Series Spotlight: Outlaw’s Mail Order Bride by Linda Broday

Howdy fellow western fans! I hope you’re in the mood for some gorgeous cowboys and feisty heroines, because Lone Star Book Blog Tours is here to deliver. 😉 Some of my first adult reads were historical romances. Ever since, this genre has been near and dear to my heart. Which is why I wanted to help LSBBT and author Linda Broday spread the word about The Mail Order Bride’s Secret. We have all kinds of fun for you, including an epic giveaway. Keep reading for a very special guest feature from Linda! 

The Mail Order Bride’s Secret

Outlaw’s Mail Order Bride

Book Three

by Linda Broday

Genre: Historical Western Romance

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: January 28, 2020

Number of Pages: 352 pages

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When the West was wild and man’s law favored the few, these extraordinary women could be found…in the heart of an outlaw.

When three young children show up on outlaw Tait Trinity’s doorstep, he knows he can’t help them―a wanted man has no business raising kids. And yet he can’t bring himself to turn them away. At a loss, he sends for the mail order bride he’d been writing to, hoping the demure dressmaker will be the answer to his prayers.

Melanie Dunbar is nothing like the bride Tait was expecting. She’s rough and tumble…and hiding an ulterior motive. Dangerous men have taken her sister hostage, and if Melanie wants to see her alive, she’ll have to betray her new husband. There’s only one problem―the more time she spends with Tait, the more she comes to care for him. Yet as the noose begins to tighten, Melanie will have to make a terrible choice: save her sister…or the man she loves.

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By Linda Broday


When I first conceived the idea of an outlaw series in the Texas Panhandle and them trying to form a town, I didn’t know how much fun it would be. But with outlaws being the original bad boys, anything could go. Right? Well, almost. My guys had to have a conscience and rules they lived by and they had to have a good heart. However, they’re not falsely accused. They have taken justice in their own hands but only when necessary. Lawmen were few and far between here and someone had to set some kind of order.

Clay Colby, Jack Bowdre, and Ridge Steele are my core group. They’re tired of being on the run and shot at. They want to settle down and have families. Clay has a vision of creating a town out of the outlaw hideout, and Jack and Ridge throw in with him. They decide mail order brides are the fastest way to get wives—only they can’t advertise the normal way, so they enlist Luke Legend and his wife Josie’s help. Luke and Josie have started a private bride service aimed to meet the needs of men living in the shadows like Clay, Jack, and Ridge.

The Outlaw’s Mail Order Bride kicks the series off when Clay’s bride Tally Shannon arrives after corresponding for a few months. Except she doesn’t come alone, taking Clay by surprise. Tally brings a blind child, a little girl who’s dependent on her, and that adds a whole new set of problems to have to overcome. But once they get their marriage on track, they are a team fiercely committed to each other and the love they’ve found, righting past wrongs, and building the town of Hope’s Crossing into one to be proud of.

The second book is Saving the Mail Order Bride featuring Jack Bowdre and Nora Kane. An Easterner, she rides the stagecoach west to marry after writing to Jack. Only he doesn’t tell her he’s an outlaw and she gets mighty upset when she finds out. They meet in the stagecoach with her on the way to Hope’s Crossing and Jack on the way to jail after being arrested and handcuffed to a marshal. The coach overturns and Nora, thinking Jack’s an outlaw about to get away, ends up handcuffing herself to him and tossing the key. They’re afoot, handcuffed together, with a posse on their heels. I had so much fun with this pair. Nora doesn’t back down from Jack one bit and can give as good as she gets. They were perfect for each other and their love is just explosive and fun.

Book Three is The Mail Order Bride’s Secret about an outlaw named Tait Trinity who wakes up one morning to find himself guardian of his sister’s twin boys and little daughter. With a large bounty on his head and lawmen chasing him, the last thing he needs are some kids to take care of, yet he can’t let them go to an orphanage. Tait takes Clay and Jack’s advice and sends for the bride he’s been writing—only she’s not what she seems. Small discrepancies catch his notice right off, yet she has answers to explain everything and since the kids adore her, he squashes his doubts. She is the answer to a prayer after all. As with secrets, when this one comes out, it provides a catalyst for some huge changes. This ending is one of the most powerful I’ve ever written. I think you’ll agree.

That’s it to date. The Outlaw Mail Order Bride series will end with Book 4 (Once Upon a Mail Order Bride) that will come out this November and Ridge Steele will finally get the woman of his dreams. Happy Reading!


“This is another page-turning period romance from Broday.” Publisher’s Weekly

“Broday does a fabulous job of telling a story filled with humor, angst and some candid truths just so we don’t romanticize this period in our history.” Fresh Fiction

“This book was absolutely mesmerizing with nonstop action, full of laughter, tears and just a downright good Old fashioned Wild West story as only Linda Broday can do.” Glenda (Goodreads reviewer)

Meet Linda

I’m a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty historical western romance novels and short stories. I reside in the Texas Panhandle on land the American Indian and Comancheros once roamed, and at times if the breeze is just right, I can hear their voices whispering in the wind. Texas’ rich history is one reason I set all my stories here where cowboys are still caretakers of the land. I’m inspired every day by their immense dedication and love for the wide-open spaces.

When I’m not writing, I collect old coins and I’ve also been accused (quite unfairly I might add) of making a nuisance of myself at museums, libraries, and historical places. I’m also a movie buff and love sitting in a dark theater, watching the magic unfold on the screen. As long as I’m confessing…chocolate is my best friend. It just soothes my soul.





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1st: $25 Amazon Gift Card; 2nd: Autographed Set of All 3 Books in the Series; 3rd: Autographed Copy of The Mail Order Bride’s Secret.

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4 thoughts on “Series Spotlight: Outlaw’s Mail Order Bride by Linda Broday

  1. I’ve been thinking about this mail order bride thing… I suck at dating, horribly! Maybe they had it right back then, just get paired up and its all she wrote! Lol

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    1. Haha, it WOULD simplify things, wouldn’t it?? I think back then people were also a lot less picky because they were more worried about surviving. Hmm… maybe our times are more parallelled than I thought lol


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