L BrodayI’m so excited about the release of TWICE A TEXAS BRIDE.!This is the second in my Bachelors of Battle Creek series and features middle brother Rand Sinclair.

I love to write children and animals into my stories because they add an extra layer of depth and emotion. I can’t remember one book that didn’t have some or all of them in it.

Animals have such amazing love and loyalty for their owners. We once had a border collie named Daisy and that dog was willing to give her life to protect us. She bit the preacher once when he moved too quickly toward us. I grieved for months when she died of old age.

retriever in my storyIn this story, six-year-old Toby, whose father is a mean outlaw with a thirst to kill, just wants someone to love him. Callie Quinn is on the run with Toby, desperate to keep Nate Fleming from getting the boy. Rand joins the fight, determined to keep them both safe. He’s unwilling to pay the high cost of losing.

Rand and Callie also open up their hearts later in the story to a half-Indian baby named Wren after both her parents die and no one else steps forward to claim her.

Then there’s a ragged dog that Rand finds. Toby immediately forms a deep bond with the golden retriever he names Biscuit and those two become inseparable.

TwiceTexasBride smKids and dogs make this story one to remember. I hope you agree.

Here’s a blurb:

Scars of the past run deep inside former saloon owner Rand Sinclair, leaving jagged pain and two certainties. He’ll never fall in love again. Never marry.

He finally has the ranch and land he’s dreamed of owning and that’s enough. But when he finds a woman and little boy hiding out in one of his outbuildings in the bitter cold, he can’t turn his back. He offers them a safe haven and the warmth of his fire.

Callie Quinn is on the run from a killer outlaw who vows to see her dead and take the boy. Slowly, Rand uncovers her secrets and realizes the only way to keep her and Toby safe is to push all his chips to the center of the table. He risks everything…his name…and his heart…for the woman who’s awakened a fierce hunger for love.

Whoever wants to harm her will have to go through him.

And he’ll go through hell for her.

Join me for this thrilling story about learning to trust again and grabbing hold of happiness with both hands and not letting it slip away. Twice a Texas Bride is available in all formats. And if you missed Texas Mail Order Bride, you can find it online or in bookstores.

Tell me about your animals and/or children and what they mean to you.

Leave a Comment to enter your name in the drawing for a chance to win a copy of TWICE A TEXAS BRIDE, your choice of paperback or e-book.




  1. Yee-haw! It’s finally here!

    I’m enjoying this series, Linda. It’s pure Linda Broday, with all the character dimension, action, and emotion that make your work stand out.

    Now I can’t wait for the third book to drop in December.

    (That trailer is fantastic! Please give my compliments to Donna.)

    Congratulations on the release, and BIG HUGS, dear friend!

    • Hi Kathleen! Thank you for dropping by. I’m tickled to death that someone of your talent is enjoying my series. Thank you so much. That means so much to me. We labor for months giving birth to our babies then holding our breath that someone won’t say they’re ugly as sin! LOL

      I’m glad the you liked the trailer. YAY! Yes, I’ll give Donna your compliments. She’ll be overjoyed. She is very talented and doesn’t charge an arm and a leg.

      I do hope you’ll enjoy this book. I look forward to your comments.

      HUGS back, you old sidewinder! *grinning* I have to give you grief. 🙂

  2. Congrats on your new release and I can’t wait to read it. I don’t really have any animals right now other the fish in a tank and fish in a pond in the back yard and they are hubbys. I only have one son and he is the computer IT at the library here in town.He has a degree in computer science and the light of my life. He is still living with us and only got out of college a couple of years ago.

    • Hi Quilt Lady! Thank you so much for coming. I always smile when I see your name in the comments. You’re a dear, sweet lady that I’ve loved coming to know.

      How nice that you still have your son living with you! That’s great. These sons are indeed handy to have around. Only mine is married with children of his own. I know you’re so proud of yours. I can tell how much you love him.

      Thanks again for coming and reading about my new book. I’ve entered you in the drawing. Good luck!

  3. Animals are great. We have a beautiful Yellow Lab that means everything to us. Animals love freely and don’t find faults as people some times do.

    • Hi Gladys! Thank you for coming by. How wonderful to see you. I’m glad you can relate to my blog subject. Labs are my favorite dogs right behind border collies. They’re just beautiful animals and have such sweet dispositions. In the book Toby’s retriever was so loving. In one scene, she laid down next to the baby and went went to sleep.

      Thank you again for coming. Good luck in the drawing!

  4. I love stories with kids and animals–like one of my favorite things to read. You’re oh so right about them bringing into the story a deeper level of emotion–and the lead characters shine brighter when they offer a safe haven and protection for them. Also, there’s nothing worse than a villain who treats kids and animals badly. We love to hate them even more for that, the scoundrels!
    Twice A Texas Bride is going to be a huge success and a great story to read. All the very best to you, Linda.

    • Hi Sarah! Thank you for coming over. It’s always a pleasure to have you. You’re so right about kids and animals making the lead characters shine brighter and show things about them that we’d have a hard time showing otherwise. I agree about villains who mistreat kids and animals. That’s a sure-fire way to hate them. In this book the outlaw shoots Toby’s dog. Only grazes her though, thank goodness. That outlaw was rotten to the very core. There was no half-way measure when it came to him.

      Thank you for the well-wishes for this book! I’m sending the very best right back to you, dear friend.

    • Hi BN100! I’m so glad you could come over. Thank you very much for taking the time. It looks like you’ve simplified your life. Sometimes we need to do that.

      Good luck in the drawing!

  5. I have no pets or children although I miss pets that have passed on though.

    • Hi Anon1001! Thank you for stopping by. It’s always a pleasure to see you. Losing pets is so hard. We grieve for them just like we do people and there’s nothing wrong with that. Our hearts have room for everything. It’s a wonderful thing too. Today would be my mom’s 98th birthday if she was still living and my heart has been really heavy all day. I really miss her. Sometimes I ache with the yearning to talk to her and feel her arms around me.

      Good luck in the drawing!

      • Sending hugs Linda! I got into watching NASCAR racing from the love of racing my mom had ever since I was like 5 years old!. Each Sunday when I watch now, I’m sharing it all with her and I can feel her warmth around me, mostly around my heart during those times. Cathie

        • Hi Caffey! Thank you so much for coming over. Your comment reminded me of my husband. He was an avid NASCAR fan. He watched it every single time it came on TV and even went to some of the tracks to watch it live. After he passed away, I watched it for a time but over the years I stopped. That was his thing, not mine. I’m so very glad it brings you comfort. Feeling that warmth around you is priceless. Your mom must’ve been a very special lady. I’m glad you can feel her nearness. I’m sure she’s watching over you and if you happen to feel a brush or touch on your arm, it will be her sending her love.

          Thank you so much for coming and reaching out again after all these years. I’m extremely thankful for your friendship and constant support.

          • It is a beautiful feeling. She was special. As you know I can’t hear and she had arthritis so she could only do some gestures and we had some home made signs (sign language) and even my hubby became used to it and uses these gestures and we can laugh.

            I’m thrilled to be here and will be here on my good days but always here in spirit. By the way, I saw you re-released KNIGHT ON TEXAS PLAIN. I so recommend it to the readers here! I wonder if my review is still up! But I’m reading the new book and can’t wait to chat about it. Congrats again!

  6. Hi Linda! I came over and saw you had a blog and thrilled! Huge happy release week! I love that name Callie. I too read another author who writes historicals and her first name is Callie, but this is the first time I’m seeing it in a book and I think its perfectly fitting for a historical romance. Just seems so, like western, and sweet! I’m looking forward to reading Callie and Rand!

    My children are now young adults and they make me so proud on how great they are doing as young adults. So helping to others and giving. My youngest is still at home and no change on cleaning that room, LOL. So some things will never change and we laugh. When alone when son and hubby is working, I have two cats (one older, and one just adopted) that keep me company! Just like kids, if I don’t see them, then I think they are into trouble. We recently lost our oldest cat, Misha and some days I just start to bawl, remembering her, and the new cat will come and comfort me.


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    • Good Morning again, Caffey! Yes, it’s thrilling to have a new book out but it’s even more exciting to be able to share it with friends. Thank you so much for coming over. It’s means the world to me. I like the name Callie also. As you so aptly pointed out, it does sound western.

      I can’t believe your children are grown up. Oh my goodness! Time sure flies. I had to laugh at your comment about your daughter’s messy room. Some things just don’t change, my dear.

      I’m very sorry to hear about losing your cat Misha. Those things leave a hole in our hearts that never fully heal. I’m sure it will take some time for the raw ache to ease. But I believe that animals have spirits just like we do and she will stay close to comfort you. Your new cat senses your grief and I think it’s sweet that she tries to help. I’m very glad you have her.

      Thanks again for coming, sweet friend. I do hope you like Rand and Callie’s story. It came from my heart. Hugs!

  7. Good Sunday morning, Caffey! I hope you’re having a great Mother’s Day! I hope your kids do something special for you today. None of mine will be here so it’ll be very quiet. I might go to a movie later.

    That must’ve very heartbreaking not being able to talk to your mom. Lots of tender hugs for you today. It’ll be hard.

    Yes, your review is still up on the original Knight on the Texas Plains! I loved what you wrote so long ago. I look forward to chatting with you after you finish Twice a Texas Bride. I’m anxious to know what you think.

    Happy Mother’s Day!