Enjoy these oldies but goodies from Amazon best selling author, Joannie Kay writing as Laurel Joseph. For your reading pleasure, we’ve put together three stories of feisty women in the old west and the men who love them. We’re certain you’ll love reading all about how these couples fall in love and work out their relationships with some old fashioned discipline!
The Naughty Schoolmarm: The new schoolteacher in Cartersville is hiding a big secret. She has run away from home, after her father and ten brothers tried to choose a husband for her. She knows it is only a matter of time before they find her, although they may not recognize their sister in a dress! Can she convince them that she means to stay in her new town and marry her handsome, single father rancher? Tanner’s first wife was also a red-head and he knows just how to handle his naughty schoolteacher!
The Reluctant Bridesmaid: George Connally hires a detective to bring home his daughter, after she refuses to participate in her younger sister’s wedding. Sarah Jean has been driven from her home on the family ranch by her sister Susie’s constant efforts to torment her. She’s started a new life and is supporting herself without any help. She sees no reason to come home to suffer her sister’s manipulations, which their doting father doesn’t recognize. Former marshal turned detective, Daniel, has his hands full trying to walk the line, getting Sarah Jean home without resorting to kidnapping and then making sure she’s not subjected to sisterly abuse. Meanwhile, Susie’s fiancé, Cal has had his eyes opened about her expectations for their wedded life, and he needs to make sure she understands that he’s not going to be the biddable husband she assumes.
Upholding the Law: Mackenzie is shocked to discover a group of her neighbors about to hang a man on her ranch. She quickly puts a stop to the lynching, and has her ranch hands escort the men off her property, while she offers first aid to the badly beaten victim. She discovers hidden documents that show he is a marshal, undercover to investigate and put a stop to the rustling that has plagued the area. She takes him home in order to protect him from the vigilantes while he recovers from his injuries. JC was barely conscious when Mac’s shot severed the rope just in time to save his life, but even then, he thought she needed a trip over her man’s knee. What was the tiny woman thinking to take on a group of men intent on murder! Later, as he watches the young widow face down the leaders of the lynch gang and the crooked sheriff when they come to arrest him as a horse thief, JC starts to lose his heart to the spirited red-head. But he knows he’s going to have his hands full; Mackenzie intends to trail behind JC and keep him safe, as he finds the rustlers and puts a stop to their crimes. Will the marshal make it clear that his word is law when Mac is used to running her ranch?
Available June 4th