Author Alethea Williams Rides Again by Abbie Taylor

Abbie TaylorThis post by Abbie Taylor.

A couple of years ago, I interviewed author Alethea Williams on my blog about her book, Willow Vale. Now, she has just published a new book, Walls for the Wind. Like Willow Vale, this is a historical romance set in Wyoming, but unlike Willow Vale, it’s a totally different story. Alethea Williams graciously sent me promotional materials which I’ll include below: a synopsis, an excerpt, and an author bio. You can visit her blog to find links to where Walls for the Wind can be ordered in Kindle and Nook formats. The print edition will be out next month. I enjoyed Willow Vale, and I’m definitely looking forward to reading Walls for the Wind.


Displaying WallsfortheWindcover4.jpgCan an angel survive Hell on Wheels? When Kit Calhoun leaves New York City with a train car full of foundlings from the Immigrant Children’s Home, she has no clue she might end up as adoptive mother to four of them in rip-roaring Cheyenne, Wyoming. Kit has spent her life in the Children’s Home and now she rides the Orphan Trains, distributing homeless children to the young nation’s farmers as fast as the rails are laid.

The first time handsome Patrick Kelley spies Kit in Julesburg, Colorado Territory, he wants her. But circumstances, and a spectral-looking demented gambler as well as Kit’s certainty no one in his right mind would want her cobbled-together family, conspire to keep them apart. As Patrick and Kit and her brood ride Hell on Wheels into their destiny, they’re all forced to leave behind everything.


Cheyenne, Dakota Territory, January 1868

Panic bloomed, threatening to choke Kit as she gasped for breath. Where could she be, the small girl brought all the way out to the wilds of Wyoming from New York City? So certain she could make the best decisions for the little golden-haired girl, Kit had gone against her own upbringing as well as the stern advice of those older and wiser in order to make this journey west. Now here was her little family plunked down in the raw boomtown of Cheyenne, and she had lost not only her own direction but also the child entrusted to her care.

Where could Hannah be? Where?

The streets slimy with melting snow and horse manure, Kit struggled to keep her footing as she ran frantically up one and down another, screaming Hannah’s name. Unable to think where to look next, at last she stood helplessly wringing her hands. Tears made slow, cold tracks down her face.

Author bio:

Western history has been the great interest of my adult life. I’ve lived in Wyoming, Colorado, and Oregon. Although an amateur historian, I am happiest researching different times and places in the historical West. And while staying true to history, I try not to let the facts overwhelm my stories. Story always comes first in my novels, and plot arises from the relationships between my characters. I’m always open to reader response to my writing.





Twitter: @ActuallyAlethea



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When Abbie asked me about doing this promotion for Alethea, I said, “It’s not something we normally do, but since Alethea has been a part of our Writing Wrangler and Warriors family for so long, we’d be happy to, and I’m sure I’ll enjoy this book. I really enjoyed the first one.” Cher’ley

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17 thoughts on “Author Alethea Williams Rides Again by Abbie Taylor

  1. What an unexpected honor to have my promo materials appear here on Writing Wranglers and Warriors. Thank you Abbie and Cher’ley for making an exception for Walls for the Wind. I try to keep up with all of you and your adventures in the writing world. I hope everyone enjoys my tale of a New York City orphan train’s ride to Hell on Wheels, Cheyenne, Dakota Territory.


    1. Congratulations Alethea. So glad to hear about the release of the new book – it sounds very exciting. Best of luck with promotions and sales. We miss you here, but sometimes life takes another turn. But, we think of you often and news like this is so fantastic to hear!


  2. Reblogged this on L.LEANDER BOOKS and commented:
    Great news on today’s Writing Wranglers and Warriors presented by Author Abbie Taylor. She gives us an exciting promo and excerpt from Author Alethea Williams new book Walls for the Wind. Sounds like an exciting read. Best of luck Alethea and thank you for sharing this wonderful news with us, Abbie.


  3. Reblogged this on Abbie's Corner of the World and commented:
    I’m re-blogging this post I wrote for Writing Wranglers and Warriors. You may remember when I interviewed author Alethea Williams a couple of years ago when her book, Willow Vale, came out. Now, she has published another western romance, Walls for the Wind. You can read more below.


  4. Abbie and Alethea, the book sounds wonderful and I thank you both for making the information available to us. On the to be read list. Doris


  5. I loved Willow Vale, and I’m looking forward to reading her new book — bringing it to WW, Inc., conference hopefully!!?! We have a write-up about her book in our upcoming WW, Inc., newsletter, and I agree — SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT READ!!


  6. Great idea … promoting new novels and offering our Writing Wranglers readers a chance to get to know one of our former authors’ just-released books, “Walls for the Wind.” Alethea, the book’s plot sounds interesting and unique. Sounds like it’s perfect for a Hallmark western movie.


  7. Thank you all for the support and good wishes. I hope you enjoy the story, especially as I am working on another featuring a couple of the minor characters in this book. Gayle, I will see you at the bookstore at WW,Inc. conference in Sheridan in June. Mike, it is only to be dreamed!


  8. Abbie -that was such a nice gesture here on the Wranglers blog. Author support for each other is a very valued thing. I heartily agree that any extra promotion for a new book is most welcome, and by as many bloggers as possible.


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