Christine Young

I am a writer and avid reader of romances particularly historical romances. Please join me on my journey through time

The Lady’s Arrangement by Colleen L. Donnelly

Please welcome Colleen L. Donnelly author of The Lady’s arrangement.

Colleen will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


The Lady’s Arrangement

by Colleen L. Donnelly


GENRE: Historical Fiction





Neither Rex nor Regina wants a spouse, but they do have needs.


Ranger Rex Duncan needs a false identity—just long enough to uncover a ring of Kansas ranch thieves. Answering Regina’s ad for a temporary husband, he leaves his beloved red dirt of Oklahoma to assume that disguise. But the most obstinate woman he’s ever known confounds his assignment, and with hair the red color that has always made his heart beat a little faster.


Regina Howard needs a new Mrs. in front of her name—just long enough to reclaim her deceased husband’s ranch, since Kansas law won’t allow women to own property. When Rex answers her ad for a husband who can take orders as part of a brief business arrangement, she finds this stubborn man ignores her every command. Yet a good man is far more than just a name…






Ben was tall, and he felt even taller as he took a step closer and leaned my way. “It takes two to bind a contract, and since I’ve just withdrawn, your arrangement is null and void. And just so you know, you can thank your lucky stars I’m not staying to marry you, because I take surprises a lot better than I take orders.” His eyes stayed on mine until his gaze traveled from my face down to my boots. “And wearing trousers doesn’t make you any more suited to giving orders than wearing a skirt would make me fit for giving birth.”


My nails dug into my palms as I rolled my hands into fists. A word I’d heard Ted say when a pail slid off his bad arm came to mind. The word was immoral, but probably not too immoral for Ben Miller. “Just so you know, Mr. Miller, I’ve been running this ranch for three weeks now, in pants. I find skirts get in the way of things you’d probably be surprised I can do.”


The half-smile returned. “I won’t argue that. Skirts surely do get in the way.” Ben straightened and slapped his hat tighter on his head. “Been my experience, too.


Fortunately, neither one of us has to put up with one, since you can keep right on doing things the way you have been. I’m giving you an early parting. I’m leaving.”




AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Born and raised in the Midwest, Colleen earned a four-year degree in Medical Technology and used it to travel and explore other parts of the country while working in the field of science.


Outside the laboratory she delves deeply into literature, both reading and writing, her interest piqued by tales involving moral dilemmas and the choices people come up against.


A lover of the outdoors as well as a comfy living room, Colleen is always searching inside and out for the next good story.


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The Book is on Sale for $0.99 during the tour.


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Colleen will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


18 comments on “The Lady’s Arrangement by Colleen L. Donnelly

  1. Lisa Brown
    July 24, 2017

    congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

    • colleenldonnelly
      July 24, 2017

      Thank you and best of luck to you!

  2. kimbookbutterfly
    July 24, 2017

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    • colleenldonnelly
      July 24, 2017

      You’re very welcome and good luck!

  3. colleenldonnelly
    July 24, 2017

    Good morning from my neck of the earth, and good afternoon to those who are far ahead of me! Thank you, Christine, for being an early bird, and touting a book slightly different from what I usually write. This book was born from my publisher’s inspiration for an arranged marriage series. I took the challenge, worked hard outside of my comfort zone, and ended up with a story my publisher wrapped in a beautiful cover. High praise to The Wild Rose Press! Many thanks to all who visit, and to my readers! – Colleen

  4. achristay
    July 24, 2017

    Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

    • colleenldonnelly
      July 24, 2017

      I’m impressed! And grateful for your contribution to the writers and readers out there! Thank you!

  5. nellcastle
    July 24, 2017

    I love how you mix romance with history from a feminist perspective. And I’m buying your book. Best of luck with The Lady’s Arrangement!

    • colleenldonnelly
      July 24, 2017

      Thank you, Nell! I choose historical settings because I want my characters to work a little harder without the convenience of cell phones and computers. And…admittedly…I know more about life years ago than I do technology! Thanks!

  6. Rita Wray
    July 24, 2017

    Sounds like a good read.

    • colleenldonnelly
      July 24, 2017

      Thank you, Rita! Good luck with the drawing, too!

  7. Victoria
    July 24, 2017

    This sounds amazing, thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. colleenldonnelly
    July 24, 2017

    Thank you, Victoria! I have no personal experience with an arranged marriage, but have worked with many Internationals who far prefer their spouses be chosen “for” them. It was fun to do the research and try to put myself in my two characters’ shoes, using what I learned and what I knew of people far older than me when I was a child. Thanks!

  9. bernieblogtest
    July 24, 2017

    Who is your favorite book character of all time? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    • colleenldonnelly
      July 24, 2017

      My favorite character is from my favorite book – The Monk. And the monk was the character I devoured from page one until the end. Written eons ago, the monk still rings true today as a character fighting the ultimate moral dilemma as he walks the tightrope of purity on the outside, while teeming inside with the desire to succumb to temptation.
      Thank you for giving my favorite character the stage for a moment, Bernie, and I wish you the best, especially in winning!

  10. Cali W.
    July 24, 2017

    Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. 🙂

    • colleenldonnelly
      July 24, 2017

      Thank you! You have to have a hero and heroine at odds to keep the story interesting!

  11. colleenldonnelly
    July 25, 2017

    Thank you, Christine, for a great day on your blog!

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