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Forever His Texas Bride Historical Novel by Linda Broday

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Forever His Texas Bride by Linda Broday

“There’s this thing between us that refuses to die. I’d like nothing better than to be able to…” His words faded. He’d give anything to change people’s views about his race… to be able to make her his wife. But the world wasn’t that simple. Not for people like them.

All his life, Brett Liberty has straddled two worlds: white and Iroquois. The only place he’s truly at peace is with his wild mustangs. But after he’s arrested for the color of his skin, he discovers Rayna Harper in the cell next to him. Rough bad tumble Rayna has known little kindness, but Brett sees the depth of her heart hidden beneath layers of hurt and fear, and he refuses to leave without her.

Fierce and loyal, kind and strong, Rayna is everything Brett has ever wanted. But the world doesn’t look kindly on a love like theirs, and he would rather let her go than bring her pain. Yet when the demons of his past threaten her future, Brett realizes he will do anything to keep Rayna safe… and make her his.

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Author Linda Broday

At a young age, Linda Broday discovered a love for storytelling, history, and anything pertaining to the Old West. Cowboys fascinate her. There’s something about Stetsons, boots, and a tall rugged cowboys that get her fired up! A New Youk Times and USA Today bestselling author, Linda has won many awards, including the prestigious National Readers’ Choice Award and the Texas Gold Award. She now resides in the panhandle of Texas on the Llano Estacado.

Linda Broday’s latest is coming out this December! The final title in the Bachelor of Battle Creek trilogy, Forever His Texas Brind is sure to sweep readers off their feet. To celebrate her new release, we’ve asked Linda to answer a “Quick Draw” either/or question and to share an excerpt with us.

East Coast or West Coast? West Coast. I love the wide open spaces, the big sky that stretches to heaven and the fresh crisp air that smells of sagebrush and wildflowers. It’s no surprise that’s where my heart lies.


Rayna sat up, pushed back her cloud of russet hair, and got up from the bunk in Brett’s jail cell. It was then he saw that she wore a heavy pair of men’s brogans. What on earth! The shoes looked as though they might’ve come off a very poor dead man.

Her dirty dress had been mended so many times it looked like a patchwork quilt with none of the squares matching. But she seemed so spirited, so brave.

If society had ever allowed him to take a wife, he’d want someone like her. He hated to think he’s spent all his life never knowing what it would be like to be happy like his brothers now were. While he waited to die, maybe they could pretend.

Maybe he could know what it was like to be loved.

Until they led him through those doors to a hangman, maybe he could have the bride prejudice had denied him. The bold notion made ripples dance under his skin.

Brett raised to a sitting position, ignoring the pain shooting through his back. “This may sound crazy, but I’m going to ask anyway. Tayna, do you think you could pretend to be my wife? Just until they take me away? No one will ever know but us, so they can’t hurt you.”

Turning, she dropped down beside him. Suprised tears bubbled in her eyes. “No one ever asked me to marry them before.”

“Is that a no?”

“I’d be honored to be your pretend wife,” she whispered, brushing his face with her fingers. “What do we do now?”

“Do you mind if I kiss you?”

“I’d like that… husband.”

Under her bright gaze, he lowered his head. But before their lips touched, the sound of a key grated in the lock made him jerk back. “Quick, go to your cell before they catch you with me.”

Rayna scurried into hers and quietly eased the door shut.

Just then a deputy sauntered in, taking care to keep his distance from Brett’s cell. “You alive, breed?”

Brett glared. “Disappointed?”

The deputy-a squat man who reminded Brett of a possum with little weasel eyes, grunted, shifting his gaze to Rayna. “Give any thought to my offer, woman?”

No one had to spell out what the deputy meant, Brett sought to tamp down his rising anger. He watched Rayna tilt her head at a defiant angle.

“The answer is the same as all the other times.”

The weasel shrugged and went back out. The minute the door locked shut, Rayna slowly walked into Brett’s cell and sat down beside him again. “I wish I could see the sky and smell the fresh air.”

“How long have you been in here?”

“Over a month, I think. With each sunrise, I’ve been making a mark on the wall. The one today makes thirty-one. But no matter how much I want out, I’m not doing what that deputy wants,” she whispered. “I’ll never be a fine lady, but even I have my dignity. No one will ever take that.”

Though still hesitant, Brett took her small, dainty hand. His skin shone white against his. He Couldn’t remember the last time he’d touched someone who wasn’t family, but his pretend wife was different somehow. “Always stand on your principles. In the end, we still have to live with ourselves, look at our face in the mirror.”

Title: Forever His Texas Bride
Author: Linda Broday
Series: Bachelours of Battle Creek, #3
Pub Date: December 1, 2015
ISBN: 9781492602873

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  1. Daniel M

    don’t have a fav like all kinds of different times

  2. Crystal Gomez

    I’m a native Texan, and I absolutely adore Old West or Texan novels! Makes my cowgirl heart throb!!

    1. Linda Broday

      Hi Crystal, thank you for coming. You sound like my kind of woman. I think I eat, drink and sleep the Old West. How can anyone not like a cowboy and get all hot and bothered when you see a man in a Stetson and tight jeans. Where I live here in the Texas panhandle, cowboys are everywhere. My heart skips a beat when one holds a door for me. They’re still as polite now as they were back in the 1800s.

  3. Nicole Escat

    Oh my goodness, this is very interesting! I’m sure my sister would love this, she really loves reading a series like this.

    1. Linda Broday

      Hi Nicole, I’m so happy you came to check out my newest release. Hopefully, it tempts you. Brett and Rayna have a very special love story to share. And the message is as current today as it was back then. Good luck in winning the whole set! Then you can start at the first with Cooper Thorne.

  4. Kim Holliday

    I enjoy the Civil War time period and right after when settlers were going out west to Texas and other uncivilized areas to settle.

    1. LeahSay

      Post Civil War is an exciting time in our history. Good luck.

    2. Linda Broday

      Hi Kim…..Thank you so much for your comment. You know, this is the time period where I’ve set all my books because it’s past such a bloody time in our history and folks were beginning to head west. They were hopeful again that they would find a peaceful place to settle down on land that was mostly free for the taking. I just love this piece of history and always find it very interesting. Good luck in the drawing! If you win one of these sets, you’ll have to let me know how you like this series.

  5. Maxie Anderson

    Hello Leahsay. Thanks for having Linda for a interview. One of my favorite people. II have loved westerns for many years now. Used to be all I read but have added other genres now. I would love to win this book. I have the first and second. Hope I will be lucky and be the winner. Than ks for the chance. GOD bless you both. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Maxie

    1. LeahSay

      Maxine, Yes, Lindas books are always a page turner for me. Good luck.

  6. Terri

    This book sounds great and I hope I get to read it soon.

    1. Terri

      Forgot to say my favorite time period. Midwestern and medieval. Love any time period really.

      1. LeahSay

        Great choices! Early to mid-1900s for me. Not sure I could handle living without modern medicine.

    2. LeahSay

      I hope you do as well Terri!

  7. Crystal E.

    My favorite time periods are the Old west and Medieval times the best!

  8. Tonya Lucas

    I’m so excited about Linda Broday’s newest masterpiece. Exceptional author with an extraordinary heart.

  9. Linda Broday

    Thank you so much for having me, LeahSays! I love being here and talking about my FOREVER HIS TEXAS BRIDE. This is the last one in my Bachelors of Battle Creek and I’m a little sad about that. These brothers really wormed into my heart. I hate to see them go. But, back to FOREVER…I truly think I saved the best for last. Brett and Rayna have a very special story to tell. I knew he had such a struggle to be accepted, but I really didn’t know the depth of his yearning until I began writing this. So much was denied him and all because he was a half-breed. Hate and prejudice toward anyone who carried a bit of Native American blood very often spilled into war during this time period. And Rayna was equally an outcast because of her father’s profession. They just fit–two souls who yearned for love. I hope readers will give this story a try and then also go back to read about Cooper Thorne and Rand Sinclair.

    Thank you again for having me. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. LeahSay

      Thank you for allowing me to preview Forever His Texas Bride. I thoroughly enjoyed the story line and characters and felt a kinship with Brett and Rayna.

      Happy Thanksgiving! ~LeahSay

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