Reading during the Christmas holiday is next to impossible. I enjoy reading daily, but all the Christmas events and preparation keep me busier than I like. That’s why I was excited to read a complimentary pdf copy of the book below. It was a quick read being less than 100 pages. The length did not take away from the author’s ability to provide a fun loving story about a woman looking for a suitable husband. The man trying to convince her that “he’s the one” was my favorite character by all.
About the Book
Patience Callahan is twenty-five and fast becoming an old maid. But she s spent most of her life dreaming over romantic European literature and wants a dashing d Artagnan, not a bookish Bob Cratchit. Alas, the Colorado town of Gilman is chock-full of Cratchit s without a d Artagnan in sight. Peter Foote, the general store owner, has been in love with Patience for seven years. But every time he s on the verge of proposing, she cuts him off; he can only imagine on purpose. This time though, dadburn it, he s going to go through with it. Ring in hand, he s moments from touching knee to floor, when Patience pulls out a list of mail-order bride advertisements and declares her intention to marry a backwoods stranger, on Christmas Day. Peter has two weeks to change her mind.
About the Author
Anne Garboczi Evans holds a Master’s in Counseling and Bachelor’s in Classical Liberal Arts. She has had a passion for writing historical fiction ever since reading Rosemary Sutcliff’s novels as a preteen. She wrote her first full length novel at fifteen. She is a military spouse and mother to a little boy, “Joe-Joe.”
Her inspiration for Scorched Earth came from moving to the Colorado Rockies. She loves reading Christian fiction and wanted to weave a lighthearted tale about love, rivalry, and the taming of the west.
When not writing, you can find Anne at the “big stairs” (Joe-Joe’s word for playground), substitute teaching, or working on her fixer-upper house with her husband.