Elaine Manders: Let’s Chat

Welcome, everyone

Elaine MandersElaine Manders honors us with her presence today. This author writes mostly historical romance with suspense. Sub-genres include Victorian, western, Civil War, Scottish, Regency, and mail-order brides.

Elaine has fourteen published titles, all available on Amazon. Her goal for each book is deep characterization with a surprise twist or two. Some deal with tough subjects, but all are written for the Christian audience.

Join the conversation with Elaine below to be entered into a drawing for one of her novels.

A New Series by Elaine Manders and Others

Today I’m excited to announce a brand new series, The Westward Home and Hearts Mail-Order Brides. An eccentric match-maker, Mildred (Milly) Crenshaw, is a wealthy, childless widow who has taken up her late husband’s mission to see the West peacefully settled. Milly believes every hardworking settler requires a helpmate, and the women will bring peace to the Wild West.

The Setting

Elaine MandersMilly’s agency is set in Boston where she lives in a Georgian mansion when not traveling, which she does a lot of. Miss Jane Wadsworth, her fortyish spinster secretary and traveling companion, claims to be related to Longfellow. She provides some dry humor to Milly’s exuberance.

Elaine MandersThe setting for these books is any time between 1865 and 1900 and any state west of the Mississippi, including the popular western settings of Texas, Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, and the prairie states of Nebraska and Kansas.

The Authors

Elaine MandersThis multi-author series runs through 2020. Other contributing authors are Marisa Masterson, Margaret Tanner, P. Creeden, Kelly Mewbourne Dear, Lisa Prysock, Marie Higgins, G.S. Carr, and Linda Shenton Matchett.

I call these books sweet western romance plus. The “plus” represents adventure, danger, suspense, or emotional distress. And a faith thread that carries the hero and heroine to their Happily Ever After.

The first book is scheduled for release Oct 11, but has been available for pre-order since Sep 16.

Lacy’s Legacy by Elaine Manders

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than Wilkes, a former army sharp shooter, hopes to go west and start a horse ranch. But he isn’t ready for a wife, especially a grieving widow, great with child.

However, Ethan’s Aunt Milly, proprietress of the Western Home and Hearts Matrimonial Agency, selected such a bride for him: Lacy Avant. To make matters worse, Malcolm Dye, a ruthless rancher who’s murdered Lacy’s husband, threatens her.

Lacy stipulates that her claim is “proved” before marrying. Never one to resist a lady in distress, Ethan agrees. He sets out for Buffalo Run determined to bring justice to the small Montana town.

Elaine MandersFrom the first, Lacy knows this handsome, tough cowboy is capable of confronting Dye and his henchmen. He will use his fast gun if necessary. Their feelings for each other deepen as new danger threatens. Meanwhile, Lacy wonders if this land, her legacy to pass on to her child, is worth losing another man she loves.

Love and faith will grow and bullets will fly in this western historical romance.

A Final Word from Elaine Manders

Please join my newsletter for a free download of my standalone historical western romance, Cloaked in Love. https://dl.bookfunnel.com/or10xrsvje

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Lord, we pray You’ll bless each word Elaine writes for You.
~ For Jesus’ sake

8 thoughts on “Elaine Manders: Let’s Chat

  1. Patricia Parks

    I wanted to let you know how inspiring and insightful your books are. The Holy Spirit has guided your writing and is ministering to many though your work! I just finished ” Pursued” and it speaks prophetically to the times in which we are living.
    Thank you and please continue your God given talent and mission.

    1. Wow, Patricia. What encouragement you bring! I hope you’ll return.

  2. Elaine Manders

    Hi Alicia,
    Thank you for visiting Linda’s blog. I always enjoy meeting new readers.

  3. Elaine Manders

    Thank you so much for your encouragement, Marilyn. I’m really excited about this new series.

  4. Marilyn R

    Great interview and post with Elaine Manders. I’ve read several of her books and they are poignant Christian historical tales. I hear Lucy’s Legacy calling me to read this one. lol
    Blessings to both of you.

    1. Great to hear from you, Marilyn. You always encourage.

  5. Alicia Haney

    Hi I enjoyed reading this very interesting interview! I loved reading about what Lacys Legacy is about and it sounds like a very good read!! I especially love the cover, it is Beautiful! I would love to read this book. Thank you so much for sharing this interview. God Bless you.

    1. Welcome, Alicia. You’re entered in the drawing! Thanks for the encouraging words.


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Let’s Chat! Author Elaine Manders

Welcome, Everyone!

Elaine Manders delights readers with her historical romances. This week Elaine tells us about her latest release, Revealed, Book 3 in her Intrigue Under Western Skies series. Be sure to check out her giveaway offer below

**Congratulations to Cheryl Baranski, winner of Elaine’s giveaway this past week—a $10 Amazon gift card!** 

Revealed by Author Elaine Manders

Elaine MandersI wrote Revealed to answer an unresolved mystery from Books 1 and 2. What happened to Rhyan Cason’s mother? And to give Colt Holliman (Rhyan’s friend) a love interest. The spiritual themes are judgment and forgiveness.

As with most of my stories, unseen enemies, physical and spiritual, hound the protagonists, but they aren’t revealed until the end.

The Story Begins

Elaine MandersThe story opens in Charleston, South Carolina, where Katherine Levinson has led the idealistic life of a post-civil war Southern belle until her father dies unexpectedly.

Katherine and her gravely ill mother lose their home, and, behind her mother’s back, she contacts the brother she’s never met, Rhyan Cason, the famous cattle baron.

The Story Unfolds

Elaine MandersWhen they move to Nebraska and Rhyan’s sprawling ranch, Sollano, questions arise over Katherine’s legal status as an heiress to the Cason estate. Old sins are uncovered, turning the townfolk against Katherine and her mother.

Elaine MandersNo one understands Katherine’s resentment and confusion except Colt. His modest horse ranch, the Double Bar H, appeals to her more than Sollano’s opulence.

Love and Faith Bloom

Elaine MandersTheir attraction grows, and Colt finds himself spiritually conflicted. He has promised to wait for another woman to finish her contract with the Wild West Show to announce their engagement. Following his heart would require him to break that commitment, but a sense of honor holds him back. In time, he realizes withholding his true feelings is a form of dishonesty that leads to dire consequences.

I can’t go any further into Revealed or I might give the plot away. I will say, Colt and Katherine are drawn together and face an unexpected danger that tests their love and their faith in God, and a prairie fire is a part of that danger.

Insights From Elaine Manders

One of the greatest joys of writing a new book is discovering a new spiritual truth—something that jumps out at me unexpectedly. This is the lesson I found in Revealed. Katherine is explaining to her friend, Maggie, why she won’t judge others, even those misjudging her. “We don’t have the ability to judge others, Maggie. When we do, we’re playing God, and that’s a dangerous thing to do.”

Elaine MandersThat was a real eye-opener for me. Yes, I’d always known it was wrong to judge others, even though we have to consider their fruit, but I never asked, “why?” It’s obvious, isn’t it? We can’t see into a person’s heart. We don’t know their background—and more important—we don’t know God’s purpose for them. In other words, we can’t play God. And it is dangerous, because the Bible says we’ll be judged by the same measure we use to judge others.

A Giveaway from Elaine Manders

Join our conversation below, and you’ll be entered in Elaine’s drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card. We’re looking forward to your comments!

How to Find Elaine Manders

Twitter  @ehmanders

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Book 1: Intrigue Under Western Skies series by Elaine Manders
Book 2: Intrigue Under Western Skies series by Elaine Manders









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Father God, You are the Creator, the Sustainer, and the only wise Judge. We confess we often attempt to act as judge in Your place. For this we ask Your forgiveness. We’re thankful for Elaine’s novel, Revealed, which entertains, enlightens, and convicts. Please bless every single word she writes for You. 
~ For Jesus’ sake

15 thoughts on “Let’s Chat! Author Elaine Manders

  1. Elaine Manders

    Thanks everyone for your comments. And thank you, Linda for sharing my thoughts and book. I really enjoyed it.

  2. Cheryl Baranski

    This is something that I need reminding of from time to time.

    1. So true for all of us, Cheryl. Thanks for joining our gathering. Please come back.

  3. Perrianne Askew

    It’s a good reminder to ourselves about judgement. It’s best that we not judge his creation…no matter where they stand and whatever their circumstances. If we thought about it that way maybe we would be more careful about judging….especially since we’re not mind readers either.

    1. Ditto, Perianne. Thanks so much for visiting with us.

  4. Lucy Reynolds

    I always say walk a mile in someone else’s shoes before you judge them as we have no idea what goes on behind closed doors.

    1. Amen, Lucy. (Walk a mile in their house slippers 🙂

  5. Love this quote. “One of the greatest joys of writing a new book is discovering a new spiritual truth—something that jumps out at me unexpectedly.”
    It’s an amazing moment!
    Great interview, ladies!

    1. Amen, Gail.

  6. Marilyn R

    Hello Linda and Elaine, I have read Elaine’s books and look forward to reading Revealed. Readers will enjoy the research she does prior to writing and the spiritual lessons that can be obtained. Blessings to you both for an amazing week. God bless.

    1. Thank you, Marilyn.

  7. Elaine Manders

    Thanks for hosting me, Linda. I love your blog posts.

    1. It’s my honor and privilege, Elaine.

  8. Faith Creech

    I agree. I always remember the Bible verses in James that tell us not to judge others. That is a hard one for me for I find myself judging others in my heart. I always have to confess that sin!
    Your books look very interesting! Thanks for a chance to win!

    1. Amen, Faith. I do too.


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