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JANUARY, 2018 TENDING TROUBLES By: Linda Carroll-Bradd The Plot: Traveling west to become a mail- order bride is the most adventurous act Bostonian Imogene Franklin ever did. Unfortunately, the groom chose an- other, so now Imogene must make her way on her own. Dreading the idea of returning home to continue raising her siblings, she is reduced to waiting tables in the Dorado café. Guilt hangs heavy over Reggie Othmann—ever since he brought home a childhood illness that claimed both his parents‟ lives. The ink is barely dry on Reggie‟s degree when he arrives home in Dorado to establish a medical practice. All he‟s wanted since he was ten years old is to help people, but now he‟s unsure of his future. When illness descends on the town, Reggie and Imogene tend the townspeople. But is their emo- tional tie born of the closeness of the ordeal or perhaps some- thing more? An Excerpt Reggie turned the page, and then rested his forearm on the table. If elixirs had lost their potency, they‟d need replenishing. But where could he— The text edged upward. He grabbed for the book at the same time he noticed a small plate with two slices of bread and a smear of butter only inches away. “Excuse me, but I thought you could still read if the book was placed here. You had it in shadow of the overhang. But here it is lit from above by the lanterns.” “Are you quite in the habit of bossing around your custom- ers?” He gritted his teeth. Her eyes widened and she glanced back over her shoulder with a gasp. “I apologize.” She set down the plate laden with his supper and slid the napkin and utensils next to it. “Please lower your voice. I can‟t afford to have Millie hear I disrupted you.” Reviews Welcome. Available in Print and E-Book At: Amazon Author Contact Info: Price: $2.99 Length: 135 Pages Heat Level: PG Website & Blog Facebook Twitter Amazon Author Page Biography: As a young girl, Linda was often found lying on her bed reading about fascinating characters having exciting adventures in places far away and in other time periods. In later years, she read and then started writing ro- mances and achieved her first publication—a confession story. Married with four adult children and two grand- daughters, Linda now writes heartwarming contemporary and historical stories with a touch of humor and a bit of sass from her home in the southern California mountains. 35 5