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MARGERY'S HOMETOWN IN SCOTLAND
As a little girl, I was hooked on TV westerns - Wyatt Earp, Annie Oakley, The Lone Ranger, to name a few. But why? The danger? The larger-than-life characters? The thought of braving the wilderness to forge a new life?
I wish I had a witty response to the question of why I write western historicals when my background is so entrenched in medieval Scotland, but I don't. And really, it's not something that I think about a lot, because it doesn't matter. All I know is that I'm still a sucker for a western movie or novel, especially with a romance and a happy ending.
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In Wild Wyoming Wind, Maddie Boone gets her happy ending, but not without a fight.
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Emma Witherspoon, the heroine in Emma's Wish, has to accept herself and realize she's worthy of Sam's love before she can get her happy ending.
Still grieving his wife’s death, Sam Jenkins needs a mother for his children. He can't build his ranch and care for three precocious youngsters alone. Emma Witherspoon has accepted the fact that she will never have a husband and children of her own, but that doesn't ease the ache in her heart. When Emma makes Sam an offer he can’t refuse, neither of them can foresee the changes in their lives because of two little words – “I do.”
"No," Emma replied. What did that have to do with anything?
"Then I don't think you've got any business telling me how to raise mine."
The rebuke stung as much as if he'd physically slapped her. At the same time, her anger doubled. Just because she wasn't a mother herself didn't mean she had no idea how much children could be hurt. In her pain, she couldn't help lashing out.
"You aren't going to raise your children. You're getting rid of them. It's difficult to keep them, so you're just disposing of them the same way you'd get rid of a horse or a dog that gave you trouble--"
For a moment, Emma thought she'd gone too far. Sam's face darkened, and a cord bulged in his neck. But she couldn't stop now, no matter what.
"I've given you an option, and you're too pigheaded to even consider it. I don't have children of my own, but if I did, I can guarantee you I'd move heaven and hell to keep them. Nothing would make me give them up. Nothing."
"You don't know--"
"You're right. I don't know what it's like to have someone depending on me, loving me without reservation. I do know those children need you, not strangers."
"I'm giving them a family."
"No, Mr. Jenkins," Emma said softly. "You're destroying the only family these children have."
~*~*~*~Margery's next project:
Currently, I'm outlining a series of western historical romances set against the backdrop of the southwest during the 1870's when the Harvey Girls first came west. Englishman Fred Harvey recognized the need for higher standards when it came to providing meals for railroad passengers. To do this, he replaced the armed men who usually served meals at the stations and advertised for white females who were willing to come west to work in his restaurants on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad line. Qualifications were strict - the women must be single, between 18-30, have an 8th grade education and be of good moral character. Once hired for a six-month term, they were housed in a dormitory administered by a senior "house mother." Many of these women found husbands while serving in the restaurants, but they were forbidden to marry during the term of their contracts. Of course, since these books are romances, each of the Harvey Girls will find the man of her dreams. The first of these novels should be available in the spring of 2013.
Emma's Wish -
Wild Wyoming Wind -
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