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Hi, reader friends! Today, we welcome back our author friend Megan Besing to celebrate her novella with a JustRead book blitz!
about the book
Title: “Perfect for the Preacher”, The Mail-Order Brides Collection
Author: Megan Besing
Publisher: Barbour Books
Release Date: February 1, 2018
Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction
What kind of woman would answer an advertisement and marry a stranger?
Escape into the history of the American West along with nine couples whose relationships begin with advertisements for mail-order brides. Placing their dreams for new beginnings in the hands of a stranger, will each bride be disappointed, or will some find true love?
Perfect for the Preacher by Megan Besing
Fresh from seminary, Amos Lowry believes marriage will prove to his skeptical congregation that he’s mature. If only his mail-order bride wasn’t an ex-saloon girl, or worse, pregnant.
Collection also includes novellas from Noelle Marchand, Donna Schlachter, Sherri Shackelford, Michelle Shocklee, Ann Shorey, Liz Tolsma, Jennifer Uhlarik, and Kathleen Y’Barbo.
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Sophie touched the back of her hair. Her braids remained obedient. “Morning.”
Dusty brushed against her skirt and then sat in between them like a guard dog. Except his tail swooshed, and he panted happily. He’d have to work on his threatening demeanor.
“I was wondering…since…I mean…” Amos bent over and scratched Dusty behind his ears. “You look nice today.”
Was he talking to the dog or her?
“Not that you didn’t look nice yesterday. Because you did. Look nice that is. Both yesterday. And today.” He rocked on the balls of his feet and stole a glance at her.
Was it good that her fiancé was nervous around her? She pressed a hand to a flutter in her stomach. Apparently, the feelings were mutual.
On the road, the horse snorted, and the loaded wagon jilted forward a bit. Glass jars clanked together. Amos looked ready to run and grab ahold of the reins, whether from the movement of the horse, or from talking with her, she wasn’t sure.
“Would you like to join me on the milk deliveries?” Amos still eyed the wagon, as if asking it the question. It would be nice if he’d peek at her again. Eyes often told the truth of the heart before a person was brave enough to speak it.
about the author
Megan Besing adores reading, writing, and reviewing stories with happily-ever-afters. She’s received many awards, including being a multi-category finalist in ACFW’s Genesis and a winner of MCRW’s Melody of Love contest. Her debut Perfect for the Preacher released February 2018 in Barbour’s Mail-Order Brides Novella Collection.
She lives in Indiana with her husband and their children, where she dreams of the beach and drinks way too many Vanilla Cokes. Connect with Megan on social media and her website.
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Megan Besing is giving away a print copy of The Mail- Order Brides Collection and a $10 Amazon Gift Card to one winner!
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What do you love about mail-order bride stories, reader friends?
28 thoughts on “Perfect for the Preacher: book blitz + excerpt”
Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the excerpt and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters the ones I know they would enjoy reading and they both love to read. Thank you!
What a wonderful brotherly thing to do! Your sisters are blessed!
Thank you for the information and excerpt on “Perfect for the Preacher” by Megan Besing. It definitely sounds like a book that I’d very much enjoy reading.
It would be totally amazing to win the whole Mail-Order Brides Collection!
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You’re welcome, Kay! It’s a lovely collection of stories.
The whole idea about mail-order brides intrigues me. I can’t imagine putting my life and future into the hands of a complete stranger. Crazy idea! Lol
Thanks for the chance to win! I absolutely love these novella collections from Barbour!
Being a mail-order bride would definitely require a lot of faith!
“Eyes often told the truth of the heart before a person was brave enough to speak it.”
Oh wow, what a great line! Looking forward to this read.
Absolutely! Happy reading, Michelle!
I love that excerpt! This sounds like a wonderful book and I can’t wait to read it. Thank you for the giveaway!
It is a lovely collection of stories!
Mail-order bride stories are very intriguing because it brings together two strangers, who know nothing of each other, and they somehow end up falling in love. The journey in those stories to get to the HEA is what I love the most.
Chanel, I total agree with your last sentence. “The journey in those stories to get to the HEA is what I love the most.” I think that can apply to most stories I read and write. 🙂
Thanks for having me again, Beth 😉 #youareawesome
Aw, it’s my pleasure, Megan!
Thank you Beth! Another great post with an awesome read in it 🙂
You’re welcome, Natalya!
I enjoy mail order bride stores because it is fun to read about the little awkward situations at first and how the two learn about each other and learn to live and work together.
Hahaha! I’m guilty of enjoying the awkwardness as well!
i love all the suppressed romantical tension 😀 Thanks for being part of the tour, my dear Beth ❤
We like romantical tension of all kinds ????
Thanks so much for the chance to win one of The Mail Order Bride Collection!
This book sounds wonderful!
I couldn’t imagine being a mail order bride, but I sure do love reading their stories! 🙂
Another collection! Another collection! Yay! Collections are always a nice way to get to know new authors and experience a variety of stories 🙂 Having the courage to be a mail order bride would take a lot of faith and courage. I’m married, but I don’t think I could have ever done it! Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway!
I love these Barbour collections!