Three ladies in a town full of men…

The quiet little town of Golden River, California, has been a man’s haven since the beginning of the Gold Rush. And that’s the problem. Other than Faith Bartlett, an older widow who lives outside town, there are no other women there. But all that’s about to change the moment saucy Obedience Bartlett steps off the stage along with two younger mail-order brides.

Keeping three mischievous ladies safe from a town full of men who have not had their arms around a woman in years? Tobias Madison is the man saddled with the responsibility. The adventures begin.

And the settled little town of Golden River is about to become quite ‘unsettled’

Publisher’s Note: This steamy historical romance, set in the days of the Gold Rush, contains power exchange themes.




“Proud of yourself, Miss Bartlett?” His voice was a growl, and he couldn’t help but note the wariness in her eyes. They were round, as if she knew for certain she’d stepped over the line. She was staring at his jaw, which he knew was pulsing in anger.

“Excuse us, ladies.” He nodded toward Miss Abcott and Miss Cromwell with a growl as he took Obie by the arm and led her around the side of the hotel toward the back. He heard a small gasp, and she attempted to pull back, but he refused to allow it. When he had her safely out of sight, he put her against the wall and leaned one hand on either side of her. Lowering himself down into her face, he spoke quietly, but extremely sternly.

“I believe I told you in the hotel that I don’t respond well to manipulation.”

Her eyes held a new expression of respect as she nodded. “Yes, sir.”

“Don’t ever pull a trick like that again, Obedience Ann Bartlett. Do you understand me?”

She gulped. Her mouth held a tremor as she whispered, “Yes, sir.”

He watched that trembling little mouth, fighting the urge to kiss it, unsure reason would win. Finally, he took her arm and sent her back toward the wagon with a hard swat to her bottom.

She turned back, meeting his eyes with a rueful gaze and then ran through the alley toward it.

When he saw her a moment later, she was sitting in the back with the trunks.

He didn’t say a word. Instead, he reached over and lifted her by the waist, setting her down in the wagon seat next to him with a thud.



Authors Bio:

Pippa Greathouse


​An assignment by my elegant and sweet fifth grade teacher was what started it all. The assignment? To write a short story and read it aloud to the class.


Enter a story about a group of fifth grade kids camping in the woods who were attacked by a Grizzly; add body parts everywhere and kids being mauled to death one by one, and pile on top one horrified teacher (Poor Mrs. J!). The kids thought it was cool, however, and I was hooked.


Writing continued throughout Junior and Senior High, in the form of space stories, then spy stories, and by the time I reached high school, had turned into romances!  Every year ​when spring fever hit, I would take my notebook outside at lunchtime, and soak up the sun, and write. Then I would take it home and type it up on onionskin paper, on an old Underwood typewriter (Yes, I know I’m old!)


One day a few years ago while cleaning, I came upon a tote containing a wad of onionskin paper, rolled up. I was delighted to find a story that I had written when I was about eighteen, and thought, “Hmm, I wonder what would happen if I sat down and re-wrote this? And submitted it?”


My favorite Heroine?    One with intelligence, integrity, courage, and firm determination. I love to have the heroine and hero ‘make a difference’ in the surroundings and lives of others in the story.

And needless to say, my favorite hero is an “Alpha male” who loves his woman to distraction, but is smart (yes, in my opinion, smart is extremely sexy!) stern, and willing to be as strict as necessary to protect her from danger, even danger from herself.


Please email me! I’d love to hear from you!


~Pippa Greathouse


Other books by Pippa Greathouse and Ruby Caine:


 Conquered by the Captain:


Conquered by the Commander:


Conquered by the Ghost:


Books written by Pippa Greathouse

Double-Takes, a Contemporary mystery and romantic suspense:



The Strasburg Chronicles:


Angelica’s Rescuer, Book One

Merrie’s Hero, Book Two

Cinderella’s Lawman, Book Three

The Return of Lucy Grace, Book Four

Miriam’s Rebirth, Book Five


Strasburg, The New Generation

Judging Cicely:

Katie’s Maverick:


Also :(Not part of a series)

Macie’s War

Time for Change:

Emerald Christmas as part of 12 Naughty Days of Christmas Anthology:



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Pippa writes exclusively for Blushing Books!




Bio for Ruby Caine


Ruby Caine, exclusive writer for Blushing Publication. Pippa Greathouse is one of her favorite historical authors, and when the opportunity to work up with Greathouse came up, Caine jumped at the choice. She and her family live near the Big Easy and her stories often take us through the historical setting which follows along the mighty Mississippi. Her Spirits of River Oaks series revolves around the powerful psychic Lenore, who often gets messages from those who have passed on from this world. Another series by Caine is called Katrina’s Aftermath, a group of four contemporary romances minus the paranormal theme. Rounding out books by Ruby Caine is a standalone called Making the Wright Connections, featuring a bratty signer tamed by a sexy cop.


Books in ‘The Conquered’ series by Ruby Caine and Pippa Greathouse:


Conquered by the Captain:

Conquered by the Commander:



Other books by Ruby Caine: 


The Katrina’s Aftermath series 

Real Reality:

Talk Dirty to Me:

Cajun Charmer:

Taming His Creole Beauty:


The Spirits of the River Oaks Series:


Book One: Her Chance Encounters:

Book Two:  The Royal Psychic:

Book Three:  Haunting Memories:

Book Four:  Running From Her Fate:


Making the Wright Connections:


The Louisiana Loving series: 

Meeting Jean Deaux:

Meeting Paul Deaux:

Meet the Deaux Brothers (paperback)

You may email Ruby at:

You can find Ruby’s amazon page at:

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