The Outlaw’s Mail Order Bride – Author Interview

Mail Order Bride, #1
Genre: Historical Western Romance
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: January 29, 2019
Number of Pages: 384 pagesSCROLL DOWN FOR THE GIVEAWAY! 


When the West was wild, and man’s law favored the few, extraordinary women could be found…in the heart of an outlaw.
Outlaw Clay Colby is tired of living one step in front of the law and wants to see his dream of having a wife, a family, to give his life meaning. So far, he’s been rejected twice, and he won’t try again if this one doesn’t work out. But hope fills him that Tally Shannon will see his heart and help him finish this town where once stood an outlaw hideout. On the day when she’s supposed to arrive, a bitter enemy sets fire to the buildings he’d fought to erect and he’s back with nothing to show for his efforts. There’s no woman in the world who’d stand by him now.
But Talley Shannon is no ordinary woman.
After escaping the living hell of the Creedmore Insane Asylum into which she was thrust to die, Tally only wants someone to protect her and the little girl under her care. She doesn’t mind that Clay’s home is dang near burned to the ground—not when he makes her feel so safe. So cherished. But it’s only a matter of time before the ghosts of her past come calling, intent on stealing her happiness, her very life…and her loving cowboy must defend his new bride—and the family they forged—to his very last breath.
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“Broday’s earthy, no-nonsense characters fit the rugged setting perfectly, and it’s a pleasure to watch these two lonely, cynical souls forge a powerful, passionate partnership.” – Book Page

“Clay and Tally’s story will captivate the historical western lover in us all. Linda Broday has earned her way into the coveted title of “Queen of Texas Historical Romance.” — Tonya, Goodreads reviewer

“If love is your interest, do not miss this book. I could not put it down it was so compelling.” Cricket, Goodreads reviewer

“Trying to put this book down at times was like trying to get off of a high-speed roller coaster — the kind with twists, turns, and even loops; it’s just impossible.” Glenda, Goodreads reviewer


Author Interview


What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

That I could continue with characters from my Men of Legend series. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to Stoker Legend and his sons. And I thought it would be interesting to have a former outlaw start an underground bride service. Pretty weird, huh? But Luke Legend rises to the occasion very well. His heart bleeds for men and women forced to live in the shadows and he understands well their needs and frustration because he’s lived it.

Where did your love of books and writing come from?

In my talks, I often say that I was born with stories in my head. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t thinking about or writing a story. My earliest memory is of someone reading to me and how the magic of the words wrapped around me like a warm blanket. Road trips weren’t long and boring at all. I’d stare out the window at the landscape, and it would come alive with people and situations. I was what some call a dreamer.

What are some day jobs that you’ve held and have any impacted your writing?

My very first job was a switchboard operator for ATT&T in 1967 when anyone wanting to call long distance had to go through a person. It was fun. I’ve worked in retail, been a factory worker for Levi Strauss and Timex Watches, a waitress, a hostess. Then I worked for a state-wide insurance company as a data entry clerk. I think all these jobs helped provide fodder for a writer’s brain. I’m a people-watcher.

How does your book relate to your faith and beliefs?

I believe there is some good in every person—outlaws especially. During the middle to late 1800s when this land was being settled, there was little justice except what a man could find for himself. He could go from an outlaw to a lawman or vice versa in no time, depending on the circumstances. I also like to write about fallen women who had good hearts but lousy luck. In my outlaw town of Hope’s Crossing, it’s filled with various people who’ve had to do whatever they could to survive.

What have you recently read or are reading?

I just finished Where the Crawdads Sing and WOW! That’s the kind of book that only comes along maybe twice in your lifetime. I put it right up there with To Kill a Mockingbird, and I think it’s destined to be a classic. Beautiful, beautiful writing and story.

What’s next for you?

Saving the Mail Order Bride will release April 30. This is Book #2 of the series and is about outlaw Jack Bowdre and Nora Kane. He’s unaware that she’s his mail order bride, and he’s just been arrested and on his way to jail. The stagecoach wrecks and launches them on a run for their lives—handcuffed together. It was such a fun story to write.

Thank you for having me. I love talking books and writing.


I’m a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty historical western romance novels and short stories. I reside in the Texas Panhandle on land the American Indian and Comancheros once roamed, and at times if the breeze is just right, I can hear their voices whispering in the wind. Texas’ rich history is one reason I set all my stories here where cowboys are still caretakers of the land. I’m inspired every day by their immense dedication and love for the wide open spaces.When I’m not writing, I collect old coins and I’ve also been accused (quite unfairly I might add) of making a nuisance of myself at museums, libraries, and historical places. I’m also a movie buff and love sitting in a dark theater, watching the magic unfold on the screen. As long as I’m confessing…chocolate is my best friend. It just soothes my soul.


FIRST PRIZE: Signed Copy of The Outlaw’s Mail Order Bride +  $25 Amazon gift card
TWO WINNERS: Signed Copies of the book.
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