My latest novella, Beltane Bride, one of the books in the Beltane World series has just been released.


Charlie (Charlotte) Fitzhugh will need all her courage and daring to survive the hard times on her Uncle’s ranch.

Left homeless and destitute by the treachery of her cousin in England, she travels to America with her young brother and arrives in Beltane just after the bank has been robbed.

Adam Gilmore is a wealthy rancher who thought he only wanted a presentable wife who would give him heirs.   When he meets Charlie, against his will, he is smitten. Can he ever hope to capture the heart of this beautiful English rose?


Cowboy Code of Ethics by Cheryl Wright

When I was working on my latest book today, I mentioned (in the story) about the cowboy code of ethics, and how one of the ethics was to treat women with respect and dignity.

This code dates back to the Wild West where times and cowboys could be pretty rough.

I did a bit of research after I’d finished writing, and did find several images that portray the cowboy code of ethics, but none of them validated my belief.

Due to copyright laws, I’m unable to post any of the images here, but I can however link to them. I found this one on Pinterest. Click here to see it.

The other thing I discovered, which surprised me, is there’s an official website for the Cowboy Code of Ethics, which I found fascinating.

On the right hand side of that site you will see the actual code of ethics. Nowhere does it mention treating women with respect. It made me think about how things get passed down over the years. It’s a bit like “Chinese Whispers” which we used to play as kids.

One person is given a message, which they have to whisper to the next person in line, who whispers to the next in line and so on. At the end of the line (usually at least six people), the message is relayed to everyone.

It is extremely rare for the interpretation to be the same as the original.

I believe that’s how the “cowboy’s creed” as it is also known, has been changed around, but it also seems to be somewhat open to interpretation.

Not sure about you, but I find this sort of thing intriguing. I guess that’s why I became a writer.



New Release from Isabella Thorne

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Lady Charity is the last of her friends to marry, and this summer, she finds Bath lonely.
When Lady Charity Abernathy meets Lord Neville Wentwell, she thinks he is a rogue and a scoundrel who has ruined more than one Lady. She wants nothing but to give him the cut.
Lord Neville Wentwell thinks Lady Charity is outrageous; a woman on the prowl for a husband, and he will have none of it. He has been hurt before… He will not play by her rules, or the ton’s.
But when Lady Charity needs his help, Neville understands and rallies and Charity wonders if she had made a mistake that she cannot repair.
Can love flourish amidst the problems of Neville’s PTSD suffering brother and her Alzheimer’s ridden father? Add in two future mother’s-in-law who would make Napoleon seem like a sweetheart and their happily ever after seems absolutely impossible. But of course, nothing is impossible to a woman like Charity.
Once Charity has seen the man behind Neville’s devil may care exterior, nothing can keep her from having him, not war nor disease, not even her mother or his!


The Gentlemen of Regency Romance Series are characters in the same universe, but the books themselves can be read as stand alones: front to back or in any which order.
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New Release from Margaret Tanner

Lily  is Book One of a new Western Romance series from Margaret Tanner called Guilford Crossing Brides.

Lily has lost everything, her home, her family and her reputation.
Matt is desperately in need of a young woman to help him care for his recently orphaned niece, and a marriage of convenience would be the solution to all their problems.
When the secrets Matt and Lily harbor are finally exposed, will their union end in happiness or despair?
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