Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Bride Bargain by Kelly Eileen Hake

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Bride Bargain

Barbour Publishing, Inc (September 1, 2008)


Kelly Eileen Hake


Life doesn't wait, and neither does Kelly Eileen Hake. In her short twenty-three years of life, she's achieved much. Her secret? Embracing opportunities and multitasking. Kelly received her first writing contract at the tender age of seventeen and arranged to wait three months until she was able to legally sign it. Since that first contract five years ago, she's reached several life goals. Aside from fulfilling fourteen contracts ranging from short stories to novels, she's also attained her BA in English Literature and Composition and earned her credential to teach English in secondary schools. If that weren't enough, she's taken positions as a college preparation tutor, bookstore clerk, and in-classroom learning assistant to pay for the education she values so highly. Currently, she is working toward her MA in Writing Popular Fiction. No matter what goal she pursues, Kelly knows what it means to work for it!

Kelly's dual careers as English teacher and author give her the opportunity explore and share her love of the written word. A CBA bestselling author and dedicated member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Kelly is a reader favorite of Barbour's Heartsong Presents program, where she's been privileged to earn numerous Heartsong Presents Reader's Choice Awards; including Favorite New Author 2005, Top 5 Favorite Historical Novel 2005, and Top Five Favorite Author Overall 2006 in addition to winning the Second Favorite Historical Novel 2006!

Her Prairie Promises trilogy, set in the 1850s Nebraska Territory, features her special style of witty, heartwarming historical romance.

Set down upon the wild American plains during the 1850. Clara is desperate for a home and a future for herself and her aunt. When Clara Fields and her aunt are kicked off their wagon train, a store owner in Buttonwood offers a chance at redemption. If Clara is able to wed his grandson off to any of the local girls within a month, he'll sign over his two-story house.

Desperate to provide for the woman who raised her, Clara agrees to find a bride for the man's son--a stalwart bachelor. How hard can it be to find a bride for one handsome Doctor? Apparently more difficult than she imagined when Saul Reed seems determined to ramain single.

Will Clara's faith and wits help her wrangle a resolution to The Bride Bargain. Striking a bargain with a lonely trader to fool a head-strong doctor could lead Clara to an unexpected avenue of romance.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Bride Bargain, go HERE

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Come visit some of those posting for this tour:

Amber at A Fiction-Filled Life
Amy at Simple Folk Schoolhouse
Amy at sprightly
Amy at My Life
Andrea at The Laughs Will Go On
Angela at One Baby, Seven Dogs, and a Mommy
April at Projecting A
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Camille at There is a season
Camy at Camy Tang
Carol at Blogging With Carol
Carolyn at Serenity
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheri at Kudzu and Koolaid
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Courtney at A Mom Speaks
Dave at Dave Rhoades
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Deborah at Country At Heart
Deborah at Comfort Joy Designs
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Erica at On The Write Path
Erin at Life Around Here
Gina at Upon Reflection
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jeni at Allen Family Circus
Jenn at Adventures At Walden's Pond
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Karen at Mommy of Three
Karla at Ramblin' Roads To Everywhere
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kim at Window To My World
Kim at Rainy Day Diamonds
Krista at Welcome To Married Life
LaShaunda at See Ya On The Net
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at Noggin Bits
Marcia at The Yielded Quill
Margaret at Creative Madness
Melissa at Breath Of Life
Melissa at Breath Of Life
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Just A Minute
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pepper at Great Christian Fiction
Rachelle at Stifled Squeal
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rhonda at Whatever…
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Ryan at loves to read
Sabrina at Hijinks From The Heartland
Shera at Froggy Reviews
Stephanie at Punkin' Press
Sunny at Life In The Estrogen Sea
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Victoria at Overlooked Orchid


Deanna said...

Oh, Kelly! Can't wait to read your future books!


Posted my review:

Deena said...

Ready to post in the AM. Looking forward to more in this series:-)

Erin said...

Post is up!!!

Rulan said...

Mine is posted.
wow. I just got broadband today. whoa, Now I know what I've been missing. :-) I'm racing now!

David Meigs said...

me too

Rel said...

Up down under - a few chapters in so review to come.

Nora St. Laurent said...

Posted - review to follow

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Mine is up!

Kim said...

Posted with a review.


Michelle Sutton said...

My post is up. No review yet. But I do have one for In the Shadow of Lions. Now if only I had the time to write it up and post it!

KeepItSimple said...

All posted.

Blessings -

Courtney said...

my post is up at

shera said...

Set to post on the 18th with review :)

Cheri said...

I am loving this book & so happy it's going to be a series! Yay!

My review is up!

Thanks for the opportunity!

Marci said...

My post it up. Marcia

storyline said...


Andrea said...

Mine's up!

Jenny said...

Posted with a GIVEAWAY...

Bride Bargain at MyBucklingBookshelf

~michelle pendergrass said...

Mine's up in the right sidebar. :)

Jendi said...

Liked this book!

Good author who will be great in the future.

April Erwin said...

Mine's up at

Brittanie said...

Posted with review.

loves to read said...


Deborah said...

mine's up

Victoria said...

My post is up!!....Sorry about missing one here awhile back, my internet was down.

Sabrina L. Fox said...

Posted. :)

CeeCee@Book Splurge said...


Jasmine said...

Mine is posted. Hope this book has a sequel. Great book!

Jim Thompson said...

Posted and pinged.

I need to think about how I can incorporate CFBA reviews in my regular blog. Since I can't get through books very quickly, I don't actually read many of them. If I use my Well-Dressed Branch blog for original reviews, and the dedicated, book review blog for cookie-cutter reviews, would it be acceptable?

Pepper Basham said...


Erica Vetsch said...

Posted with a review, though a little late.

shera said...

Posted with brief review here:


Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...