Marriage Lottery™ #1 Hope and Mathew
A widow with a four year-old daughter. A man in love with another woman.
Hope Delaware has lost just about everything--her husband Marcus, their savings, their livestock, and almost her life. It's no longer safe for her and Faith on that mountain. That means the lottery. But the man who picks her name isn't happy that he's stuck with her. He's already planning their divorce.
Mathew Dearborn has been in love with Nora Benton for what seems like forever. On the day Nora finally enters her name into the lottery, Gus Lane draws it out. Every plan Mathew has made over the last seven years falls apart and withers away to dust. Now he's married to Marcus Delaware's widow Hope who has a mind of her own. The only bright light in his day is four year-old Faith, a beacon of light if ever there was one.
A young farmer is about to follow his heart into a world of danger and betrayal. His wife is going to be the one to lead him out.
Marriage Lottery™ #2 A Lucky Man
A young bride. A husband who's in love with another woman. A disastrous marriage in the making.
Christine Bishop has been in love with Chase Whitman since he moved to town. But he doesn't even notice her. All she needs is a chance, so when he picks her name at the lottery she's sure she can make him fall in love with her.
Chase Whitman has been courting Lisa Mallory for six months. So he doesn't understand why God let Arthur Cambridge get picked first. Now Lisa is Art's wife and she seems darned happy about it. Worse, he's stuck with Christine Bishop who practically swoons every time he walks by. What was he thinking picking her name?
A wife fed up with her husband is about to go on a road trip and come back with two kids. He'd better put up or shut up because this time he's not in charge.
Marriage Lottery™ #3 Aftermath
A beautiful woman reeling from the aftermath of a deadly epidemic. The angry man who's about to marry her.
When Meredith Nash goes on vacation in March, she has no idea that a lethal flu epidemic is going to hit her small town while she's gone. In a single week everyone dies and the Brennanmen close the town. In the aftermath, Meredith is left orphaned and homeless. On Lottery Day she gets off the train and enters the lottery, hoping God will send her a new family. Instead, he sends her an angry man.
Griffen McNair knows his name will be drawn on Lottery Day and his older brother Grady will be second. He couldn't be happier when two women enter the lottery. Then with five minutes to go, the blonde talks the redhead into leaving. Now there's one woman and she's suddenly his wife. But he can't forget that she robbed his brother of marriage and a chance at happiness.
A runaway bride who keeps dodging one tragedy after another. The angry husband chasing her. Two people who God threw together are about to get their happy ending.
Marriage Lottery™ #4 Patience and Malachi
Ten women. One artist.
Patience Marston finally has a chance to start her life over again, free of the cruelty of her parents. She gets as far as Dovetail Creek and something odd happens--a local artist, Malachi Stone, kisses her out of the blue. Things go from odd to worse when the coach breaks down and can't continue to Lincoln. Now she's stuck in Dovetail Creek for Lottery Day.
Malachi Stone has always been a loner. Until now. The beautiful blonde who has crossed his path on the way to Lincoln has made all the difference and changed his path in life. He pays the coachman to abandon her and he pays the men at the lottery to remove their names. Those were the two things he did right. What follows are several serious wrongs. If he can manage to hang onto her, it'll be a small miracle. It'll take a lot of patience and his family's help.
Marriage Lottery™ #5 Megan and Morgan
Nineteen men. Eleven women. One land baron.
Every week for a year, Megan O'Mara has mailed a letter to Grant Holdings in San Francisco about the land at the base of Berner's Mountain. Megan needs that land if she is to fulfill her father's dream. When no reply ever comes, she enters the lottery, hoping to marry wealthy and acquire the money to buy the land outright. Those hopes are dashed when Morgan O'Malley picks her name. He lives in a ramshackle cabin at the top of Berner's Mountain with no indoor plumbing and an outhouse. And yet with each passing week she finds herself enjoying his company more and more.
Morgan O'Malley arrives in Bakerstown with a plan. That plan starts with Megan O'Mara. He makes himself look as pathetic as possible and adopts a mutt who looks even more pathetic. In three months he'll go back home to San Francisco and take half her land. But marrying Megan is not what he thought it would be. For a woman he has no interest in, he finds himself becoming very attached to Megan and that can only mean trouble when she finds out the truth.
Marriage Lottery™ #6 Caitlin and Grady
Nine men. Seven women. Four sisters.
Caitlin Carter is a girl with a plan: keep her sisters safe and out of the clutches of the Carter men. Marrying a man three times her age is only a small part of that plan. What wasn’t part of the plan is her nuisance of a stepson who is anxious to get rid of her.
Grady O'Brien returns from a cattle run to find his sixty-six year-old father married. Again. Half of what he’s spent the last twenty years creating just transferred to a complete stranger via marriage. Now he’s forced to live in the same house with her and be civil.
Two people who keep stepping in each other’s way are about to fall in love. But first someone’s going to get shot.
Marriage Lottery™ #7 Shannon and Brian
Twelve men. Seven women. Four siblings.
Orphaned at seventeen, Shannon O’Shaughnessy takes on the burden of caring for her four younger siblings. When Lottery Day comes, she faces another burden, how to conceal the fact that any man marrying her would also be taking on the responsibility of her four siblings. So she does what any sensible young woman would do–she packs up the kids and rides two hundred miles away from home for Lottery Day and hides her siblings in the local hotel. But a case of mistaken identity proves disastrous when the hotel manager tells her to choose the handsomest brunette there, Gabriel Blake. The handsomest brunette turns out to be Brian Bannon, her new husband.
Brian is quiet and reserved. He’s been living in his great big farmhouse for three years all alone. When he’s finally ready to share the house with another person, a wife, he shows up at Lottery Day. But fate takes a disastrous turn when the cute little blonde with the freckled nose and blue eyes has something special waiting for him at the hotel, four kids! The lottery rules say nothing about siblings, so try as he might, he can’t shake the stubborn girl and the magistrate is helping her.
A serious case of mistaken identity and a dangerous bull. The next three months of marriage are going to be difficult...
Marriage Lottery™ #8 Maggie and Cooper
Fifteen years ago, five year-old Maggie Dawkins was orphaned. Immediately after her parents' death, she was kidnapped from the McBrides and taken to Bethany Goodall's School for Orphaned Children. For years she waited for them to come and rescue her. Then she gave up. When Cooper McBride comes to the school and asks her to put her name in the Mayberry lottery she says no. But her four best friends are all going, leaving Maggie with a painful choice: be alone again or take a chance on the lottery.
Cooper McBride has patiently waited for fifteen years. The children at Bethany Goodall's school have no idea what's really going on in their school, including his beloved Magpie. A chance encounter with the magistrate reveals that his name will be chosen first in the lottery. Risking everything, he rides to the school and asks Maggie to put her name in the Mayberry lottery.
Two children who never should've been separated are about to become a family. But with every choice comes the responsibility for its outcome. And the next choice they make will determine the futures of thirty-two orphaned children.
Marriage Lottery™ #9 Annabel and Brady
Thirteen men. Two women. Neither of them was marrying who they wanted.
Annabel McCoy has been waiting to marry Brady Dillon for three long years. Until finally she comes right out and asks him to come with her to the lottery. And he says...no. When he takes off on another one of his trips days before the lottery she realizes he was serious and enters without him. Now she's married to Bartholomew "Bat" Andrews who's in love with Alana East. There's nothing worse than two people in a marriage who are both in love with someone else. Or is there?
Brady Dillon fell in love with Annabel McCoy the day he met her. He's spent three long years building a ranch for the two of them up in Foster Springs. But as Lottery Day gets closer he realizes it's going to take one more year. So when she asks him to the lottery he tells her no, knowing she'll wait for him because she loves him too. His world is shattered when he returns home and Annabel is married to an idiot named Bat. For the next year, Brady will jump one hurdle after another to be with Annabel, no matter what it takes or what he has to do.
People make plans and plans change. The plans of Annabel McCoy and Brady Dillon are about to get a lot more complicated as they find their way to the coast, to an orphan named Coconut, and back to each other.
Marriage Lottery™ #10 Kidnapped Bride
A young woman looking for a family. Two boys determined to get a mom. A father trying to keep his boys from being judged.
Shannon Sullivan is on her way to the lottery when she comes across two teenage boys in a broken down wagon. In a matter of minutes, she's injected with a sedative, kidnapped, and taken to another town to be Shane Black's wife.
Shane Black has been a widower for eleven long years, but that time has been harder on his sons than on him. Then they do the unthinkable--they kidnap a young woman and bring her home. Now he has two problems--keeping a woman captive and preventing his sons from being judged by the Brennanmen.
What starts as a kidnapping turns into something much more as four people fall in love and make a family.
Marriage Lottery™ #11 Briana and Colin
Briana Fairchild makes beautiful wedding dresses. The problem is that no one is buying them. In an attempt to drum up business she enters the lottery wearing one of her beautiful creations. The naive young man who draws her name comes with something she never thought she'd have again--a family. Suddenly she has a mom, a dad, two brothers, and two sisters. So maybe the idiot is worth keeping after all.
Colin Connolly is thrilled when the gorgeous brunette enters the lottery. Then she goes and ruins it by flirting with the magistrate. When his name is called there's only one woman left, the gorgeous brunette named Briana. The last thing he wants is a wife in love with another man, but before he knows it she's fallen in love with his family. Now she wants to keep him. Just when he thinks he's rid of her, a flu epidemic hits and it's Briana who rushes to save his family, leaving him behind.
A wife with a gift for dressmaking. The husband who wants to get rid of her. A flu epidemic and a little boy named Hank are about to make these two family.
Marriage Lottery™ #12 The Mother
Thirty-six men. One woman, a mother.
Chanel McIntyre survives a flu epidemic but loses more than half her family. Her boyfriend's family is decimated too, leaving behind three siblings. Left with no one to marry who isn't her dead boyfriend's friend, she takes her siblings and his and rides to River Valley where they haven't had a woman in the lottery for three years. A desperate man just might marry her, even with six kids.
Grayson Winter has waited five years for a wife and figures he'll probably be single forever. Then a seven year old boy tries stealing his horse on Lottery Day. Zack Roth turns out to be the adopted child of a gorgeous blonde who's come to town to enter the lottery. And lucky Grayson gets picked. But falling in love with Chanel was the beginning of his troubles. Her dead boyfriend's brother Alec pushes all of his buttons until he does the unthinkable. Suddenly he's trying to hang onto his new family and they're slipping through his fingers.
A woman who had hope and lost it. A man who lost hope and found it. Together they'll make a family.
Marriage Lottery™ #13 The Cowboy
A widow ready to start over. A cowboy ready to take a chance.
Ellen Mahoney is all alone. Her abusive husband is finally dead and her selfish children have married and moved away. So she enters the lottery expecting to spend the rest of her life with a man who doesn't love her. She never imagined the blissful life waiting for her as the wife of John Bridger.
John Bridger is a man on a mission: to marry Ellen Mahoney, the widow of Rick Bergman. He has it on good authority that she's perfect for him and will put up with a lot from her husband, even a cowboy who's hard to please. But something unexpected happens--he falls deeply in love with his beautiful wife.
Two souls looking for love are about to find each other in the oddest of places, on a cattle ranch.
Marriage Lottery™ #14 The Reluctant Husband
A woman in love. The man who doesn't see her. A pack of gun-toting teenagers hunting coyotes.
Molly Mayflower has been in love with Joe Barron for three years. When he gets her name at the lottery she thinks all of her dreams are about to come true. What she doesn't expect are the nightmares that come with being married to a man who doesn't see her.
Joe Barron expected to be called first at the lottery, not second. His plan to marry Carrie West disintegrates when Oliver Cresswell's name is called first and Ollie picks Carrie. Now he's stuck with Molly Mayflower, a girl he doesn't know. He just can't seem to get over Carrie until something terrible happens. Too late he discovers just how much Molly means to him.
A young woman's fairytale ending is about to come true, but first she'll have to live through a nightmare.
Marriage Lottery™ #15 Big Boned
A girl with a thyroid problem and controlling parents. A cowboy with a big heart and a short temper.
Bonnie O'Reilly loves her parents, but being the daughter of a rich cattle baron is not all it's cracked up to be. She's literally dying under the weight of her parents' disappointment at being "big boned". When they arrange a marriage to Quentin Baxter, a rich insulting brat, she's had enough and can't lose her virginity fast enough. If they want her to give them grandchildren, she'll do it, but she's not sleeping with the lizard.
Jack McIntyre is surprised when his nemesis, Connor O'Reilly, sends him a letter offering his daughter Bonnie's hand in marriage. He says no and is even more surprised to see the blonde bombshell in person on Lottery Day. When she comes in the bar trying to lose her virginity that night, he's a gentleman and whisks her off to the safety of room seven. But she is one determined woman and he has just so much self-control.
A cattle baron's daughter and his enemy are about to fall in love, but first there'll be a wedding, a death, and an aunt with twenty-three cats.
Marriage Lottery™ #16 The Singer
A girl suddenly left without parents and with three siblings to raise. A singer who never thought anything would take the place of music in his heart. A magistrate ready to take a second chance on love.
Penelope Jameson has had a crush on Warren Peterson for four years, but he doesn't even know she exists. Then suddenly she's orphaned with three siblings to raise. Overnight Penelope's priorities shift and the last person on her lottery list is Warren the singer. But Paul Lockwood the magistrate is looking like a pretty good prospect.
Warren Peterson loves music. From April to August every summer he sings and plays his guitar at the dance hall every Saturday night. There's always a throng of girls gawking at him. He's not sure if that's a perk or a curse. He certainly doesn't have any interest in any of them. Especially not Penelope Jameson who has the brattiest brothers on the planet. If they ruin another one of his amp cords he's going to spank them himself. But nothing prepares him for being Penelope's knight in shining armor the night her parents die. Now he feels responsible for her and her bratty brothers.
A girl, a singer, and a magistrate are about to form the weirdest love triangle.
Marriage Lottery™ #17 In-Laws
A widow marrying off her only daughter. A widower marrying off his only son. Two in-laws who never expected to like each other are about to fall in love.
Alice Fitzgerald has spent the last ten years raising her daughter Annabel alone. When Annie marries Lucas Hannigan, she's only momentarily relieved, because they live ninety miles away in another town. When Annie wants nothing to do with her mom anymore, Allie falls into a deep depression only brightened by visits from her daughter's father-in-law, Liam.
Liam Hannigan never expected to fall in love again. His first wife was an absolute nightmare and the worst mother imaginable. He's not about to take the plunge again. Then he meets his new in-law, Alice Fitzgerald. She's more beautiful than her daughter and infinitely kinder. What starts out as an innocent flirtation quickly turns into something much deeper as he realizes he's head-over-heels in love with his son's mother-in-law.
A mom and a dad are about to realize that they're more than just parents; they're people who fall in love.
Marriage Lottery™ #18 The Other Brother
A woman trying to protect her ex-husband. A man trying to protect his younger brother. Two sisters and a mother who are about to meddle and make things worse.
Bonnie has always been the perfect daughter. She's spent most of her life working hard and getting little appreciation. So she's understandably picky when it comes to marriage. Jimmy had hygiene issues and Kyle was more than a little OCD. But Jacob seems perfect until planting season begins and she has to spend long days with her jealous sister-in-law and fastidious mother-in-law. After two days of being humiliated and under appreciated she ditches her third husband and runs home.
Jacob Foster never expected to win the lottery. Now he's got the prettiest wife in town and the kindest. But things get out of hand when her sister Beth starts spilling secrets and his sister-in-law MaryBeth gets jealous. When his mom begins clearly favoring MaryBeth, he takes his frustrations out on the wrong person, his wife. Now she's run home and he's trying to win her back. But can he convince her he's worth it?
A woman on her third marriage and a man on his first are about to butt heads on the meaning of family and fall madly in love.
Marriage Lottery™ #19 Abandoned
A beautiful farmer's daughter. A handsome man with a past about to make the biggest mistake of his life.
Jonathan Mahoney starts a new life in Knoll with a farm and a new name. Meeting Magnolia Winters is like getting hit by lightning. He can't imagine his life without her. He spends the next year courting her while building his farm and putting money away for a rainy day. But after they're married, he gets cocky and spends everything they have on the next crop. No one ever warned him about corn blight. In the blink of an eye their entire crop is up in smoke, literally, as he has to burn their fields to keep it from spreading. Angry and frustrated he does the unthinkable--he leaves his wife to make money in the city. But one thing leads to another and before he knows it five years has flown by.
Magnolia Winters marries Keith Larson in the hopes of giving Venus a father. It's been nine years since Jonathan left and disappeared. Then he drags them to Laramy on a vacation with the mysterious Oswald Christoyannopoulos, a wealthy rancher looking for the love of his life. Little does she know that Oswald is Jonathan or that he's been searching for her for four years.
A rich rancher trying to make things right with his wife and daughter. A single mother trying to protect her heart. An old wound is about to open and finally heal.
Marriage Lottery™ #20 Betrayed
A beautiful woman with a terrible secret. The husband who's about to betray her.
Eliza Donahue has waited to enter the lottery for seven long years. When Ben gets her name, she's so happy. Ben is the most trustworthy man in town and she finally feels safe. But that changes when she finally confides in him and he betrays her in the most horrific of ways.
Benedict Blanchard has been in love with Eliza Donahue for two years. When he gets her name at the lottery he's ecstatic. One day later she tells him her terrible secret, a secret he just can't keep. In less than twenty-four hours he's betrayed his wife and the Brennanmen whisk her off to safety. How's a guy supposed to mend his broken marriage if his wife is missing?
The victim of a terrible crime is about to slay her dragons with the help of an idiot husband, a sweet mother-in-law, and a girl named Tammy.
Marriage Lottery™ #21 The Contract
A woman trying to forget another man. The cowboy anxious to bed her. A contract that lets him off the hook in three months.
Summer Bartholomew waits two years for Henry Addison to be old enough for the lottery only to discover he won't be called. When Henry comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme involving marrying Tanner Clarenden, not only does she not go through with it, she tells Tanner everything. Now she hatches her own scheme to get even with Henry and get him out of her life for good.
Tanner Clarenden never expected to have the lottery and Summer Bartholomew dropped in his lap. So when she brings him proof that he'll win the lottery along with a contract that releases her rights to any of his property, it seems like a sure deal. But when everything goes exactly as planned, an old friend shows him proof that it's all been one long con job. The problem is, he's fallen in love with his wife.
A woman with an unbelievable story that's actually true is about to be called a liar. Will her husband believe her and keep her or not?
Marriage Lottery™ #22 The Wayward Girl
A young girl with nowhere to go. A cattle rancher with a place for her to stay.
Nicole Freeling is just four days shy of lottery age when the lottery comes. She begs the magistrate to enter, but he firmly says no. Four days later, early in the morning of her eighteenth birthday, her stepfather violently drags her from her room and tosses her out of her home. Now she has nowhere to go and no money to her name.
Raymond Striker is a wealthy cattle rancher with an infamous mean streak. He hates women and everyone knows it. So why is he offering to give her a home? The catch is, she has to give her body to him whenever he asks. Reluctantly she agrees, but falls head over heels in love with a man who is incapable of kindness.
A wayward girl is about to find her way to a new life, a child, and happiness.
Marriage Lottery™ #23 Young
A beautiful woman with four siblings. A gorgeous man who's about to get lucky.
China Meadows comes to Mountain Bluffs hoping to start over with her siblings. In a mountain farming community with no women she's hoping the men there aren't picky and won't mind a wife bringing her four siblings into the marriage. God answers her prayers with Dakota, the perfect husband. But at the first bump in their marriage, her husband threatens her with the Brennanmen. Big mistake.
Dakota Strothers never expected to win the lottery or to get a beautiful wife. He doesn't even care that she comes with four siblings. But he does care when he finds out she lied to him. A few harsh words and she's living at the town's hotel and getting ready to go back home. Where did he go wrong and how does he fix it?
A magistrate, a reverend, and four out-of-town jerks are about to push a separated couple back together again.
Marriage Lottery™ Brennanmen Trilogy
Includes three novels:
#2 Montana and Daniel
#3 Marissa and Ryan
#10 Hannah and Connor
Trade sized paperback 5.5" x 8.5"