For the seventh day of Christmas…Writer’s Style, I am happy to introduce you to Linda Bradley. She is a gifted storyteller, amazing artist and has made me cry, but in an exceptionally good way. She is a multi-talented lady, with a soothing quality to her that comes out in all her writing. I will never forget her kindness at my very first RWA Conference. I was a little lost, and she took the time to show me around. We hit it off right away, and I am so honored to call her my friend.
Linda writes Women’s Fiction and her novel Maggie’s Way is a heart-warming story about hardships and second chances. All of her stories are well worth checking out and really tug at the heartstrings! She is also an amazing artist, and I am so inspired by her view of the world around us. She is a friend that definitely colors my world!
Here’s a blurb for A Montana Bound Christmas, Maggie’s Way and her short story Pedal:
Chloe and John McIntyre await Maggie Abernathy’s arrival at the 617 Ranch, but snowfall has halted flights from Michigan to Montana. While Maggie and her mother prepare for a delayed departure, eight-year-old Chloe prepares for disappointment by inviting her Hollywood mother to the ranch in hopes of filling the void. Brook’s unexpected acceptance raises the stakes for John who longs for the perfect Christmas. This cast of misfits bands together in true Montana Bound style when unexpected guests arrive and a curious dog goes missing.
Middle-aged, Maggie Abernathy just wants to recuperate from cancer during the solitude of summer vacation after a tiresome year of teaching second grade. Maggie’s plans are foiled when precocious seven-year-old, Chloe McIntyre moves in next door with her dad, John. Maggie’s life changes in a way she could never imagine when the pesky new neighbors steal her heart. With Maggie’s grown son away, her ex-husband in the shadows, her meddling mother’s unannounced visits, and Chloe McIntyre on her heels, somehow Maggie’s empty house becomes home again.
Burdened by heartache, can a whisper from beyond give middle-aged Paula Murphy the courage to just pedal?
Coming back to her Bay View summer home in northern Michigan means more than planning picnics at the beach and working in her daughter-in-law’s bicycle shop. Her avoidance to embrace her grown son’s death isn’t the only tribulation weighing on this self-reliant social worker’s mind. Reluctant to believe the unfathomable, Paula Murphy’s world is turned upside down when she’s reunited with the only man she’s ever loved.