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THE STORY BEHIND COURTING COUNTRY by LoRee Peery
Saturday, October 17, 2020 by Patti Shene

FEATURED BOOK: Courting Country

AUTHOR: LoRee Peery

PUBLISHER: White Rose Publishing (Pelican Book Group)

GENRE: Contemporary Christian Romance

SERIES OR STAND ALONE: Stand Alone

TARGET AGE: Twenty-something to seventy-something

 

 

 

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WELCOME AUTHOR LOREE PEERY TO PATTI’S PORCH. LOREE SHARES THE HUMOROUS STORY BEHIND THE STORY OF HER LATEST NOVEL.

 

 

 

LOREE IS OFFERING A GIVEAWAY! SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING FOR A PDF OF COURTING COUNTRY OR A PRINT COPY OF A PAST TITLE.COPY OF (NAME OF BOOK).

 

 

 

THE STORY BEHIND COURTING COUNTRY

 

 

 

by

 

 

 

Loree Peery

 

 

 

Each of my stories has been sparked by something different. One element my writing lacks is humor. A friend met a man off a dating site, and after a time, they agreed to meet. He rather went out of his way to make that happen.

 

 

 

Headed to the ranch, she basked in the setting until they reached his turn-off. She remarked on the old rickety tree post fence, dilapidated buildings and junk cars. The home that yelled Wow!—until she saw the inside.

 

 

 

She cracked me up as she related the experiences she went through on that cowboy’s ranch. My friend pointed out details that painted quite a picture, from rather gross to hilarious. Can you imagine watching a cowboy shake cinnamon on a salad? I understand he lacked table manners as well as culinary combinations.

 

 

 

My friend gave me permission to fictionalize some of what she told me for a story. I did a quick search of dating sites so I wouldn’t copy a name, and came up with Country Courting. Some of the book titles she suggested were:

 

An Odd Man / An Odd Date

Another Dating Nightmare

The Goat Sisters

A Ranch Called “Junk Dump”

The Foulest Smelling Chili Ever

Sagebrush and Crockpots

The No-Romance Ranch

A Ranch, a Ring, and Repulsion.

 

 

 

One critique friend thought the book title should be the same as the fictitious site, but Courting Country sounded better to me.

 

 

 

The guy really was kind and gentle, just socially deficient and not a match for her. My friend ended up more blessed than she’d initially been repulsed, though she and the rancher parted in an amicable manner. God used the trip for her good and His glory. My heroine Kylie is totally fictionalized, as is hero Taggart, and the rancher they knew as a young man.

 

 

 

I have bachelor brothers and I must admit they live much differently than I do. But none keep a home such as the one my friend described this widower rancher did. There is something to be said about the lack of a woman’s presence in a house.

 

 

 

Courting Country is the first story I’ve written that is set somewhere other than Nebraska. I love the Black Hills of South Dakota and dream of living in the Rapid City area during the heat and humidity of July and August. One of my favorite events is Wild Deadwood Reads. I first attended as a reader in 2018, then as an author in 2019. Both were memorable times. One of the cancellations in 2020 due to the virus was that June event. I’m signed up for 2021 and will have print copies of my books. I look forward to another wonderful weekend.

 

 

 

A question for you. Has anyone had an awkward online dating experience? Share details if you dare.

 

 

 

Blurb for Courting Country

Taggart Bauman has secretly loved Kylie Gordon since they were young, but she married his best friend. When Kylie is widowed, Taggart promises to take care of her. And even though he could be free to profess his love, he chooses to keep his feelings a secret. If Kylie knew that he'd failed to save her husband, she'd never forgive him. He knows, because he can't forgive himself.

After being alone for so long, Kylie believes an online dating service is her last chance at finding love. But she continually finds herself in "situationships" that require Taggart to rescue her. When at last she reconnects with Eldon Wenz, an old friend from their college years, she thinks perhaps this is finally her second chance at love...but just in case, she asks Taggart to accompany her when she travels to Eldon's ranch.

But sometimes things are not what they seem, and when one more situationship crops up, Taggart vents his resentment and tells Kylie she needs to work out the choices she's making.

Will Taggart lose Kylie forever, friendship and all, or will Kylie realize that what she's been searching for has been right in front of her the whole time?

 

 

Amazon buy link http://ow.ly/Al9f30rfuS2

 

 

DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE PLACED IN THE DRAWING TO WIN A PDF OF COURTING COUNTRY OR A PRINT COPY OF A PAST TITLE BY LOREE BETWEEN NOW AND TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27TH AT MIDNIGHT MST.

BY LEAVING A COMMENT, YOU GRANT PERMISSION FOR YOUR EMAIL TO BE REVEALED TO THE AUTHOR IF YOU ARE THE WINNER TO FACILITATE RECEIPT OF YOUR BOOK.

 

Nebraska country girl LoRee Peery writes fiction that hopefully appeals to adult readers who enjoy stories written from a Christian perspective, focusing on the romance. These include novels and novellas for women and men in the Contemporary, Romance, Historical, Time Travel, and Mystery/Suspense categories. She writes of redeeming grace with a sense of place. Her Frivolities Series and the book based on her father’s unsolved homicide, Touches of Time, are available on Amazon. She is who she is by the grace of God: Christian, country girl, wife, mother, grandmother and great-, sister, friend, and author.

Connect with Loree:

Website   www.loreepeery.com

Twitter   https://twitter.com/LoreePeery

Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/LoReePeery

Pelican   http://tinyurl.com/kwz9enk

Amazon   https://www.amazon.com/LoRee-Peery/e/B004UAGL2W/ref

 

 

 

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Comments

LoRee From At 10/21/2020 3:14:05 PM

Natalya, I know very happily married couples who met online. It can happen if it's meant to. Thanks for commenting.

Natalya Lakhno From CA At 10/20/2020 7:05:15 PM

This is hilarious, love it! :) Has anyone had an awkward online dating experience? Not that I know of BUT two of my friends met their spouses online...I still can't believe it.

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Natalya. Thank you for stopping by. I can't think of anyone I know who has jumped into the online dating game. I would imagine it could result in some interesting situations!

LoRee Peery From At 10/20/2020 1:39:39 PM

Pam, I hope I've given readers a chuckle or two. Thank you for your support.

LoRee Peery From At 10/20/2020 1:38:14 PM

Karen and Patti, I believe it takes a fearless person to pursue online dating. Thanks for your comments. I've known my husband for 50 years and never in my wildest imagination could have come up with the world as it is now.

LoRee Peery From At 10/20/2020 1:34:48 PM

Hi Carol, thanks for stopping and for your good thoughts.

Pamela S Thibodeaux From LA At 10/19/2020 9:54:48 PM

What a hilarious story and as always great premise for a novel LOL! Good luck and God's blessings PamT

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Pam. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a message for LoRee.

Karen Malley From PA At 10/19/2020 7:48:54 PM

Your backstory and book description sound fascinating. I'm intrigued! Fortunately, I don't have any online dating stories, since I met my husband back in 1994. Our relationship pre-dates the online romance era!

Reply by: Patti Shene

Same here, Karen. My husband and I were married back in 1977. Thank you for stopping by and adding to the conversation.

Carol James From Georgia At 10/19/2020 2:40:06 PM

Congratulations on your new release, LoRee. Sounds like a great storyline.

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Carol. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment for LoRee

LoRee Peery From At 10/19/2020 12:33:26 PM

Dave, thanks for the smile. I'm left-handed (makes typing interesting) right now. For the first time in 46 years, my hubs has learned to make coffee because I'm not supposed to use my right arm post-surgery. There is hope for everyone.

LoRee Peery From At 10/19/2020 12:28:38 PM

Hey, Harry. Thanks for stopping. I shared good words about you and your writing with my book club.

LoRee Peery From At 10/19/2020 12:26:27 PM

Diana, thank you for your kind words.

LoRee Peery From At 10/19/2020 12:25:10 PM

Amre, I'll only say my hero dealt with survivor's guilt.

LoRee Peery From Nebraska At 10/19/2020 12:23:08 PM

I'm not really late to the party. Years ago I decided to leave my computer alone on Sundays. Thanks, Patti, for being on the ball.

Reply by: Patti Shene

LoRee, that’s a practice I would love to embrace. Just never seems to work out. I’m delighted to host you.

Amre From Idaho At 10/19/2020 9:04:04 AM

Sounds like an interesting story ... I'm wondering how he failed his friend-good hook! Husbands and wives' roles have become blurred due to necessity but my hubby's organizational skills outrank mine severely! :)

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Amre. Thank you for stopping by and contributing to the discussion.

Diana From California At 10/19/2020 8:06:55 AM

I liked the blurb. It sounds like a very interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Diana. Thank you for coming by and letting us know you were here.

H. L. Wegley From Seattle At 10/18/2020 8:57:56 PM

Fortunately for my wife, I didn't have time to develop any bachelor's housekeeping habits. I got married at age 20 and had been living at home and commuting to college. Poor Taggart. I feel sorry for him :)

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Harry. So good to see you here. Thank you for contributing to the discussion with your thoughts.

Dave From Alabama At 10/18/2020 7:27:17 AM

What's this about how men "keep home"? My wife might tend to agree.

Reply by: Patti Shene

LOL Dave! In all fairness to my late hubby, I believe he was the better housekeeper. Thank you for stopping by.

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