Saturday, May 4, 2013

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Banking on Temperance by Becky Lower


About the Book: 

Basil Fitzpatrick was born into a life of privilege. In 1856, at 23 years of age, he is the owner of the St. Louis branch of the family banking business. He has his pick of the ladies and life by the horns. Temperance Jones and her family are far from privileged. Her father is a circuit-riding preacher from Pennsylvania. But the rumblings of a war between the North and the South force the preacher to move his family to Oregon rather than to take up arms against his fellow man. However, hardship and sickness have slowed their pace, and they are forced to spend the winter in St. Louis, waiting for the next wagon trains to leave in the spring.

Basil is drawn to the large family the moment they roll into town, partly because they remind him of his own big family in New York. But also because of the eldest daughter, Temperance. She is a tiny, no-nonsense spitfire who is bent on fulfilling her father’s wish to get the family safely to Oregon. Basil is only interested in finding a mistress, not a wife. He knows if he allows Temperance into his heart, he is accepting the obligation of her entire family and their quest to settle in Oregon. He wants Temperance like he has wanted no other, but the burden of her family may be too much for him. And he can’t have one without the other. 

Fun Fact About the Author:
Becky has been writing westerns for a long time. At age 11, she won a contest offered by her local newspaper. The phrase that needed to be used was "How did you get that thing around your neck?" So I wrote about Tom Dooley's hanging!  

Visit her on the web here:
www.beckylowerauthor.com  

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7 comments:

Debby said...

Sounds like a great mix of history and romance. Did you have to do a lot of research?
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valclarizio said...

Wow, just from the blurb I can imagine the tension!

Val
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Alicia Hunter Pace said...

Becky, your book sounds great! I can't wait to read it. In fact, I may go order it now for my next rainy off day!

Alicia
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Becky Lower said...

Yes, Debby, there was a lot of research for this, starting with a visit to St. Louis and the great bookstore at the Arch. And the journals of the Covered Wagon Women were a big help.

Becky Lower said...

Thanks, Val and Alicia, for visiting today. I hope you enjoy the book.

Georgina Sellwood said...

Thos sounds like a good one
gsellwood at live dot ca

Kara Ashley Dey said...

Love the antique feel of the cover. Who did it?
-Kara