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Book:  Gold Rush Bride Hannah

Author: Linda Shenton Matchett

Genre: Historical Romance

Release date: 05/18/2021

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.


Book Excerpt

“We’ve about played out our claim. Might be movin’ on.” Glenda’s chin trembled. “There are a few claims available upriver, so Bart’s thinkin’ of buying one of those. This was going to be our chance to get ahead. Scrimpin’ by on a blacksmith’s income before comin’ here was better than this. I’m not sure how much more gold chasin’ I can do, but Bart doesn’t listen to me. He’s sure we’re gonna strike it big.”

“He might not be wrong. Quite a few claims have produced significantly.” Hannah rocked on her heels. “We only found dribs and drabs when we first arrived. We kept at it, and finally hit a good vein.”

“Yeah, but we’re gonna have a family to think about soon. We need a stable salary.” Glenda rubbed at the cross dangling from a long silver chain around her neck. “I’ve been prayin’ Bart will come to his senses, but nothin’ yet.”

“I’m sorry things are hard for you.” Hannah fiddled with the edge of the towel. If their claim hadn’t produced, would Quinn have been willing to walk away? Go back to their staid life in the city? If truth be told, they’d done better working the gold.

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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.