Thursday, July 15, 2021

BEAU'S ELEGANT BRIDE by Author Marisa Masterson


Romance Sweet Reads is pleased to welcome Author Marisa Masterson to the blog to celebrate her Book Birthday for Beau’s Elegant Bride, Book 11 in the Matchmaker’s Mix-Up series.

A cat, an accident, and a pile of mixed-up letters send a bride to a man she otherwise would never have met. Only time will tell if she and this new marriage can survive the match.

Francine 'Francy' Dinsmore loses the security she's always known with the death of her father. Life so far has treated Francy tenderly and expected very little from her.

Beau LeFevre abandons a hopeless future to venture west. The only thing he needs before he leaves is a wife. When the elegant woman arrives from the matchmaker, he marries her wondering all the while what made the matchmaker send this bride to him.

How can he make a marriage work with this spoiled woman? Life on the trail leads him to believe someone made a mistake!

Will this turn out to be a happy accident and a sound pairing with the only woman who can win his heart?

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Watching in horror, Francy saw the woman drive away in the fine buggy that she felt sure belonged to her new husband. She was wrong about his owning the buggy, about him living in St. Joseph. What else would she discover that was different from what she expected?

Returning to his bride after helping the older woman into her buggy, her groom’s face beamed. “We’re getting a late start. Wagon master said he always allowed a late morning when he started west with his new train.”

Shaking her head at him, the dazed woman stiffened visibly. He threw an uncertain glance at her and then put a hand to her arm. Rubbing up and down her upper arm to comfort her, Beau struggled for words to reassure her.

“Don’t worry. Wagon trains don’t really have as many deaths as people and the newspapers say.”

At his very public touch and the mention of death, Francy grew impossibly more rigid. She pulled away from his touch to stare at her new husband. What about the banker or business owner her father requested in his letter to the matchmaker?

“I-I…” Her tongue came out from a suddenly dry mouth to wet equally dry lips. She saw his pupils flare as he watched the movement. That also confused her.

Father and Mother both emphasized one rule. She must never question the person in charge of her. Francy knew her husband had become her provider, so she should never question his decisions. Even so, this shoved her past any restraint taught in her youth.

Softly, the questions pushed past her lips. “Aren’t you a business owner? Why are we at these wagons?”

She sneaked a peek under lowered lashes to watch her husband’s face. His confused scowl disheartened her. He looked as baffled as she felt. In reaction, Francy’s breath caught and held.

“Not sure how you got that idea. I wrote out my plans for the Matchmaker. Didn’t she share ‘em with you?”

Beau put a hand under her chin and raised her face so he could focus her attention on him. “I’m a farmer, headed west to Oregon.”

To keep her scream from escaping, the astonished bride squeezed her mouth shut tight. She held her breath for several long minutes. Francy saw her husband’s stunned face before she slipped into the grasping darkness.


The smiling teacher-- That's what her students called her. Marisa Masterson spent twenty-two years teaching writing and literature, loving almost every minute of it. After a disability kept her from teaching from the tops of desks, she wondered how she could still impact others.

Fast forward to 2021. After twenty-four books, she loves the connection she has found with readers. In fact, she would love to connect with you as well.

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It’s been my pleasure hosting Marisa for a first peek at this sweet historical romance series. Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll feature the first ten books in the series. I hope you’ll come back to visit soon.


1 comment:

  1. Poor Francy. I felt sorry for her, because she had the shock of her life. Beau's patience was touching, and the way he protected Francy. Give me an alpha male anytime. This one is a page turner.