Written in the Cards
Soul Mate Publishing
May 20, 2014
Available in: e-Book
Maggie Rutherford jilts her too-perfect society groom at the
altar and flees New York for the American West, where she
turns her travels into dime novels that she writes and
illustrates under the pen name Lud Madison.
After the Civil War, veteran Ben Morgan marries his
childhood sweetheart and takes her to homestead on the Great
Plains. Losing her and their unborn child in an Indian
attack, Ben detaches from emotion and becomes a roaming
gambler. When he kills a cheating opponent in self-defense,
the man’s gunslinger brother swears revenge upon Ben.
Ben hides on a cattle drive and brings in a herd to Abilene,
where a waiting Maggie wants to find a rough and tumble
cowboy to interview for her next story idea. Sparks fly as
the dangerous drover and popular novelist wind up living in
the same household, running a general store east of Abilene.
But with Black Tex Lonnegan hot on his trail, will Ben run
from his growing attraction to Maggie and the
gunfighter’s promise of death—or will he make a
stand for his life—and love?
Lauren Linwood’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.
A native Texan, Lauren is an avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan who manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for Fixer Upper addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.
Lauren also writes the medieval romance series The Knights of Honor as Alexa Aston for Dragonblade Publishing.