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Congratulations to Alison (agboss) who won Susanne Dietze's The Reluctant Guardian!

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Rails to Love Collection Release Party...and a Giveaway!


All Aboard The Rails to Love Collection, featuring Inkwell's own Susanne Dietze!

Here's Susanne, held by her rail-fan dad, with her brother, investigating a train way back in the 1970s. Trains have been a part of her life since infancy, so it's pretty sweet to be in a collection of train stories!

Care for some background noise that is sure to get you in the mood? Click play and then scroll on down.



Now on to the book!


Journey the Transcontinental Railroad along with nine unlikely couples who encounter all the dangers and disappointments of traveling the rails in the late 1800s. From sight-seeing excursions to transports toward new lives, from orphan trains to circus trains, can romances develop into blazing love in a world of cold, hard steel?

Here's our train. Actually, it's THE train. The Honeymoon Express, Susanne's novella, was inspired by a real-life train trip in 1876 called the Jarrett-Palmer Express. This is what it looked like:
Currier & Ives, the Lightning Express Leaves the Junction
TICKET &STERLING COVER 1876 JARRETT & PALMERS EXPRESS TRAIN | Collectors Weekly:
Original ticket for the Lightning Express, from Collectors Weekly
Climb aboard and have a seat. Feel free to curl up with a good book or enjoy the passing scenery.

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Our porter is Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman's own Sully, who looks suspiciously like Nash, the hero of Susanne's novella.

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Welcome aboard. May I offer you a cup of punch? How about some dessert?
While we nibble our little cakes, here's the blurb on Susanne's story, The Honeymoon Express:

Can a jilted bride and a mysterious frontiersman thrown together on a trip meant for honeymooners solve a crime--and find love--before the end of the line?


Ramola Garai in Daniel Deronda - 1870s hair and hat:
Heroine Ellen needs a fresh start.

Bunnell:
Ellen is a telegrapher

Love--and danger--might be possible in the dining car.
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Sully was blue in the railcar on Dr. Quinn. when he wondered whether or not Michaela loved him. I wonder if Nash feels the same way as he struggles with his feelings for Ellen and his decision to never love again in Susanne's story.
If you'd like to win a copy of The Rails to Love Collection, please enter using the Rafflecopter below. Void where prohibited. Contest lasts until 11:59 pm EDT Sept 24, so don't delay!

PSST....The Rails to Love Collection is available from your favorite Christian retailer, and is priced at $7.49 on Amazon...that's half price! You can't beat that! Click here!

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Susanne Dietze is the proud daughter of a railfan and the author of almost a dozen historical romances. You can learn more about Susanne (but not her dad) on her website, www.susannedietze.com.

28 comments:

  1. I love frontiersmen in stories! The rugged, able-to-survive-and-thrive-in-the-wilderness really appeals to me!

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    1. Hi Heidi! Those types of heroes are appealing, aren't they? Knowledgeable, brave, and wise.

      I say this as someone who isn't a big camper, LOL!

      I'm so glad you were able to come by.

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  2. That photo of Sully (er..Nash) should sell many books just based on how wonderful it is!
    I loved your Honeymoon Express story, Susie! Congratulations on the upcoming release!

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    1. Thanks so much for saying you enjoyed it! I'm glad you did. You are so kind :)

      Yes, it was hard to choose just a few pictures of Sully (er...Nash).

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  3. Ooooh, more tasties. :D

    This looks great, Susie. I love trains. Can't wait to read this. :D

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    1. Enjoy the strawberry cakes! I wish they weren't virtual. I could use one right now with my tea.

      Thanks, DeAnna!

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  4. Fun! I especially liked the sound effects. Congratulations, Susie.

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    1. I'm glad you liked the sound effects! I thought it would be fun. :)

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  5. Love the choice for Nash. Congrats! Looking forward to reading this book.
    CherylB1987 AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. I'm glad you like Nash! I confess I loved that show back in its day, and I discovered it in reruns on the Insp channel. It got me through a surgery recovery!

      Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Looks like this one's on track to be a fun read....haha!
    Thanks for the opportunity :-)

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    1. Great joke, Trixi! So glad you could come by. I hope you enjoy the story!

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  7. Congratulations, Susie! I love train stories! Thanks for the inclusion of the train sound... I'll use this as background while I write. :)

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    1. Aren't the train sounds fun? I'm glad you enjoy them! Thanks so much, Anita!

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  8. Fun, fun, fun! I can't wait to read this collection, Susie!

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    1. Jen, I hope you enjoy it! I had read a few of the stories before publication, but now I'm reading the others and they are so much fun!

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  9. I think the old time railroads were mystifying and in their own way, very romantic..... My brother in law was a career railroad engineer! Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes@hotmail.com

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    1. I totally agree with you, Cindi! Old trains are indeed romantic, charming, and fun. How neat to have a railroad engineer in the family, too! What a fascinating job.

      So glad you could come by!

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  10. We love riding the Cass Scenic Railroad. TY for the chance to win.

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    1. Ooh, sounds fun! I'm not familiar with the Cass Scenic Railroad, but I enjoy riding the rails whenever I have the opportunity.

      Thanks for coming by, Lucy!

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  11. I don't know what it is about trains, but they are so romantic and fascinating! I can't wait to read all of the stories that revolve around such a vital part of our American history!

    mylittlebirdie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Hi Karen! I love trains, too. They are indeed romantic and fascinating--although my latest Amtrak ride was not remotely romantic, LOL. But it was indeed fun.

      Thanks for coming by!

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  12. Susie, these photos are AMAZING! I've never ridden on a train. It would be a fun experience!

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    1. Oh Caryl, you have to try to ride a train sometime. It's an amazing experience! Last summer we rode the train to the Grand Canyon Train. What a delight that was for the whole family.

      So glad you could visit!

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  13. Wow I love seeing these old-fashioned trains! Such nice pictures. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoy the pictures! The train interior shots are sure gorgeous, aren't they? Who wouldn't want to eat in that dining car?!

      Thanks for coming by!

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  14. Congratulations on your latest release, Susanne! I'm eager to read "The Honeymoon Express" and the other stories in this collection!

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    1. Thanks, Britney! I hope you enjoy the stories! The other authors are all amazing.

      I'm so glad you could come by!

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