The Story behind the Story – Cloaked in Love
Today Wednesday Writers welcomes Elaine Manders back to the blog. Elaine recently visited the blog (click here to read that post.) Today she’s sharing her newest book, which will be out tomorrow, April 1st. Elaine’s a frequent contributor to the Stitches Thru Time blog where I also blog once a month. Welcome, Elaine. Please tell us about your newest book, Cloaked in Love.
Thank you, Catherine, for giving me the opportunity to tell your readers about the story behind the story of my newest novella, Cloaked in Love.
If you’re old enough to remember the old TV westerns, you probably know one of the favorite premises was the woman in peril. Typically, the girl is tied to the railroad tracks, and the hero is riding along the side of the train, his horse galloping with ears laid back, and the guy is shooting over his shoulder at the villains. The camera would shift back to the girl struggling with the ropes holding her down, then return to her hero, desperately trying to overtake the train so he can save his lady love.
In my mind, there’s no better way to portray a man as a hero than when he’s rescuing his heroine.
The idea for a Western Women in Peril series had been playing in my mind for awhile when the gals at Stitches Thru Time blog suggested we collaborate on a box set of novellas with a craft-driven plot. The first book in my Western Women in Peril series seemed perfect, since the heroine was crocheting a cloak all through the book.
Cloaked in Love is scheduled for release on Amazon in e-book on Apr 1, and the paperback will be out shortly after.
Cloaked in Love
by Elaine Manders
With Pa off on a cattle drive, Jeannie Baylor is alone on their isolated Wyoming ranch. When she’s taken captive by a gang of ruthless outlaws, she realizes her virtue is in imminent danger, and her life is safe only as long as they need her house for a hideout.
Unexpectedly, the youngest outlaw, Zak Collins, a handsome man with bitterness in his stone gray-green eyes, proposes a fantastic scheme to save her life. Having no other choice, she has to trust Zak. But God gives her another way, and its success depends on the cloak she’s crocheting for a friend.
Hatred for his mother’s killer drove Zak to join his step-father’s gang, but Jeannie’s capture changes his plans for revenge. Can he use a notorious outlaw’s own game to save Jeannie’s life?
About The Author
Elaine Manders writes wholesome, Christian romance and suspense about the bold, capable women of history and the strong, dependable men who love them. She prefers stories that twist and turn and surprise, told by characters who aren’t afraid to show their love for God and each other. She lives in Central Georgia with her husband and an energetic bichon-poodle mix.