I’m so excited to announce that the first book in the Trappers, Traders & Tinkers series is due to be released on December 1, 2017! Romancing the Rendezvous is set in the early 1800’s on the edge of the wilderness on the vast prairies connecting the mountains and fur trappers with civilization. It was an intense time, a wild time and a very short time in American history, and I wanted to place a hot romance right in the middle of this almost forgotten time when actually staying alive was so very tenuous.
You’ll meet Fell Madsen, a blacksmith by trade, who lost the woman he’d planned to marry to another man. Quiet, surly and a bit taciturn by nature, Fell is known for his work and his size. And then there’s Helen Parrier, a woman abandoned by her husband to manage her three little boys and to trap by herself all winter…or give up and become a prostitute in the nearby town to provide for her family. When spring arrives, everyone descends onto the prairie to trade, barter and reconnect, and Helen knows she has to trade her pelts in order to have a chance at survival.
When the two meet, the attraction is blinding. But Fell is still trapped in memories of his former betrothed and Helen’s experiences leave her to believe she’s always the woman left behind. In the middle of painful revelations and horrifying loss, Fell and Helen try to find a way to one another before the ways of the wilderness rip them apart.