“Not quite the thrills and riches we were promised, huh?” Hannah tucked a stray hair behind her ear. “We’ve done better than some, but the work is backbreaking, and the worry about claim jumpers, injury, and wildlife is wearing.” She snapped her fingers. “By the way, a cougar wandered into the yard a short time ago. You might have heard the gunshot.”

“I thought Quinn might be huntin’ squirrels or rabbits. That’s bad news about the wildcat. I’ll be sure to pass the word.” Glenda huffed out a breath. “You ever wonder what life would be like if you weren’t diggin’ for gold day in and day out?”

“More often than you’d think.” She gestured to the garments flapping on the line. “If you’d have been here earlier, you’d have heard me arguing with myself. Like I said, we’re doing all right, but I miss the conveniences we had in Atlanta as well as the socializing. It gets lonely.” Especially with no children, but Hannah wouldn’t get into that. Married for nearly ten years, she’d yet to conceive. And the longer her childlessness went on, the farther apart she and Quinn grew. She shook her head to clear the morose thoughts. “Everything okay?”

About the Author

Linda Shenton Matchett writes about ordinary people who did extraordinary things in days gone by. A volunteer docent and archivist for the Wright Museum of WWII, Linda is a former trustee for her local public library. She is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and was born a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry. Linda has lived in historic places all her life, and is now located in central New Hampshire where her favorite activities include exploring historic sites and immersing herself in the imaginary worlds created by other authors.

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