Friday, August 28, 2015

The Widow’s Choice by Hildie McQueen
(Brides of Colter Valley, Book 1)

Publisher & Release Date: Pink Door Publishing, August 4, 2015

Time and setting: 1860, Montana

Genre: Historical Western Romance

Length: 115 pages

Heat Level: 1 Scorching Hot Flame

Rating: 4 Gold Crowns

Book Description:

Comely widow Charlotte Kennedy is in over her head. Between running a huge ranch and keeping a cruel rancher at arms length, she doesn't need the added distraction of romance. 

Colter Valley calls to Rafe Preston, who decides to purchase land and settle there. When he accepts a temporary job at a beautiful widow's ranch, he has no idea how much it will impact his plans. 

Passion, deception and treachery, blend into a beautiful love story, set in 1860s Montana Territory. 

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Vikki’s Musings

This is not the first book I have read by Hildie McQueen, and it will not be the last. I’ve been hooked on her writing ever since I read Where the Four Winds Collide. Whether she is writing a Scottish Highland romance, a contemporary one, or a sweet western, she will delight a reader’s heart. The Widow’s Choice is a sweet western romance with a strong heroine and an amazing hero. This is a great start on a new series for Ms. McQueen and I look forward to reading Jerrick’s story.

While getting the lay of the land before he buys a ranch in Colter Valley, Rafe Preston accepts a job working for the widow, Charlotte Kennedy, known as Charlie by all her close friends. At first the lovely widow keeps her distance, but as attraction grows between the couple, love flourishes.

When danger comes a calling, Rafe rushes in to save Charlie, but will he make it in time, or lose the only woman he can ever love?

Not only does McQueen write unforgettable characters, she writes interesting secondary characters that enliven her stories. That is the case with The Widow’s Choice, from the cantankerous Joe to the sweet-natured Mary Ellen. This is definitely going to be a delightful series centered on a cast of characters in Colter Valley, a close knit community.

If you enjoy a traditional western romance with the added benefit of a little bit of sensuality and a great “happily ever after” at the end, then you will enjoy The Widow’s Choice, as much as I did. Happy reading!

Author Bio:

I write Historical Western Romance as well as Paranormal Romance, with a touch of Historical here and there. I've also published eight Highlander Historical Erotic short stories. I am a member of Romance Writers of America, as well as Georgia Romance Writers and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapters of RWA.

For fun I spend a lot of time with my girlfriends. My wonderful hubby is my partner in crime for traveling. We love to jump in the car or sometimes his motorcycle and head to the mountains, the city or the beach.


  1. Great read! I loved it & look forward to the rest in the series. Like Vikki, I am a fan of Hildie's writing & especially of "Where The Four Winds Collide"