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Linda Carroll-Bradd



Linda Carroll-Bradd grew up in northern California as part of a five-member family but loads of people in the neighborhood thought her parents had only two daughters. Why? Because she loved to read and was usually lying on her bed instead of playing outside with the other neighborhood kids. The summer she was twelve, she read Gone With The Wind and was hooked on romantic stories. She delved into the Phyllis A. Whitney and Dorothy Eden books of her mother's and then discovered Harlequin. As a mother with young children, she would lose herself in stories of glamorous people in exotic places--so different than the day-to-day diapers and crumbly teething biscuits.

After years of working in secretarial positions, she decided to use the creative side of her brain and learn how to write one of the romances she loved reading. Easier said than done. Twelve long years and many contest finals later, and with the help of various critique groups, she received her first call and had a confession story published. She was hooked. In addition to working as a freelance editor, she writes contemporary and historical stories that are heartwarming with a touch of humor, many with a tie to her previous home of Texas.
 

Genres: Inspirational, Historical Romance, Cozy Mystery, Romance
 
New and upcoming books
January 2024

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A Journey for Lona
(Reluctant Wagon Train Bride, book 10)
April 2024

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Gianna's Wedding Dilemma
(Matchmaker and the Mother-in-Law)
April 2024

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Jana
(Prairie Roses Collection, book 41)
November 2024

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A Rancher for Christmas
(American Mail-Order Brides)
Series
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Dorado, Texas
   1. Wandering Home (2015)
   2. Storybook Hero (2016)
   3. My Heart Knew (2016)
   4. Sparked By Fire (2017)
   5. Mail-Order Haven (2018)
   6. Ione's Dilemma (2017)
   7. Tending Troubles (2018)
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Entertainers of the West
   1. Laced By Love (2018)
   2. An Unlikely Marriage (2018)
   3. Dance Toward The Light (2018)
   4. Baling Wire Promises (2018)
   5. Hearts in Rhythm (2018)
   6. In His Corner (2018)
   7. Love's Target (2018)
   8. Chasing Adventure (2018)
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Novels
   Only for One Night (2011)
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Collections
   Sweetwater Springs Christmas (2013) (with others)
   Cowboys, Creatures, and Calico Volume 1 (2014) (with others)
   A Cowboy Celebration (2015) (with others)
   Lariats, Letters, and Lace (2016) (with others)
   One Winter Knight (2016) (with others)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   A Legend of Ireland (2006)
   Lone Star Angel (2007)
   Ten Fantasy Wishes (2011)
   On with the Show (2012)
   The Ring That Binds (2012)
   Dreams of Gold (2013)
   Dipping in a Toe (2013)
   Tie Down My Heart (2013)
   Unlocked Treasure (2014)
   Silent Signals (2016)
   Freedom's Path (2018)
   Sweet Inspiration (2021)
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Anthologies edited
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Series contributed to
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Lockets and Lace
   6. Tending Troubles (2018)
   14. Taming A Scandal (2019)
   20. Transforming Emma (2020)
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Widows Of Wildcat Ridge
   5. Dulcina (2018)
   15. Hazelanne (2019)
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Proxy Brides
   42. A Bride for Cody (2020)
   54. A Bride for Jordan (2021)
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Pinkerton Matchmaker
   63. An Agent for Liana (2020)
   73. An Agent for Dixie (2020)
 
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Prairie Roses Collection
   11. Cadi (2021)
   21. Amity (2022)
   31. Tilda (2023)
   41. Jana (2024)
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Cupids and Cowboys
   5. Amata (2021)
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Christmas Quilt Brides
   4. Holle (2022)
   11. Rose (2023)
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Rescue Me - Mail Order Brides
   14. Treise (2023)
   24. Eveleen (2023)
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