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About Kay P. Dawson
Happily married mom of two girls, Kay has always taught her children to follow their dreams. And, after a breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 39, she realized it was time to take her own advice. She had always wanted to write a book, and she decided that the someday she was waiting for was now.
She writes western historical, contemporary and time travel romance that all transport the reader to a time or place where true love always finds a way.
You can connect with Kay through her website at KayPDawson.com
She also has an active fan group where she hangs out with her readers...https://www.facebook.com/groups/kaypdawsonfans/
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Ellie was lucky to survive what should have been a fatal accident. Unfortunately, she woke up with no memories of her past or what her life was before.
Recovery is slow, but each night she dreams of the same nameless, faceless man. It’s clear she loved him once, but she has no idea who he was or why he abandoned her in her hour of need. And as Ellie’s memories slowly continue resurface, she is horrified by the type of person she was before and questions how anyone could have ever loved her as she was.
Will she treat the accident as a second chance to right the mistakes of her past while forging a new future? Or will she risk everything that’s left in an attempt to reunite with the man that only her heart remembers?
Join Ellie and Liz at this healing Anchorage horse ranch in an unforgettable tale of new beginnings, second chances, and finding where you belong. Start reading THE SWEETEST MEMORY today!
Is Love Worth the Gamble?
Fiona is tired of the London society, where status and looks are the most important traits a man is looking for in a woman. Wanting a chance at a new life, away from the pitying stares and loneliness of her life in England, she answers an ad as a mail order bride in America.
Brooks is a gambling man, who wants revenge against his father's killer. His plans are complicated when Fiona lands in his lap after a winning hand.
He doesn’t have time to be looking after a woman, especially one who should have known better than to come to a strange country on her own. But, somehow, she has become his problem.
Will the final wager cost him his heart?
She needs to escape the brutality of the life she’s living, and he needs a wife to win a fortune…
Patience has been raised by family who treat her as little more than a servant. After years of pain and abuse, she knows it’s time to get her and her younger brother to safety before it’s too late. She answers an ad looking for a mail order bride, knowing that whatever the future holds with a complete stranger, it could never be worse than what it is now.
An eccentric man has left his beloved Last Chance Ranch to the first man who can find a woman to marry him. Problem is, it has to be a woman they’ve never met, and they have to get her to agree to come to the desolate ranch full of surprises, in the middle of nowhere, and stay for at least six months.
The race is on to win the fortune.
Harrison is determined to send the woman away after the term is up, paying her dearly for her time. He’s lived in the shadow of his family name long enough, and wants to create his own mark in the world. He doesn’t have time for anything else.
But, when Patience shows up, his plans change as he realizes there might be more to life than earning a fortune. And, maybe the fortune he has in front of him is already worth more than he could have dreamed.
Robyn Quinn has finally bought the house she's always dreamed of owning, a house that holds her fondest childhood memories. But it needs a lot of work to bring it back to its former glory, and no one seems willing to help her. Until the best friend she hasn't seen in years shows up to take the job.
Ben Tilney moved from Quinn Valley years ago and quickly lost touch with the girl he'd been friends with since preschool. When he sees her ad for renovating his grandma's old house, he decides to make one last trip to town to see if he can help. But as soon as he arrives, he knows he's in over his head.
When they dig up a time capsule with a contract they signed as teenagers, it opens their hearts up to what they might have been missing all these years without even knowing. He's determined to make her follow through on her end of the deal, but it seems like his past might have a way of destroying the future he could have with her.
Are the memories of what they've shared together enough to show them what their hearts have always known?
Haylee Evans has never had a real family or a place to call home.
Her whole life, all she wanted to do was work with animals. After working hard to finally realize that dream, she suddenly finds herself with a thirteen-year-old sister to raise.
They both need a fresh start, so they move to Quinn Valley where her sister can have the life Haylee never did.
Joel is happy with his life, living comfortably with his loyal dog, Stanley by his side. He owns his own vet clinic and is doing what he loves to do.
That is all turned upside down the day Haylee walks into the Quinn Valley Paws-pital for a job interview.
When Haylee and Joel end up involved in a serious animal rescue case, they have to work together to save the animals who are counting on them to survive. They are both determined to give these animals a chance at a better life.
But what will happen when the past catches up to Haylee and threatens to destroy her own chance to realize her dream of having a family and a home of her own? Will she be able to learn how to trust and love before it's too late?
*Haylee's Homecoming is part of the Quinn Valley Ranch multi-author sweet, contemporary romance series which features stories about family, love and life in a small town. All books can be read as stand-alones, although they do all tie together to bring you glimpses into characters lives from the other books.*
Always optimistic Sarah believes in happily ever after, even after her own heartbreak. After overhearing a conversation that will affect her future, she decides to take fate into her own hands and answer an ad for a mail order bride. However, imagine her shock when she arrives in Wyoming only to discover the very man who broke her heart is standing there, determined to save her from the man she was coming to marry.
Jake swore he would never marry after being left at the alter, but as a favor to his cousin, he meets the train carrying a woman he has vowed to put his distance between. In order to save her from having to follow through with a marriage to the most dangerous man in the state, Jake ends up having to marry her himself.
Angry about being forced into a marriage he never wanted, Jake is determined not to make this easy. But, Sarah is also determined, promising to show him that happily ever after isn't just in fairy tales.
Sarah and Jake will be put to the test as they struggle to understand their feelings, until something happens that threatens to take away everything they have together.
Will Jake be able to realize his love for Sarah before it's too late?
MESSAGE FROM KAY P. DAWSON:
*This book was previously published with a different cover - please check your downloads to see if you've already purchased with the original cover.*
Can he prove she’s worthy of the love he has to give?
Lydia is ready for her fresh start as the teacher in the growing cowtown of Abilene, KS. Her brother isn’t happy about her living in town on her own, so only agrees if his friend—the local sheriff—is willing to keep an eye on her.
Lewis Kinkaide has left a life behind, following his dreams of working as a lawman in the wildest town in the west. He agrees to keep his eye on Lydia, knowing it’s no hardship since he’s already had his eye on her for a long time.
Can Lewis prove to her that her disability, which she believes leaves her with nothing to offer a man, is in her eyes only? And, what will happen when secrets from his past come forward, threatening to ruin the hope and trust they've started to build?
Determined not to be a burden on her mother, Beth takes a job working with the local sheriff. Hoping to use her position to help take down the much hated Barlow men, she doesn’t plan on the feelings she will start to have for the man she is working beside.
When she is charged with a crime she didn’t commit, can the man she has started to care for help her? Or, will it be even too much for him to save her?
Nate Dixon has his own score to settle with the Barlow’s, and doesn’t need interference from a woman getting in his way. As if one woman working with him wasn’t enough to deal with, now he has another woman arriving with the expectation of marriage. Trouble is, she isn’t the woman he's in love with.
What will happen when he discovers something from the past that can change everything? And, will this new woman get between what is starting to grow between him and Beth?
Together, Nate and Beth will have to find a way to get through the pain of the past and learn to trust each other, while they deal with circumstances that seem determined to keep them apart.
MESSAGE FROM KAY P. DAWSON
*This book was previously published with a different cover - please check your downloads to make sure you haven't already purchased with the original cover.*
Jared is just in town for a short time to help his elderly aunt recover from surgery. When he sees a beautiful brunette at the local taco stand, he has to meet her. But when he does, he's mistaken for her blind date and by the time he realizes what's happened, it's too late to be honest with her.
With such a disastrous first meeting, what else could possibly go wrong?
As Jared and Brooke spend more time together, he's sure she's the one for him. But will she feel the same? Or, will the mistrust she has for all men destroy their chance for a happy ever after?
Grandma Mary's traditional gift to each of her grandchildren: hand-pieced and hand-stitched quilts. Made with love and woven with memories, wisdom, and a family legacy of enduring love.
Cora left England for a new life in America as a mail order bride - only to find the man she’s come to marry has been killed in a gunfight. She has a sister in Kansas, but how can she get there?
Jesse needs this job driving cattle to Kansas so he can marry the woman who’s given him an ultimatum - buy land and settle down, or she’ll marry someone who will.
But, his cook’s been killed in the same gunfight, leaving him without anyone to drive the chuckwagon. His right hand man, an old cowboy with a soft heart, has a solution for both Cora and Jesse - one he might not like.
Dressed as a boy, Cora heads off with a team of cowboys, led by a man who isn’t happy about her being there. Kansas is a long way away…and a lot can happen before they get there.
(Jesse’s Bargain is a sweet, western mail order bride romance. It is Book 3 in the Grandma’s Wedding Quilts Series, but it’s also tied into my Love’s a Gamble Series.)
LOVE’S A GAMBLE SERIES:
Book 1 - A Gambler’s Heart
Book 2 - A Drifter’s Fortune
Book 3 - A Lawman’s Reward
Book 4 - Jesse’s Bargain
You'll want to enjoy the love stories of all the siblings and cousins in this series - eleven in all! Watch for the entire Grandma's Wedding Quilts Series, releasing in January 2017:
GRANDMA'S WEDDING QUILTS SERIES:
#1: Grandma's Wedding Quilts: The Prequel, by Kate Cambridge: January 1
#2: Kizzie's Kisses by Zina Abbott, January 9
#3: Jessie's Bargain by Kay P. Dawson, January 10
#4: Meredith's Mistake by Amelia C. Adams, January 11
#5: Monica's Mystery by Kate Cambridge, January 12
#6: Pleasance's First Love by Kristin Holt, January 13
#7: Zebulon's Bride by Patricia PacJac Carroll, January 14
#8: Ione's Dilemma by Linda Carroll-Bradd, January 15
#9: Josie's Dream by Angela Raines, January 16
#10: Chase's Story by P.A. Estelle, January 17
#11: Gloria's Song by Kathryn Albright, January 18
#12: Tad's Treasure by Shanna Hatfield, January 19
For more information about this wholesome and clean western historical romance series, visit: SweetAmericanaClub.com
"In her heart, Kathryn knew this was the place she was meant to be. And she couldn’t wait to prove it to her father, herself, and anyone else who might doubt it."
All her life, Kathryn has known she didn't belong in the city where she was raised. So when she is offered a teaching position in the small, frontier town of Promise, in the Dakota Territory, she doesn't hesitate to accept. When she arrives, she knows she's found the place she belongs.
However, she is faced with many obstacles as she proves to her family, and herself, that she is cut out for life out here. The biggest problem she comes up against is in the form of a man who is determined to prove she won't make it until snowfall.
"Miss Kathryn Reeves wouldn’t be here come the winter.
He guaranteed it."
Colt Hammond has no desire to deal with another spoiled city girl who thinks living on the frontier will be a fun little adventure. He did that once, and he won't make that mistake ever again.
Just because she's living on his property, and teaching at the little schoolhouse where his children will be going, doesn't mean he has time to look after her until she's ready to admit defeat and head back home.
What neither of them counts on though, is how strong the promise of love can be between two people who are destined to be together.
After losing her husband on the Oregon Trail, Audrey is being forced to go back home and marry a man her father has chosen. Still grieving her husband, and not wanting to leave her new home in Oregon, she makes the decision to marry a man who needs her help looking after his daughter - a marriage he has said will be in name only.
Reid Wallace lost his wife during childbirth and has been raising his two year old daughter alone. His heart died with his wife, and he has vowed to never love again.
The new couple will go up against a father determined to have the marriage annulled and take her home, illness, insecurity, and guilt as their hearts struggle with the new feelings they are uncovering.
Will they be able to overcome everything that seems to be working to destroy the future they are building together? And, can they help each other heal the pain in their hearts, while finding a way to love again?
Read more historical western romances by USA Today Bestselling Author, Kay P. Dawson...
Wilder West Mail Order Bride Series
Maggie's Gift (Short Story)
Oregon Sky Series
Love's A Gamble Series
A Gambler's Heart
A Drifter's Fortune
A Lawman's Reward
Jesse's Bargain (Crossover from another series)
Mail Order Mounties
RNWMP: Bride for Elijah
RNWMP: Bride for Preston
RNWMP: Bride for Nathaniel
RNWMP: Bride for Malcolm
RNWMP: Bride for Andrew
RNWMP: Bride for Aaron
RNWMP: Bride for Liam
Alphabet Mail-Order Brides
*All Kay P. Dawson books are sweet, clean romance*