Shanna Hatfield is joining me today on The Editor’s Note! Welcome, Shanna!
Thank you so much for hosting me today. It’s so fun to share about my new release with you!
Millie is the seventh book in the Pendleton Petticoats series.
He’ll do anything to keep his saloon open…
A childhood traumatized by the effects of alcohol in her home left Millie Matlock convinced she doesn’t need a man in her life. No longer able to stand by and watch drunken men terrorize the women in town, Millie forms a local committee of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. Little did she know the one man who could turn her head owns one of the most successful saloons in Pendleton.
Desperate to keep the WCTU from closing his saloon and the others in town, Gideon McBride agrees to a crazy plan hatched by the saloon owners. His objective is to woo the leader of the local temperance union, keeping her so distracted the committee disbands. However, he didn’t count on the beautiful, effervescent Millie working her way into his cynical heart.
Gideon yanked open the door, startling the women so thoroughly their song ended mid-chorus.
A smile that would have charmed a matronly spinster right out of her corset filled his face, highlighting the dimples in his cheeks. “Ladies, it’s far too cold for you to stand out here tonight. Please, come in and have a cup of hot coffee. If you’d like to sing for us, we’d be happy to listen.”
He held the coffeepot out toward Millie Matlock with an entreating look. “Maybe you’d even take a few requests.”
Her gaze narrowed. “Thank you for that generous offer, sir, but we prefer to remain outdoors.”
The smile on his face never wavered as he took a mug from Abel and poured it full of the steaming, richly brewed coffee. “I insist on at least providing a hot drink for you ladies. You’ll freeze out here on a night this cold.” He offered the cup to Millie.
Rather than accept it, she tilted her chin upward and glared at him. “No, thank you, sir.”
“Are you certain?” Gideon moved closer to Millie and leaned forward, blowing the steam so it wafted around her face.
“Positive,” she said, stiffening her already straight posture. “That won’t be necessary.”
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, Sweet Americana Sweethearts, Cowboy Kisses, and Pioneer Hearts.
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