Linda Carroll-Bradd
~Heartwarming romance laced with sass~
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One More Time, All Sheriff Jake Daniels wants is to gather information regarding an unfortunate incident at a Texas family reunion. Within moments, he’s sucked into the middle of a long-standing feud and the insinuations buzz like flies. Attractive Darla Miller supplies him with answers but he may want more.  GET from TWRP

Business Is Blooming
, Friends since college, Donica Laurent, Grace Paxton and Steffie Verrell are the proud owners of The Flower Basket in central California. Balancing their time and talents between part-time jobs and their customers is tough—and becomes even tougher when their promotion efforts pay off in a big way.
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A Blizzard Wedding--This free read from 8 Prism Book Group authors is a serialized story that completes the romance of Rachel and Luke that started in Lightning Strikes and continued in After The Storm (also available as free reads). I had the honor of writing the last chapter.
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LARIATS, LETTERS, AND LACE, released 2/4/16 by Prairie Rose Publications. A Valentine's Day-themed western historical anthology by eight authors.
Between The Lines 
Dance hall girl Daisy Shaddock and her miner brother, Perry, work toward a mutual goal of owning a book shop. Perry’s partner Walt Renfrid arrives in town, dreading the promise he must fulfill—delivery of a fateful letter. Recognizing Daisy, Walt can’t resist delaying his purpose for a few stolen moments in her company. Will the news he must deliver push her away or draw the couple closer?


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LIBBIE: Bride of Arizona,
Book #48 in "American Mail-Order Brides" series, released 1/5/16
Alone for the first time, tomboyish Libbie Van Eycken accepts a mail-order proposal and travels across country to find a place to call her own. Arizona rancher Dell Stirling needs a wife but didn’t count on the eccentric creature that brings chaos in her wake.

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Five weeks in Top 100 Victorian Romance list on Amazon

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STORYBOOK HERO, Book 2 in "Dorado, Texas" series. released 1/8/16
(expanded from the story included in Present For a Cowboy)

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Can a starry-eyed dreamer’s search for adventure overcome a taciturn man’s belief he has nothing to offer?



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WANDERING HOME,
Book 1 in "Dorado, Texas" series. release 12/6/15
(expanded from the story included in Cowboys, Creatures and Calico.)

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Will a justice-seeking wanderer find solace on a ranch with a stubborn widow determined to protect what is hers?

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HAUNTINGS IN THE GARDEN, VOLUME TWO, released 10/15/15 by The Wild Rose Press. A Halloween-themed anthology by four authors. The anthology includes Unlocked Treasure
by Linda Carroll-Bradd
Tagline: Will a prophecy keep a lonely woman from accepting the promise of adventure?
Love Her Like The Devil by Stacy Dawn
Caper Magic by Veronica Lynch
ShriekWeek by Anne Knol
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A COWBOY CELEBRATION, released 6/25/15 by Prairie Rose Publications. A western historical Fourth of July-themed anthology by seven authors.
Forged By Fire

Ivey Treadwell, cook at her family’s boarding house, wants to accomplish something big. For now, she satisfies herself with improving on the traditional recipes for the boarders by adding herbs and spices she gathers. An incident with a broken pan causes her to see Berg Spengler, the town’s blacksmith, in a new light.

Stigmatized for his huge size and blamed for his brother’s injury, Berg has discovered being alone is safer for his heart. But when he sees interest spark in Ivey’s eyes, he decides to take a chance and approach her. The pair discovers an attraction that heats up each time they are alone together. Will Ivey convince Berg his wandering days are over and home is here with her in Comfort?
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COWBOY KISSES, released 1/22/15 by Prairie Rose Publications. A western historical valentine's Day-themed anthology by eight authors.
When My Heart Knew

Tomboy Maisie Treadwell meets her match in cowboy Dylan MacInnes. From the moment they meet, the sparks and words fly. Of course, if she hadn’t knocked him down and caused an ankle sprain, their relationship might have gone more smoothly. To avoid damaging the reputation of the family’s boarding house, Maisie is ordered to be at the mercy of meeting Dylan’s demands. When they discover a shared interest in adventure stories, a bond is struck. Soon, Maisie can’t wait to spend time reading aloud to the virile man confined to a bed. Until the afternoon she overhears him explaining that his demands were meant to teach her a lesson. Can Dylan find a way to gain her trust again?
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PRESENT FOR A COWBOY, released 11/27/14 by Prairie Rose Publications. A western historical Christmas anthology by five authors.
Clari's Hero
Relocating to Texas has alleviated Clari Rochester’s health problems, and she yearns for adventure. And she spots it outside her relative’s mercantile when a quiet, but compelling, cowboy rescues a small child. Trevor Driscoll is the type of hero she’s come to admire through her love of books, and the type of man she secretly pens in her dime novels. But they’ve never had a real conversation.  Trevor knows the logging accident that left him with only eight fingers limits his options, but he’s learned to manage. Until he rescues a fine lady from a runaway horse, spends the afternoon transporting her to safety, and gets a glimpse of what he’s always wanted. How will he respond to the unique present this special woman bestows?
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SPOOKTACULAR SEDUCTIONS, released 10/31/14 from Roane Publishing
A Halloween-themed anthology by eight authors.

Bewitching Gypsy
Fiona Mikolas is an outcast—branded by her fiery red hair and a purple birth mark—forced to live a solitary life, traveling a circuit of southern states in America and selling healing potions. Until the night of All Hallow’s Eve, when her lonely life is changed by the arrival of two strangers in her camp.

Beaten and robbed, rancher Hagan Fletcher tracks his stolen stallion and stumbles toward a campfire in south Texas. He awakens, suffering from amnesia and is intrigued by the mysterious beauty to look beneath the surface to who she really is.
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UNLOCKED TREASURE, released 10/20/14 from The Wild Rose Press


Aleen MacRae blames the lure of the sea for breaking apart first her family then her engagement. When her interest is caught by a treasure-seeking man, she resists—afraid to believe in her aunt’s prediction that her future is tied to the sea. Braden Williams is tracing his heritage and the pirate treasure linked to his ancestor. Will Aleen play things safe or accept what this free-spirited man offers?
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COWBOYS, CREATURES AND CALICO, Vol. 1, released 10/2/14 from Prairie Rose Publications. A western historical Halloween-themed anthology by six authors.

Wanderer, Come Home
Widow Vevina Bernhard sees mysterious lights at night and believes her Texas ranch is haunted. She needs protection for herself and her 4-year old son but the town’s sheriff offers no help. Ex-Ranger Kell Hawksen hires on as a farrier but still tracks clues on a stagecoach robbery. On Samhain, fire erupts and Vevina and Kell battle both the danger and the depth of their feelings.
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WHEN LONELY HEARTS MEET, (Book 2, Sugar & Spice Bakery) released 2/25/14

Clover Damone’s trip to the Sugar & Spice Bakery involves a mysterious gift—a cowboy gingerbread man cookie. Rancher Wade Pallaton helps out an attractive woman in distress…one look sparks an interest he thought had died a decade earlier. Divorce made them gun shy about relationships but can Lasso-A-Heart online dating emails entice them to reveal the secrets of their lonely hearts?
"I truly enjoyed the background of the characters and loved being able to join them on this ride." Marie, Cocktails and Books 

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GINGERBREAD WISHES (Book 1, Sugar & Spice Bakery)
released 12/21/13

All Tora’s known is Dorado, Texas and as soon as the family-run bakery sells, she’s headed for life outside the city limits. When widower Jordan Dawson shows interest, she suddenly wonders about getting better acquainted.

In town to open a sporting goods store, Jordan wants to provide his daughter with life in a close-knit community. When the friendly baker sparks his interest, he campaigns to keep her in town. Will Tora give him a chance?

"What an awesome story...a good clean read" ~Goodreads reviewer
"There’s a charming little girl, a quaint town with a fun backstory, and a sweet romance."~Marie at Cocktails and Books

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Sweetwater Springs Christmas,
a short story anthology presented by Debra Holland and friends: E. Ayers, ME, MJ Frederick, Paty Jager, Jill Marie Landis, Linda McLaughlin, Trish Milburn, Bev Pettersen, Tori Scott and Cynthia Woolf.
On Kindle's Top 100 list for short stories and western romance.

A collection of sweet and heartwarming holiday stories set in the 1895 world of Debra Holland's Montana Sky western historical series.

“Nicely paced and well tied together” ~ Amazon reviewer.

"...amazing how all these different authors took the same town and some of the same secondary characters, and made a variety of stories, all refreshing and "alive", and each in the individual author's own voice." ~Amazon reviewer
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On "Kindle's Top 100 list for Western Romance" for 7 weeks

The Ring That Binds from Prism Book Group

1886, Aspen mining town

Widow Celina Innes runs her dress shop and live down her late husband’s bad choices for her daughter’s sake. General store co-owner Mikel Toussaint has an eye for the proud woman’s struggles and wishes he could help. Can a woman sworn to put down roots and a man looking for more riches find happiness?

"Although it's a short novel, the characters are well developed." ~Amazon reviewer
"If you're looking for a Christmas story that will dazzle in its simplicity and honesty, The Ring That Binds is sure to please." ~Amazon Reviewer

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Dreams of Gold
from The Wild Rose Press
1871, Wyoming Territory
Sheriff Quinn Riley is tracking an Irish swindler and sticking close to the opinionated woman from the runaway stagecoach. Within hours, easterner Ciara Morrissey puts the town in an uproar by inquiring about his prime suspect.  He’s duty-bound to keep her safe, even when being close to the green-eyed beauty sets off a stampede in his heart.

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"In this entertaining and well-crafted Western romance, Carroll-Bradd immediately draws us into the story. Bull City in Wyoming Territory and its characters become real as the love story of Quinn and Ciara gently unfolds." 5 stars, by Dee Ann Palmer

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Capturing The Marshal's Heart


1868, Texas

Ex-fancy lady Jazzy Morgan is heading west for a new life. A fateful stagecoach ride puts her high on US Marshal Slade Thomas’s suspect list for a bank robbery. No matter that both have strong reasons to resist, they share a night of passion. The next day when the female stage passengers are kidnapped, Slade must choose between his duty and his lady.

 "I am always pleasantly surprised when I find a novella that not only has a fully developed plot, but also fully developed characters." ~Amazon Reviewer

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Dipping In A Toe, released by The Wild Rose Press

Jessa Landers has a secret crush on her teens’ years-younger swim coach. A widow for three years, she’s managing her life and enjoys her freedom—except for long, lonely evenings when she craves an attentive man.

Coach Rick Grant loves being a high school teacher and swim coach. Surrounded by families has him yearning for his own romantic connection—and his eye is on Jessa. Will Jessa protect the balance of her family life, or take a second chance on love?
"This sweet romance brought a smile to my face as I read the last paragraph." ~Linda Pitts

"Compelling, romantic - worth diving in!" ~Amazon Reviewer


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Tie Down My Heart, released by Decadent Publishing

Journalist Didi Pierpont needs a man…to interview for her rodeo article. When calf-roper Chayton Red Fox exits in an ambulance, she follows close behind. A cocky attitude hides Chay’s attraction for the nosy reporter but he holds a tight rein on his privacy. Can Didi keep her journalistic distance, or will Chay tie her in knots?

"Pretty good for a short story" from 4-star Amazon review

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