Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for The Telegraph Proposal by Becca Whitham and Gina Welborn, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
Title: The Telegraph Proposal
Series: Montana Brides #3
Authors: Becca Whitham & Gina Welborn
Genre: Western Romance
Release Date: October 29, 2019
In the rough and rugged Montana Territory, the journey to true love is filled with unexpected twists--and sweet rewards--for daring frontier women who faithfully believe every heart has a home . . .
With the help of the Archer Matrimonial Company, Yancey Palmer has finally put Hale Adams, the man she's loved for ten years--sometimes not wisely or well--behind her. Yancey is so sure of her love for the man the agency matched her with, she readily promises a friend that she'll help Hale with his mayoral campaign without chasing him.
Hale has also engaged the services of the matrimonial agency. He's so pleased with one lady, he requests that she join him in Helena to commence a sixty-day courtship. But instead, the Archer ladies arrive in town to reveal the true identities of both Hale's and Yancey's matches: each other. Can they look past their misunderstandings and hurt to see that they are still a perfect match?
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The way to heal a broken heart was often with a new romance. And not only would Antonia be assisting her new friend, she might be making her most difficult client happy regardless of his stated wishes. Hale Adams said he wanted a serious-minded woman, someone to share his passion for reading and who enjoyed staying at home rather than needing to be entertained every night of the week. In other words, a mirror image of himself.
Based on his rejection of all nine previous candidates, Mr. Adams recognized his need for someone to balance him on an instinctual level.
However, before Antonia took the audacious step of putting her plan into motion—pretending to be Yancey Palmer in a letter to gauge whether Mr. Adams would be interested in her—a few questions needed answering. “Tell me why you’ve been in love with Hale Adams all these years. There has to be more than him rescuing you from a bully ten years ago.”
A soft glow filled Yancey’s face. “He’s a man of his word. If Hale Adams says he’s going to do something, he does it and does it well. He’s the most upstanding, moral man you could ever hope to meet. He writes a list of things he needs to accomplish during the day and always gets them done. His office is a mess, but he knows the contents of every pile. He’s not as handsome or as impressively built as men like Isaak and Jakob Gunderson, but Hale commands respect simply by walking into a room. Everyone in Helena listens when Hale Adams speaks. You don’t need to see his diploma from Harvard School of Law to know the man is brilliant. He’s simply… perfect.”
Antonia gripped her fingers together, excitement building. “Then what are his flaws?”
“If it were up to him, he’d stay inside his messy law office with its upstairs apartment all the time.” The reply came without hesitation or repudiation. It was a simple statement of fact. “He’s a faithful church member, but outside of Sundays, he has very few social engagements on his calendar.”
“While you enjoy an active social life?” Antonia guessed.
Yancey smiled her answer. “And, I dare say, am often the life of the party. I would have been good for him, but that’s water under the bridge now. No, more like cinders of the bridge I burned. It would be useless to try to reach him now, even if I wanted to. Which I don’t. Not anymore.” The regret lacing each word made it clear that Yancey still cared about Mr. Adams.
Antonia rubbed her bottom lip. In the past, when she’d felt this tingle of excitement racing along her spine, it meant she’d found a perfect match for one of her clients. Hale Adams and Yancey Palmer would never agree to a correspondence courtship with each other, but Antonia wasn’t going to let a little thing like that stop her. She could set up a post office box independent of the agency, provide it to both Yancey and Hale as the mailing address of whatever pseudonyms Antonia chose for them, and then recopy their incoming letters to omit any information that was too specific before mailing them to the recipient.
It just might work.
The tingle of excitement grew.
Shakespeare said a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. His beautiful words were, of course, describing two people who couldn’t love each other based on their names alone. But the same reasoning applied for two people who could love each other if they didn’t know the other’s name.
If it was good enough for the brilliant William Shakespeare, it was good enough for Antonia Archer.
|Gina Welborn and Becca Whitham|
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Gina Welborn is the bestselling author of twenty inspirational romances, including the Montana Brides Romances from Kensington Publishing. She’s a member of Romance Writers of American and American Christian Fiction Writers. Sharing her husband’s passion for the premier American sports car, she is a lifetime member of the National Corvette Museum and a founding member of the Southwest Oklahoma Corvette Club. Gina lives with her husband, four of their five children, a rabbit named Hobbit, and two cats that don't realize rabbits are edible.
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