Please join me in congratulating Shanna Hatfield on her new release! Bobbins and Boots is a sweet Western romance and the fourth book in her Baker City Brides series. I thoroughly enjoyed the first three books and Bobbins and Boots is next on my list to read.
If you enjoy fun, memorable characters with a romance you're sure to love, you'll want to take a look at Shanna's books!
Read on to learn more about Bobbins and Boots, check out my interview with Shanna, and enter for your chance to with a $15.00 Amazon gift card!
How does an act of kindness result in… marriage?
Born dirt-poor into a life of hardship, Allie Tillman seizes the opportunity to better her situation by answering an advertisement for a mail-order bride in the West. Upon her arrival in Baker City, Oregon, she discovers her intended is a low-down, lying thief. Determined not to marry him, she grasps at the one thing that will keep him from forcing her to be his wife — marrying another man.
Good-natured cowboy Ben Amick had no idea a simple trip into town would completely change his life. When he happens upon a mail-order bride desperate to avoid marrying her fiancé, Ben does the first thing that pops into his head and marries her. Willingly, he gives her the protection of his name and his arms, never expecting her to capture his heart.
Humorous, heartfelt, and awash in sweet romance, Bobbins and Boots captures the tender and tumultuous emotions of falling in love.
Check out all of the books in Shanna's
Baker City Brides Series:
Crumpets and Cowpies | Thimbles and Thistles
Corsets and Cuffs | Bobbins and Boots
Hi, Shanna! I’m so excited about your newest release, BOBBINS AND BOOTS. It’s the next book I read and I can’t wait to get started.
I’m so excited to join you on your blog today. Thank you for inviting me to visit!
If there’s one thing you hope readers come away with after reading your book, what would it be?
Shanna: Hope. I think that is one clear, consistent message readers can find in all of my books. Never lose hope.
If there was one place you could go to research a book, where would it be?
Shanna: Ireland. I’ve always wanted to visit there. A research trip there would be fantastic!
Oh, that would be fun! It always looks so beautiful there.
What do you usually use when you’re writing? A computer? Paper and pen?
Shanna: Definitely a computer. If I had to write with pen and paper, I’d probably get one book completed a year instead of several.
Tell us about one of your hobbies.
Shanna: I really enjoy dabbling in photography. I’m a point-and-shoot kinda girl, but sometimes, the sunrises and sunsets streaming in my office windows draws me outside to snap a photo or two. It’s just something I do for fun, but it does bring me a lot of joy.
I think that's great you enjoy photography and just do it for fun. It sounds like you've got a beautiful location for taking photos.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Shanna: Definitely an introvert. I was so shy as a little girl, it was painful for me to make eye contact with people, let alone talk to them. I can now speak in public and enjoy meeting new people, but at the end of the day, I’m without a doubt an introvert.
If time and money were not a concern, what one skill would you like to learn?
Shanna: I would love to learn to play the harp! Crazy, right! I’ve just always thought the music so haunting and elegant and beautiful.
I never would have thought to learn to play the harp. The music really is very pretty!
What project are you working on now?
Shanna: The next book in the Pendleton Petticoats series. I’m doing a big cover reveal April 6 at the Petticoat Ball!
What inspired the cover for your latest book?
Shanna: Oh, this is a fun one! The other books in this series only feature an image of the heroine of the story, so for this one, I wanted both the heroine and the hero to be on the cover. I also wanted to include lace, since that is tied to the story. I asked my niece if she’d be willing to pose for me and thankfully, she not only agreed, but talked her friend into posing, too. We did the photo shoot on a rainy afternoon, but I’m really happy with the way it turned out.
I love that your niece was willing to pose for you and even convinced her friend to do so as well! I always look forward to seeing your next cover and this is one of my favorites - it came out beautifully!
Thanks again for joining us and congratulations again on your latest release. I’ve enjoyed chatting with you, my friend!
Shanna: Many, thanks to you, Melanie, for hosting me today. I so appreciate it!
USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with relatable heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”
Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, this hopeless romantic is out to make it happen one story at a time. When she isn’t writing or indulging in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.
Shanna is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, Romance Writers of America, Sweet Romance Reads, Cowboy Kisses, and Pioneer Hearts.
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