Tour and Giveaway for Gold Rush Bride, Hannah by Linda Shenton Matchett

Gold Rush Bride

About the Book

Book:  Gold Rush Bride, Hannah

Author: Linda Shenton Matchett

Genre: Historical Romance

Release date: May 18, 2021

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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.

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About the Author

Join me in reading the wonderful interview with this author

How long did it take to publish your first novel.

I began to seriously pursue writing and publication in 2010. After receiving a kindly written rejection letter, I started attending conferences and took Jerry Jenkins’ Writer’s Guild classes. Lots of drafts and revisions later, my first novel was published in 2016.

Where do you get inspiration for your stories? Family? Friends? Yourself?

I have a folder where I keep story ideas written on everything from notepaper to napkins and receipts. I’ve had friends suggest plotlines and my husband has help me brainstorm ideas, but I typically use ones I’ve devised on my own. Inspiration has come from Bible stories, newspaper and magazine articles, scenes from a TV show or movie, a book that I think should have had a different ending or explored a topic in a different way, and overhead conversations (those make for great ideas!).

Your favorite thing about writing?

Research! I love the hunt for information, incidents, people and anything that can add flavor to my stories. 

If I write a review of your book, what do you want to hear?

Reviews that tell me how my book touched a reader mean a lot to me. That probably hearkens back to my experience with A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. The book affected me, and that’s what lit the desire to become an author. I wanted to impact readers like that book impacted me.

For you, what is a day in the life of a writer like?

I have a full time job, so I’m very regimented with my schedule. I write for about ninety minutes each day before leaving for work. I work a late shift on Wednesdays, so am able to write until lunchtime on that day. Saturdays is when I focus on marketing, research, creating outlines for my next projects, social media, and editing.

For you, what is a day in the life of a writer like?

I have a full time job, so I’m very regimented with my schedule. I write for about ninety minutes each day before leaving for work. I work a late shift on Wednesdays, so am able to write until lunchtime on that day. Saturdays is when I focus on marketing, research, creating outlines for my next projects, social media, and editing.





ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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.

More from Linda

Dear Readers,

Have you ever heard the quote about Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers that says, “Sure he was great, but don’t forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did, backwards…and in high heels?” Originally seen in a 1982 Frank and Ernest comic strip, the line has been used by many people from comedians to politicians.

A slight twist on the statement can be made about women in the centuries before modern attire allowed them to wear slacks…they did everything men did, but in floor-length skirts (to say nothing of when they had to wear corsets!). A few examples include cooking over an open hearth, hauling water before the invention of pumps and indoor plumbing, farm work such as milking cows or gardening, and riding a horse.

One of my favorite aspects about writing is developing the characters, especially the female protagonists. Mine are typically…well, untypical. The gals in my books are war correspondents, mechanics, spies, doctors, pilots, and midwives, just to name a few. While thinking about what to write next, I stumbled on an article about female prospectors, and I knew I had my story.

I continued to dig and was delighted to find journals and diaries of these stalwart women who either followed their husbands, brothers, or fathers to the gold field or actually set out on their own. Instead of setting my novel during the well-known California gold rush of 1849, Gold Rush Bride Hannah takes place two decades earlier in northern Georgia where more than one million dollars of gold was unearthed.

The few images I found confirmed my suspicion. These women prospected alongside the men,  swirling their pans of silt hour after hour…all while wearing a dress.

I hope you enjoy Hannah’s story.

Blog Stops

Adventures of a Travelers Wife, June 22 (Author Interview)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, June 22

deb’s Book Review, June 23

For Him and My Family, June 24

Texas Book-aholic, June 25

Jodie Wolfe – Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, June 26 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 26

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 27

Connie’s History Classroom, June 28

Inklings and notions, June 29

Locks, Hooks and Books, June 30

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, July 1

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, July 2

Artistic Nobody, July 3 (Author Interview)

Reviewingbooksplusmore, July 3

Splashes of Joy, July 4 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, July 5

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Linda is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Visa Gift Card and signed copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/10e00/gold-rush-bride-hannah-celebration-tour-giveaway

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