Monday, August 17, 2015

Nettie's Love by Patricia PacJac Carroll ends August 24th #bookgiveaway

Please welcome Patricia Carroll to my blog this week. Patricia is giving away a copy of her book, Nettie's Love so be sure to read on down to find out how to enter.

Hi, Patricia PacJac Carroll here. My new release is Nettie’s Love. A mail order bride story set in Bluebonnet, Texas. It is Book 1 of my new series—Mail Order Brides of Misfit Ranch ~ Bluebonnet, Texas.
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Nettie felt as cold as the ground her father was being laid to rest in. Alone. Always

alone. Now, as the spinster sister, she was to live out her life helping her three brothers and their wives. The farm was gone. Sold by her brothers. She had nothing but the ad for a mail order bride.
Sheriff Reed Andrews stared at the paper the judge handed him. Seems the town wanted him to retire. Too old to chase outlaws they'd said. The hollow feeling in his heart told him what he already knew. He needed a wife to share the nights, to wake and see the Texas sun in the mornings, and to love. But could he convince a woman to come to Bluebonnet Texas and marry him?
A sweet Christian romance set in 1867 Texas.
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Answer Patricia's question below to be entered to win an ebook of Nettie's Love. Don't forget to leave your email address and if you follow my blog or sign up to follow it let me know for a second entry. 
 
Would you travel across the country to marry a man you didn’t even know? Now, before you answer, remember that in the 1800s, in many states, women couldn’t own property. They had very limited choices in jobs and rights. So picture yourself desperate. Unmarried. Little or no money. Now, say you read an ad in the paper from a rancher in Texas looking for a woman to marry. Would you go?
I believe those women had to be brave and courageous to strike out into an unknown future.

 


Patricia PacJac Carroll~ I am a writer, Christian first, and blessed beyond my imagination. I live in the Dallas-Ft Worth area of Texas with my wonderful treasure of a husband, my spoiled dog, Jacs, and my awesome son, Josh. Did I say I was blessed? The PacJac is from my initials and my husbands. I wouldn't be able to write if it weren't for him. I love adventure and the open road. The stories of the western era have always been a favorite of mine. I enjoy writing, and my goal is to write stories readers will enjoy.

Hope you are enjoying the series ~ Mail Order Brides of Hickory Stick. I have a new series this year set in Texas - Mail Order Brides of Misfit Ranch Bluebonnet, Texas

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27 comments:

  1. I honestly don't know if I could have done such a thing. I rather think I'd have been one to marry my childhood sweetheart and never move from my hometown. Fun to think about, though! I do follow the blog as well.

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Connie and for being such a faithful follower!! I did marry my highschool sweetheart so I'm with you! But also, I don't know that I'd be that brave. ;o)

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  2. I think it would just depend on my situation, but at a girl who married at a very advanced age (41!) I could understand why someone might do it.

    I follow the blog via e-mail

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hey Patty, You're right. It would depend on the situation. If I wasn't able to put food on my table, didn't have a sweatheart, GULP, I might somehow find the courage. But oh my goodness! That would be sooooo scary!

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    2. I married at 18 but we remained in the area where both of our parents lived. I can't imagine moving so far away to marry a man I didn't know but I believe that we never know what we might do until we face the situation. Nettie's Love sounds like a wonderful book.
      Debbie, I follow your blog and I appreciate your posts and giveaways.
      Connie

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      cps1950 At gmail Dot com

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  3. Patty, In my story, Nettie was 40 when she answered the letter and went to Texas.

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  4. Sitting here in my comfy room~I like to think I would strike out and go west. To the unknown man part, now that would be a little scary. : )

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  5. I think I could have. After corresponding with a couple letters to find out what kind of man he was first and what exactly he expected from a 'mail order bride' I would love to read your books toss me into the drawing please :)
    dkstevensneAT outlookDoTC oM follows this blog too ;)

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  6. I think I would have tried it if my situation was desperate. Like you said, situations back then were entirely different. Women did not have the opportunities that they do today.

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  7. I think I may have since it was quite popular during that era, present times definitely NOT!

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  8. I am a follower.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  9. I think I may have , depends on the circumstances. I don't think it would have been much different than meeting on the internet today, except for quicker communication.And it might have been safer back then.
    I am a follower of your blog
    mcnuttjem0(AT)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Would you travel across the country to marry a man you didn’t even know? This is a hard question. All things considered, if I lived back then I would probably think of it as a great adventure. Right now I am thinking of the musical The Harvey Girls. The main character goes west as a mail-order-bride, but when she gets there the man is not who she expects and she is not who he expects. They strike a deal and the woman ends up working for the Harvey Girls Company. Sounds like a great adventure! :) So in answer to would I go? For a great adventure I probably would.

    Thanks for the fun post and giveaway! :)

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  11. In the 1800s, there is a good chance I would have gone! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. I don't know if I would have done it, but I love mail order bride stories. I think they were very courageous.
    I follow your blog.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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  13. I believe if my situation was desperate enough, I would answer a mail-order bride ad in the paper. Especially because, as you said, there wasn't much choices for women back then. I think it would be quite the adventure!

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      I am also a follower of your blog

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  14. If I was completely desperate, but I'm not much of a risk taker. I think I'd have to have absolutely no other options (besides the immoral ones). I'd be too afraid of getting a mean husband.

    ginger dot solomon at gmail dot com and I am a subscriber.

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  15. For some reason, I can't reply to the comments. I appreciate all your answers. It would be a hard decision to make to go off miles to someone I might only know from a few letters. The men and women who went west were brave. They had to be.

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  16. Maybe in the 1800's. Not now.
    Bloglovin follower
    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  17. Ladies, please accept my apologies for not replying like I usually do. It's been a busy week with preparing to go to MD Anderson and keeping grandkids. Seems like I haven't had time to breathe. I'll be gone this next week also. Thank you all for your understanding. Would love your prayers that Joe will have good news that God is healing him!!

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  18. And the winner is.....Trixi!! Congratulations! I'll be sending you an email. :o)

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