A Bargained-For Bride by Marcia Lynn McClure (Novella) Excerpt “You’re the sweetest girl in Mourning Dove Creek, you know?” Jack mumbled as he paused in kissing Jilly a moment. Jilly smiled. “And you’re the handsomest man in Mourning Dove Creek, you know,” she flirted in return. Jack smiled. “I do know,” he said. Jilly giggled. Jack Taylor was so predictable—and a little conceited. He really did think he was the handsomest man in Mourning Dove—and he was, for the most part. Secretly, however, if Jilly ever allowed herself to be completely honest about it (which she tried to avoid), there was one other man in Mourning Dove who always crossed her mind when the subject of the handsomest man in town arose. Yet there was no lingering on thinking of that man—no sirree! Not for a moment! Not for any reason—ever. And so Jilly just kept telling Jack that he was the handsomest man in Mourning Dove Creek. Besides, it was almost true—being that the other man lived outside of town and not right in town the way Jack did
Author Marcia Lynn McClure Marcia Lynn McClure’s intoxicating succession of novels, novellas, and e-books, has established her as one of the most favored and engaging authors of true romance. Her unprecedented forte in weaving captivating stories of western, medieval, regency, and contemporary amour void of brusque intimacy has earned her the title “The Queen of Kissing.” Marcia, who was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has spent her life intrigued with people, history, love, and romance. A wife, mother, grandmother, family historian, poet, and author, Marcia Lynn McClure spins her tales of splendor for the sake of offering respite through the beauty, mirth, and delight of a worthwhile and wonderful story.
Marcia Lynn McClure can really write a good, clean romance that draws a reader right in. She can write Westerns, Regency, and Contemporary books and they're fantastic!! One thing that I love about her books, is she always adds a little something to them that connects the book for me. For example, with this one, I'll always connect it with oranges. She has one that I always think of when I see a tootsie pop. Those little details really make it fun. I think the author's notes at the end are the icing on the cake--I love the little snippets into the making of the story or into MLM's personal life. Those experiences really add to the story and bring it to life. Her stories are so vivid in my mind--she is wonderful at descriptions that paint a picture.
Jilly is in love with Jack. I was a little disappointed at first. I hadn't read the book description, because I knew I'd love it, and I didn't want the book to start out with the couple already together. I love to "watch" the couple fall in love and I thought they were already there. If you're the same way, KEEP READING!! I was sure in for a surprise--but that's what I get for assuming. I loved it, just as I knew I would. True to MLM fashion, this book took me on a delightful, romantic journey and was just adorable.
Content: kissing, some swearing. Clean!!