Tuesday

Write On and Keeping Out of Trouble


This is the latest book I'm writing. Along with a few others. I'm  having fun writing all the stories on my schedule. And it's a good thing because I have a lot of stories to write.

Years ago, the Lord told me to sit down, write your stories, and stay out of trouble.

I have tried to abide with that word.  And as I look out at the digital landscape of twitter and fb, I can see why the Lord gave me this word.

There is drama to the right and hate to the left. Reason is out and feelings are in. And I don't want to get caught up in the middle. So I am writing and writing and writing.

These times we are in, remind me of the Rudyard Kipling poem IF.  If you can keep your head  

So I came up with some things to help me keep my head and keep me on track. And I went to God's Word for help.

First, There is nothing new under the sun.  The Poem IF was written in 1895 over a 125 years ago. Things have always been crazy.

2.  Philippians 4 (KJV) tells us what to think on.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
3. And then go to the Great Commandments given by Jesus  in Matt 22 35-40. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  
I don't know about you, but that is enough to keep me busy and out of trouble. My word for this year is love. And as you know, that's not easy when words are flying and people are angry. 
I hope you all have a wonderful year and can keep your head in these turbulent times. 
Blessings
Patricia PacJac Carroll 




Happy New Year! Now what to do with it

I love snow. This picture is from a few years ago. Today it is sunny, bright blue skies and in the sixties.  Not bad for winter. But I always love the snow when it comes. Here in my part of Texas, it's hit or miss. And we never have to shovel it.

So we have a new year and a new decade to work with now. I have big plans for 2020. Of Course, they are all subject to the Lord's Will. His way not mine.

I plan to write 30 books this year - so I'll be on my computer typing away.  But I also plan to enjoy this year and the wonderful people He has put around me. To sit outside when it's nice and have sweet chats with my husband. To work in the garden and watch plants grow and pretty flowers bloom. To read the Bible more and pray more. Can't ever have too much of God.

And then there is the forever New Years diet and resolutions.  I have cut out cokes and sweet tea. Although I might give myself a treat on Sundays.  So far, I've lost four pounds.  In addition, I am doing the intermittent fast. Eating between 10 AM and 6 PM  So far, it's working.

And do  I really need to say it - Exercise.  My goal is to walk a mile a day on the treadmill to start.  I did half a mile today.

Set goals and go after them. Life was meant to be lived not endured. Discover something you like to do. Write down things you want to accomplish. Big and small. And determine to do them.

However  you're going to use this new year, I pray that you and your endeavors will be blessed.
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Now to the Bookshelf.
My newest book is Jericho.   Book One of my new series ~ Bridgette's Bridal Registry
A stained woman trying to find her wings. A reformed outlaw trying to make his second chance a reality. Can they forget the past and forge a future together?

Jericho is the first of Bridgette’s Bridal Registry. Bridgette is looking to match up brides for her Bounty Brigade graduates who have turned from a life of crime to become upstanding citizens of Shirleyville, Montana.

Del Selmer has served his time and is now ready to use his carpentry skills to help build the town. But he wants a wife and to start a family. But he can't get over Jericho's past.

Enjoy this sweet and clean Christian historical mail-order bride story set in 1880s Montana.


Enjoy and have a blessed week. Drop me an email and let me know how you're doing and what you have going on for the New Year.
Blessings,
Patricia PacJac Carroll
pacjacjac@aol.com

Thursday

Fun Books and Authors - come and meet us DEC 4-6


Stop by anytime. I'll be there between 5-9 Thursday, Dec 5


Come and have some fun.

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Friday

An Agent for Evangeline

It's Friday - release day for the Pinkerton agents.

Mark doesn't want a partner and falls in love.
Evangeline only wants to use the agency to free her brother. Then there is that ornery horse, Timber.
Enjoy the read.
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Wednesday

Ronan's Bride ~ is ready for your reading Pleasure.





With anger driving him, Ronan rides away from Shirleyville to the small mining town of Orion. Fed up with not measuring up to the standards of others, he is set on making his own way. Soon, he’s caught up in trouble he can’t get out of.
Love might just be the trap that tames him.
The town of Shirleyville is divided by the founders and the newcomers. Judge Taggart struggles to keep control of the valley. And then there are his children to worry about.
Bridgette has given up her Bounty Brigade but instituted her next scheme. Some are glad some are mad. Sterling has his own battle for Independence with his relative – the Duke.

Come on back to Montana Brides and check on all your friends. Cassidy, Bridgette, Levi and Eve, Sterling and Judge and Rachel Taggart and all their children.
Sweet and Clean historical romance set in 1880s Montana






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If you haven't read these you might want to check them out.

           Cassidy              Sarah 




Saturday

Cassidy ~ She's ready to give you a good read.


**Another Sweet and clean Historical Western Romance with some fun, faith, and always a Happily-ever-after.**
Cassidy, the wildest of the Howards, may have met her match. While she is still up to her shenanigans and part of Bridgette’s Bounty brigade, there just might be a change coming.
Ronan Murphy wants to keep his untamed ways, but at the same time, he likes Cassidy with him when they ride for Bridgette.
Matt Stearns has the start of his ranch. Everything is looking up. He’s mostly over Sarah, but the nights are getting lonely in his cabin.
Sarah and Philip continue their courtship with Mr. Beasley tagging along.
The town of Shirleyville has a few storms shaking up the peace. Adler and his syndicate are making trouble for the town.
Come on back and see what is happening in Solomon’s Valley. There just might be a surprise bride for one of the young men.

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Monday

I love Summer, and it's time for a Summer Deal Day.

I love Summer, and it's time for a Summer Deal Day.

The Judge's Bride is FREE July 5-9, 2019.

Enjoy this sweet story set in 1881 Montana. 


Two years after being widowed, Rachel’s only hope of keeping her family together is to go west to Montana as a mail order bride.
Judge Solomon Taggart is a success with the valley’s largest ranch and gold, but he’s also alone with no one to enjoy it with or leave it to. A mail-order bride just might be his answer.

Add in two families engaged in a feud and you’ve got trouble in the valley.


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THE NEWS
Montana Brides Series is getting 3 new books.



Sarah Coming out July 10th

Sarah is Book 5 ~ Sarah has put away her doubts and knows Matt is the one for her. She's also received her letter regarding her intent to teach schools in Shirleyville. She's planning on a wedding but is Matt?
Bridgette continues her genius idea to help outlaws by splitting their rewards with them and then offering to represent them as their lawyer to get them shorter jail sentences. Oh, yeah. Her husband, Sterling, doesn't know about her scheme, but he does wonder why she picked property that backs into the badlands.
The judge and Rachel are settling in to married life, but those kids are keeping them busy.
And then there are Cassidy and Ronan. They are up to something, but no one knows quite what.
Come on back to Solomon's Valley and see what everyone is doing.
A Sweet historical romance with a few twists and turns, fun and faith, and a good time had by all.


                                    CassidComing out August 10th 


Cassidy, the wildest of the Howards, may have met her match. While she is still up to her shenanigans and part of Bridgette’s Bounty Brigade, there just might be a change coming. 
Ronan Murphy wants to keep his untamed ways, but at the same time, he likes Cassidy with him when they ride for Bridgette.
Matt Stearns has the start of his ranch. Everything is looking up. He’s mostly over Sarah, but the nights are getting lonely in his cabin. 
Sarah and Philip continue their courtship with Mr. Beasley tagging along.
The town of Shirleyville has a few storms shaking up the peace. Adler and his syndicate are making trouble for the town.
Come on back and see what is happening in Solomon’s Valley. There just might be a surprise bride for one of the young men.





Ronan's Bride Coming out Sept, 10th


Ronan’s Bride is Book 7 With anger driving him, Ronan rides away from Shirleyville to the small mining town of Orion. Fed up with not measuring up to the standards of others, he is set on making his own way. Soon, he’s caught up in trouble he can’t get out of, and love might just be the trap that puts him behind bars.
The town of Shirleyville is divided by the founders and the newcomers. Judge Taggart struggles to keep control of the valley. And then there are his children to worry about.
Bridgette has given up her bounty Brigade but instituted her next scheme. Some are glad some are mad. Sterling has his own battle for Independence with his relative – the Duke.
William and Darcy start their farm. Sort of.
Come on back to Montana Brides and check on all your friends. Cassidy, Bridgette, Levi and Eve, Sterling and Judge and Rachel Taggart and all their children.



Have a wonderful summer. 
Take time to enjoy the lazy days under a shade tree
with a glass of sweet tea and a good book.