Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Blog Tour/Guest Post: The Express Rider's Lady by Stacy Henrie


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The Express Rider's LadyThe Express Rider's Lady
by Stacy Henrie

Adult Christian Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 288 pages
February 9th 2016 by Love Inspired


Westward Wedding Journey

Delsie Radford is going to make it to California, no matter the danger or difficulty. Her father may have kept her and her sister apart, but Delsie refuses to miss her sister's wedding—even with only eighteen days to get there. And she's found the perfect escort in Pony Express rider Myles Patton.

Myles can't believe it when a pretty socialite hires him to take her cross-country through rough terrain and dangerous territory. Surely she'll quit before they reach their destination—he's known girls like her before. But the longer they ride together, the more Myles notices Delsie's toughness and kindness beneath her polished exterior. And though they may be worlds apart…they might just be perfect for each other.



A Taste for Adventure – Five Reasons Why Being a Pony Express Rider Was the Ultimate in Adventure Professions



1. With only a trusty steed and a pistol or two for companions, Express riding was not for the lonely or afraid. Riders would spend hours in the saddle, only encountering people at stops every twelve to twenty miles, and then for just a few brief minutes as the mail saddle was thrown onto the back of a fresh mount. A number of riders were also orphans with little or no family waiting for them back at their home base.

2. The weather out West can be a fickle mistress, changing with little warning. Express riders had to push through to deliver the mail whether they encountered sun, rain, hail, snow drifts, or even flash floods.

3. Not everyone appreciated the daring feat of the Express riders. Shortly after the creation of the Pony Express, Indians in Nevada and Utah began attacking Express stations, killing workers, and running off livestock. The troubles were soon resolved, but Express riders didn’t ride fast horses just to deliver the mail quickly—Express horses could supposedly outrun Indian ponies.

4. Express riders were expected to traverse whatever terrain their assigned route involved. Long stretches of prairie, mountainous regions, or barren deserts—the Express trail encompassed them all and its riders had to maneuver the varied landscape at top speed.

5. Besting oneself against the elements, enemies, and delays in order to deliver the mail must have been a weekly, and later a semi-weekly, adrenaline rush for Express riders. No wonder their stories have become larger than life. From a venture that only lasted a year and a half, legends were created that still endure today.

- Stacy Henrie





Stacy Henrie has always had a love for history, fiction, and chocolate. She earned her B.A. in public relations before turning her attentions to raising a family and writing inspirational historical romances. Wife of an entrepreneur husband and a mother to three, Stacy loves to live out history through her fictional characters. In addition to author, she is also a reader, a road trip enthusiast, and a novice interior decorator.

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3 comments:

Stacy Henrie said...

Thanks for posting about the book!

Melanie Valderrama said...

You're welcome!

Penny said...

Thanks for the post!

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