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by Stacy HenriePaperback & ebook, 288 pages
Adult Christian Historical Romance
Adult Christian Historical Romance
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 weddingóeven 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 destinationóhe'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 apartÖthey might just be perfect for each other.
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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Guest Post: "Reaching California in Time"
Delsie Radford, the heroine of THE EXPRESS RIDER’S LADY, must travel from Missouri to California in just eighteen days if she wants to be to her sister’s wedding. But would such a feat have been possible?
I knew initially I wanted this book to feature the Pony Express and a young woman who had to be to California quicker than it would take to ride the stagecoach there. But I had to figure out a plausible way to get Delsie to her sister’s wedding on time. And I couldn’t do it the same way the Pony Express did.
While the Pony Express was able to get mail from St. Joseph, Missouri to California in ten days, the trek wasn’t made by a single rider or horse—as it needed to be in my story. Express riders’ routes averaged between 75 and 125 miles, changing horses every twelve to twenty in order to maintain maximum speed.
In my book, Myles Patton, the Express rider who’d supposed to accompany Delsie to California, points out the impossibility of riding the same horses day in and day out, while being burdened down with supplies. He also tells her it isn’t likely they’ll be able to pay for new horses at every Express station.
("Pony-express-joseph". Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Commons.)
But Delsie—and I—came up with a workable plan. She and Myles could ride the same horses, but they’d rest them every hour and a half throughout the day. To avoid carrying supplies, they’d pay for lodging and food at a different home station each night along the Express trail.
Would such a venture have actually worked? It’s entirely possible, and in the case of Delsie and Myles, it’s just the plan they need to travel the nearly 1800 miles from Missouri to California, in time.
- Stacy Henrie
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