Book Details:

Book Title: Fern (The Montgomery Sisters Book 1) by Kat Flannery
Category: Historical western romance, 182 pages
Genre: Adult Non-Fiction
Publisher: Picco Press
Release date: April 4, 2018
Tour dates: July 1-31, 2019
Content Rating: PG + M (The occasional swear word, not the F-word, mild violence)

Book Description:

Can one woman heal the heart of a lawman? A gardener who uses plants to heal, Fern Montgomery is an outcast who refuses to be pushed out of town. When her friend is murdered and all fingers point to Fern as the only suspect, she must find a way to prove her innocence while fighting off unwanted feelings for the sheriff. Sheriff Gabe Bennett has his mind set on arresting Sarah Fuller’s killer. But his key suspect isn’t what he expected. He soon realizes there is more to the quiet gardener than he’d first anticipated. As passion blooms, Gabe is forced to face his feelings—and the woman who has stolen his heart.

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This is the first book about the Montgomery sisters. We get to know something about each of them, although sweet Ivy is still quite young. While Fern and Ivy seem to be the sweeter dispositioned of the two, one character does comment that they are all named after poisonous plants, with the potential to live up to that toxic nature.
Fern, the eldest, becomes more like a parent to her sisters at a young age. She also learned about medicine at her father's side. She is holding the family together and doesn't see romance in her future, nor that for tough, unpolished Poppy.
Fern tries to keep to herself in order to protect her sisters, so is unaware that there is a new sheriff in town.

If you enjoy old tv westerns, where women are strong you will love this series.

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Watch for my reviews of the next two books in this series!

A blind woman and a Sioux Chief…

Writing is not an easy task, and to write an engaging novel takes time, and patience. Novellas are a diabolical thing all on their own. The pacing is quicker, the story shorter, and the outcome has to be just as satisfying as a full-length novel.
The Montgomery Sister’s is a novella series, and thus, writing Ivy’s story proved to be a lot more difficult than I’d anticipated. I’d never written about a blind character before, and although it was intriguing the story did not want to flow like the others before. How does one write from a blind person perspective when they are not blind themselves? Well, like I write all of my historical novels…research.
A lot of it.
Ivy nestled herself inside of my heart, and I wanted to make her story not only one of redemption but also one of resilience. After all who better to succeed than a blind woman with no self-esteem or know how of the real world?
I could not fail her. The story had to be perfect, engaging and emotional. How was I going to do this in a novella? How was I going to explore all of this amazing character in 30,000 words? The pressure mounted as I pondered this very thing. I refused to begin writing until I had it all worked out in my head…which is not a normal process for me. I usually have the idea and go with it, but not this time. I muddled along for weeks considering all aspects of this troubled woman, and then it hit me. She needed a special man to help her see who she really was. This couldn’t be any man either, he had to be strong-minded, caring and patient.
Introducing Lakota Chief, Hotah of the Paha Sapa tribe.
When I wrote the first scene with Ivy and Hotah together everything fell into place. Hotah needed Ivy as much as she needed him. Together they learned how to trust, and fight for what they wanted. Learning to lean on the each other is what makes these two characters so amazing, and their story soon filled the pages and my heart.

Kat Flannery Author Bio:

Kat’s been published in numerous periodicals throughout her career, and continues to write for blogs and online magazines. A bestselling author, Kat’s books are available all over the world. The BRANDED TRILOGY is Kat’s award-winning series. With seven books published, Kat continues to write two novels a year.

Creativity is in all aspects of Kat’s career. She does Social Media and Marketing for her own career and businesses, writing ads, and other content. Kat is the CEO and owner of Picco Press where she writes, publishes, markets and mentors’ other authors

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  1. Thank you for the honest review of FERN and having me on your blog today! :)

  2. What a wonderfully thoughtful guest post. Thank you, Kat.


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