About margarettanner

WHO IS MARGARET TANNER? BIO: Margaret Tanner is an award winning, Australian author, who writes Historical Romance and Western Romance, with some contemporary romance as well. She loves delving into the pages of history as she carries out research for her historical romance novels. No internet site is too hard to traverse, or book too old or tattered for her to trawl through, and no museum is too dusty. Many of her novels have been inspired by true events, with one being written around the hardships and triumphs of her pioneering ancestors in frontier Australia. She has found from writing Western Historical novellas, that frontier Australia and frontier America, had many similarities, isolated communities, a large single male population and a lack of marriageable women. Margaret is married and has three grown up sons, and two gorgeous little granddaughters. Outside of her family and friends, writing is her passion. http://www.margarettanner.com/ http://www.amazon.com/author/margarettanner

Christmas At The Orphanage

In most cases an orphanage in the 1870’s at Christmas was not a nice place to be. Forget presents under the Christmas tree, Christmas cake and pudding or mistletoe. If some kindly soul did bring presents for the orphans, they were snatched away by the Matron and her cohorts once the giver had left the premises.

This was the life for Jessica and her friends, just another sad day of hunger, cruelty and hard work in the dreary, dangerous environment of the orphanage. Their Matron was a greedy, sadistic woman who delighted in mistreating her charges, even as she made money out of them.

This was the place where Jessica grew up.

Read Jessica’s story. It is free on Amazon until the 12th December.

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No Christmas Cheer For These Ladies Of The Old West- Margaret Tanner

There was no Christmas cheer for these ladies, Claire, Tess, Flame, Sophie, Scarlett and Jessica, from my Women Betrayed Series. (Previously part of the Soiled Doves Series)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/series/B07KM9ZLBM/ref=st_kb_B077ZG22J5

 

Their life was a fight for survival in the old West after being betrayed by unscrupulous men. Follow the journey of each these courageous young women as they find love and redemption and their HEA, in the arms of a decent, loving man who appreciates them for what they are, and not who they were.

Sophie – Book 4.

 

 

SLUSH LAMPS – FRONTIER INITIATIVE – MARGARET TANNER

Pioneers had to be brave, resolute and inventive to survive in the hostile environment in which they found themselves.

In my novel, Fiery Possession, Jo, the heroine and her widowed sister-in-law had no money to buy oil/kerosene for their lamps, therefore they had to compromise. This is where slush lamps would be used.

Slush lamps were made from containers half filled with clay, then topped up with mutton fat, and with a piece of worsted material wrapped around a stick to form a wick. They were smelly and smokey but did throw out light.

 

REMEMBRANCE DAY – 100 YEARS AGO TODAY – MARGARET TANNER

 

At 11 a.m on this day, 100 years ago ,an Armistice was signed, and the guns fell silent on the Western Front. The Great War was over, but the repercussions would be felt for generations to come.

They left with the hope of returning, victorious with comrades brave,

But many of them were destined for a soldier’s honoured grave.

 

Margaret Tanner’s World War 1 novels:

Allison’s War, Daring Masquerade, Lauren’s Dilemma and A Rose In No-Man’s Land are all available on Amazon.

Margaret Tanner Amazon Author Page   http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003T5216E

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TESS – WOMEN BETRAYED – BOOK 2

Tess is no longer a Soiled Dove. She is part of my new series – Women Betrayed.

Betrayed by one man, will these women find redemption in the arms of another? Join Tess and the other ladies and find out.

BLURB:     Branded a traitor, Nathan Montgomery is disowned by his family and his country. In a lawless town like Deadwood, a man can hide from his former life and make a comfortable living, no questions asked.

Tess Smith is hiding a dangerous secret from her past. She finds solace in her skills as a circus acrobat, but once her kindly mentor dies, she is left to the mercy of his evil nephew.

Can Tess and Nathan find happiness together, or will dark deeds tear them apart?

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0749NR2V3

 

OUT NOW – ALEX – GUILFORD CROSSING BRIDES – BOOK 4

My new Western novella, Alex, Guilford Crossing Brides, the 4th book in this series is now out on Amazon.

Defying her father, Alexandra (Alex) Guilford, begins a perilous journey through Texas to rescue her missing sister.

She expects to encounter danger and deception before her mission is accomplished. What she doesn’t anticipate is finding love.

If Noah Greene is caught, he will hang.

Under such dire circumstance can Alex and Noah’s love prevail? Or are the obstacles just too great?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JM7BVVW

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COMING SOON – ALEX – GUILFORD CROSSING BRIDES – BOOK 4

ALEX

Defying her father, Alexandra (Alex) Guilford, begins a perilous journey through Texas to rescue her missing sister.

She expects to encounter danger and deception before her mission is accomplished. What she doesn’t anticipate is finding love.

If Noah Greene is caught, he will hang.

Under such dire circumstance can Alex and Noah’s love prevail? Or are the obstacles just too great?

SALE – FREDDIE – GUILFORD CROSSING BRIDES – 99 CENTS

Freddie, Book 2 in my Guilford Crossing Brides series has been marked down to 99 cents for a few days only.

BLURB:

A catastrophic event delivers Winifred (Freddie) Guilford, into the arms of reclusive rancher Nicholas Brown.

Brought up by a tyrannical father, Freddie and her sisters dress and work like men. Nicholas is a suspicious loner who shuns people. Will their chance of finding happiness together be ruined by events from the past?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H1N2C1J

ALFIE – GUILFORD CROSSING BRIDES – BOOK 3

Just released on Amazon. The 3rd book in my Guilford Crossing Brides.

Alfreda (Alfie) is a dead woman walking.

Married and widowed within a few days, her ruthless in-laws, the Montagues, want her dead.

If she is carrying their only son’s child, the death sentence will be delayed until after the baby is born. Overhearing her in-laws discussing their evil plans, Alfie flees.

Bounty Hunter, Eli Darcy, is hired by the Montagues to bring Alfie in.

Once the pair meet, sparks fly between them and Steve has to make a choice. Turn Alfie in and collect a huge reward, or follow his heart and marry her.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HNTT4DV