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Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Hi everyone, I wanted to tell you a bit about my Wilding family saga. This story began with my novel HARMONICA JOE'S RELUCTANT BRIDE, which was a time travel western about a contemporary woman who is going through a trunk of old clothing, and is transported back into 1910 Wyoming! But Lola is a spunky one and not to be daunted. She makes lemonade out of lemons, and she and Joe Wilding begin the story of this family that has now been written into the Prohibition era of the 1930's.

Here's the blurb! This book will soon have a brand new look when it comes out with Prairie Rose Publications, later this month.

Joseph Wilding left his prosperous Virginia ranch and his grieving father to live in obscurity and guilt over his brother’s death until he marries Lola instead of Callie McGraw, the woman he abhors but whose life he was attempting to save.

Lola discovers a warp in time in an old trunk when she falls into 1910. She finds herself married to Joe, a stranger shadowed by secrets. Mistaken for Callie McGraw, a thief and a woman of ill repute, Lola finds her life is threatened by a scoundrel who believes she stole his money and only Joe stands between her and death.

With danger threatening all around and secrets keeping them apart, can Joe and Lola find their destiny together or will time and circumstance forever divide them?

The next story in the saga is FOR LOVE OF BANJO. This story, too, will be coming out with a brand new cover this month through Prairie Rose Publications.

Deceit stands between Banjo Wilding’s love for Maggie O’Leary and his search for the father he never knew. Banjo Wilding wears a borrowed name and bears the scars and reputation of a lurid past. To earn the right to ask for Margaret O’Leary’s hand, he must find his father and make something of himself. Margaret O’Leary has loved Banjo since she was ten years old, but standing between her and Banjo is pride, Banjo’s mysterious father, and the Great War. Will either of them find happiness?
I have to admit, I truly do have a very soft spot in my heart for Banjo! But then came my novella in WISHING FOR A COWBOY, A Husband for Christmas.

Jane and her son, survivors of the Titanic and still reeling from the trauma of losing a husband and a father, find solace with Teekonka, a Lakota who loves them both. But before they can be together, he must help them heal their wounds.

My story in HEARTS AND SPURS is called HOLLOW HEART, and has a Valentine's Day surprise ending for two young people in love.

Lilith Wilding can't remember a time when she didn't love the English born Robin Pierpont, but she knows he loves another so she hides her feelings beneath a hard veneer of self-protection.

Robin Pierpont dreams of flying airplanes and winning the heart of the one he loves, but when he gets involved in illegal rum running to help a friend, those dreams seem to turn into just a fantasy. When he is called upon to face his worst fear to save Lilith's life, his fate may be sealed in death.

About the author:

Look for my next story in the Wilding family continuation in LASSOING A BRIDE, coming in May, 2014!

Sarah McNeal is a multi-published author of several genres including time travel, paranormal, western, contemporary and historical fiction. Sarah is a retired critical care/ER nurse who lives in North Carolina with her four-legged children, Lily and Liberty. Besides her devotion to writing, she also has a great love of music and plays several instruments including violin, bagpipes, guitar and harmonica. Her books and short stories may be found at Publishing by Rebecca Vickery, Victory Tales Press, Western Trail Blazer and Prairie Rose Publications. She welcomes you to her website at 

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  1. Cheryl, I can't thank you enough for posting about my Wilding family stories. Thank you so very much.

    1. Sarah, I was glad to do it! I love this series, and am looking forward to more about them. You've created some fantastic characters and stories.

  2. What a great group of people you are telling stories about. Best. Doris

  3. Thank you for your confidence in me, Cheryl. It means so much to me.

  4. Doris, that's so sweet of you to say. I had no idea I had all these stories inside me about the Wildings. It started with Harmonica Joe and just took on a life of its own. Thank you so much for dropping by.

  5. I loved Teekonka, Sarah. Congrats on all the many releases! You are so talented. xo

  6. Tanya, Thank you so very much for your kind remark. Having read some of your stories and the caliber of your work, I am honored by your comment.

  7. Sarah, you've written a terrific saga and I'm glad you're reissuing with PRP. Keep 'em coming!

    1. Me, too, Jacquie. I'm working on another Wilding story right now while the ideas are rolling around in my mind for the next one after this. I love your stories. I also like reading your most interesting blogs, too. That you for coming by and commenting. I always love to hear from you.