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A Different Sort of “Sneak Peek”


For the last two Sundays, I’ve shared short excerpts from “Keeping Faith”, the second book of my “Sunset” series — scheduled for release later this year from Secret Cravings Publishing.

Today, I’m going back in time from 1876 to 1872. This little snippet comes from the first book of the series, “Not the Marrying Kind“.  Here you can meet Katherine Phillips — better known as Kat — and share the moment when her father gives her a bit of news she’s not too happy to hear. 


From: Not the Marrying Kind

“He’s taken quite an interest in you, you know.”

Although her father spoke the words in a calm, quiet voice, they set off waves of panic as Kat realized their meaning. Her chin shot up. “Who are you talking about, Pa?”

He chuckled. “Reverend Kendrick, of course.”

“Well, that’s plumb foolishness, and you know it.”

“He’s a good man, Kat, and he’d take very good care of you.”

Her jaw dropped and she stared at her father. Finally she found her voice. “Surely you’re not suggesting I—” She couldn’t bring herself to finish the thought. “No, I couldn’t!” She tried to laugh off the ridiculous idea, but the look on her father’s face frightened her. He couldn’t possibly be serious…could he?

Cowboy on Montana ridge at first light,mountain background

During the month of March, all royalties from sales of Not the Marrying Kind will go to Reach Out and Read. If you’ve already purchased your copy of the book, why not grab one as a gift for a friend? Your help in support of early childhood literacy is appreciated.

Want to know more about Kat and the other folks from “The Sunset Series”? Check out Riding Into the Sunset – Stepping Back In Time. Visit before March 25 for a chance to win an ebook copy of “Not the Marrying Kind” and for links to other western romance authors participating in the Cowboy Charm “Springtime in the Country” Blog Hop! Up for grabs in the hop is a $100.00 gift card…so hop on over and get started!

Springtime with the Ladies of Sunset

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Author: christinacoleromance

Christina Cole believes in the power of love. She writes romance novels with characters you'll care about and remember long after the end of the story.

4 thoughts on “A Different Sort of “Sneak Peek”

  1. Great snippet, and a lovely thing you’re doing with donating the royalties 🙂

    • Early childhood literacy is a cause I’m passionate about. I want every child to have the advantages that reading brings. I’m glad I’m able to help, and I encourage others to learn more about Reach Out and Read. There are many ways to help, and local chapters located throughout the country. Thanks for dropping by this week!

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