Okay, so not final-editing done-done, but the epilogue is complete and that means it’s done-enough to announce that it’s DONE!

(CiCi kinda likes the word “done”)

Book 4, The Runaway Wife, takes us back to Little Creede, Colorado and pairs Samuel “Sam” Singleton with Isadora “Izzy” McDougall. If you recall, Sam had been introduced in CiCi’s Christmas short, “Christmas in Silver Country” that was included in the holiday anthology Forever Yours, This Christmas. Released in 2019, sales from the anthology raised money for Breast Cancer research.

This year, as an additional ‘giftie’ for our readers, we have included “Christmas in Silver Country” as bonus content in The Runaway Wife. This bonus read offers another pairing that actually began in The Innocent Wife (Book 3): the meet-and-fall-in-love between Robert Blackwood, Dub Blackwood’s younger nephew, and Magnolia Sanders, Knight Gleason’s beloved Southern-belle niece.

So, two romances in one! Such fun.

The Runaway Wife will be up for pre-order on Amazon sometime in August, with a mid-October release date. CiCi’s puppeteers will keep everyone posted. For now, she is busy doing that final-edit thing.

Blurb for The Runaway Wife

SAM . . .

Samuel “Sam” Singleton has set aside his unsavory past, as a riverboat gambler and sometime hired gun, to take on employment as security for Knight Gleason’s Gambling Galleria in Little Creede. Sam and Knight go back a ways, and Sam figures he owes Knight for some valuable mentorship. Then he meets a stowaway thief in the Galleria kitchen, and it changes the direction of his life.

IZZY . . .

Isadora “Izzy” McDougall is on the run from a dangerous family situation. On the road for days, hungry and exhausted, she takes shelter in a desperate bid to find food. Instead, Sam finds her.


Sam’s never been the nurturing type, but Izzy’s sweetness and innocent bravery touches his heart, and he finds he’s willing to protect her at any cost from her scheming family. Even if it means tying himself down with a wife.


Blurb for Bonus Content “Christmas in Silver Country”

Robert Blackwood comes to Magnolia Sanders’ rescue when she’s lost in a snowstorm. Taking shelter in an abandoned cabin, he fights his rising desire for the innocent beauty, while trying to keep them alive.



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