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The outlaw's mail order bride / Linda Broday.
Publication Information:
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2019]

Physical Description:
374 pages ; 18 cm
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BRO Paperback Adult Paperback Romance
BRO Paperback Adult Paperback Romance
BRO Paperback Adult Paperback Romance

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When the West was wild
And man's law favored the few
These extraordinary women could be the heart of an outlaw.

Former outlaw Clay Colby is abuzz with his mail order bride's expected arrival. He's fought long and hard to drag Devil's Crossing out of when his homestead is set ablaze by a bitter rival, he's heartbroken. There's no woman in the world who'd stand by him now.

But Tally Shannon is no ordinary woman.

After escaping the psychiatric hospital in which she was wrongfully detained, Tally only wants someone to protect her and the little girl under her care. She doesn't mind that Clay's home is dang near burned to the ground--not when he makes her feel so safe. So cherished. But it's only a matter of time before the ghosts of her past come calling...and her loving cowboy must defend his new bride--and the family they built together--to his very last breath.

What People Are Saying About Linda Broday:
"Fans of classic Western tales will delight in the rough-and-tumble world Broday creates..." --RT Book Reviewsfor To Love a Texas Ranger
"A shining example of the talent of one of the best historical western authors." --Fresh Fictionfor Forever His Texas Bride
"Broday's Westerns always captivate with realistic settings, rugged cowboys and feisty heroines." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars for Forever His Texas Bride

Author Notes

At a young age, Linda Broday discovered a love for storytelling, history, and anything pertaining to the Old West. After years of writing romance, it's still tall rugged cowboys that spark her imagination. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Linda has won many awards, including the prestigious National Readers' Choice Award and the Texas Gold. She resides in the Texas Panhandle where she's inspired every day.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Western romance star Broday (To Catch a Texas Star) launches a series with this lackluster historical romance set in late-19th-century Texas. Clay Colby and his crew of former outlaws are trying to go straight in their settlement, Devil's Crossing. Tally Shannon, Clay's mail-order bride, arrives after months of correspondence. She bears physical and mental scars from being imprisoned in the Creedmore Insane Asylum by her conniving stepmother. Clay and a frustratingly inconsistent Tally agree to a trial marriage and collaborate in caring for Tally's adopted daughter, Violet, a fellow Creedmore escapee who's blind, sweet, and hesitant to trust. Clay quickly rebuffs a posse from the asylum seeking Tally, including the sadistic warden Slade Tarver. Integrating newcomers to Devil's Crossing-including Clay's former lover, saloon girl Rebel, and a desperado who recently tried to burn down the town-brings melodramatic action and perpetual suspicion. After months and without clear impetus, Clay and Tally ride out to avenge her treatment at the asylum. Broday's crisp writing and cameos from her other series somewhat improve the languid plot. Her longtime readers may enjoy this tale, but others are unlikely to find it engaging. Agent: Gail Fortune, Talbot Fortune. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.