Wagon Trains, Historical Romance, and Emma

What do wagon trains, historical romance and Emma have to do with one another? Well, research on wagon trains was the inspiration for the most recent western historical romance I wrote, Emma’s Epiphany. (Don’t search for it – it is only available in a multi-author anthology right now, Hopeful Brides.)

Sometimes my stories and books begin with an idea that just takes on a life of it’s own and I run with it. I just run with the muse.

Other times I have to do research in order to accurately convey facts or time period details that are authentic for the time period I’m writing about… or truthfully for those readers who are historically knowledgeable and will call me out if I’m not. How’s that for transparency? : )

I could live in my imagination ALL DAY LONG, and create stories that have no basis in fact, but rather are fully born of my imagination and muse. However, that doesn’t always work well for authors, especially when they write in a historical period with readers who scrutinize accuracy, and so I must research!

While researching the Oregon Trail and wagon trains, I found out some facts that were surprising to me, and I wrote about that on the Sweet Americana Sweethearts blog where I’m a contributor and author member, and you can find that article here.

That research inspired a story about Emma. Emma is (this should come as no surprise for those of you who read my books) a Suffragette. She lives in Boston, and returns home from a protest that she participated in to find something that completely rocks her world. I’m not going to give you all the details, but you can find out more at the Hopeful Brides listing on Amazon.com.

Emma is strong-willed (she’s a suffragette after all!), a junior in college, and excited about all that’s ahead of her, but that all comes to a screeching halt, and yes, as you’ve probably guessed, she ends up on a wagon train headed west.

I tried to be as true to what a wagon train was really like (not a Hollywood Western version) as possible, and Emma experiences some difficult days during her journey, but at the end (as with all my books), she finds hope and… love.

I hope this will entice you to consider picking up a copy of Hopeful Brides. It’s just $.99 right now, or FREE if you have a Kindle Unlimited membership. I’m friends with the other two authors, Annie Bone and Terri Grace, and truly thrilled to be able to release an anthology with them. Get your copy of HOPEFUL BRIDES here.

If you have questions, please leave a comment, and I promise to respond to you.

Also, please head over to the Sweet Americana Sweethearts blog, read my article there, then come back here and let me know which of the 5 Facts most surprised you in the comments below, or if you already knew them all, that’s okay, too. One lucky commenter will win a $10 gift card to Amazon— so please share this post and comment below!

Have you traveled the Oregon Trail? Let us know.

*** This contest will run through Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 20th and the winner will be randomly chosen – but you do have to comment in order to win! Now go read the article on Sweet Americana Sweethearts and come back here and comment! Share and invite your friends to participate, too. It’s Random Acts of Kindness Day, after all. 🙂

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MARGARET a Sweet Suffragette Mail Order Bride Agency Book is Live!

Margaret is live on Amazon!  This is book three in the Choice Brides Agency series, and features Margaret, a teacher from Boston. When Margaret loses everything to a home fire, she has to regroup and consider something she never thought she would… becoming a mail-order bride.

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Fortunately for her, Elizabeth Dow Sharpe, her best friend and Suffragette Sister, runs a mail-order bride agency specifically for Suffragettes, and Elizabeth thinks she has found the perfect match for Margaret. A cowboy from Helena, Montana.

But what neither of them realizes is that the groom-to-be has a secret that has caused him to move up the date of his mail-order brides arrival.

He needs a wife, and fast. She is devastated, but needs to make a new start.
But will his secret tear them apart – or bring them together?

Find out!

MARGARET is available exclusively on Amazon, and is free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

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MARGARET Suffragette Choice Mail-Order Brides Agency Cover Reveal

What better day to announce the new Cover Reveal for MARGARET, book 3 in the Suffragette Choice Mail-Order Brides Agency Series – than Hump Day? The day we turn the corner to the weekend!

MARGARET is scheduled to publish in early May, but in the meantime you can enjoy the cover, and the blurb:

Margaret Singleton has lost nearly everything. She lost her teaching job because of her Suffragette involvement, she lost her home and parents to a fire, and now she’s found out that she’s destitute; her parents mortgaged everything to pay for her college education. She has no family. No job. No money.

When it becomes evident she can’t get a teaching job in her beloved Boston because of the gossip spread by the headmaster of her former school, Margaret faces the fact that she may have to do something she never thought she would ever do.

Elizabeth, one of Margaret’s dearest friends, has just opened a Mail-Order Bride Agency that caters to Suffragettes by finding men seeking brides, who are also supportive of the Suffrage movement. When Elizabeth approaches Margaret about heading West to become the bride of one of her clients, Margaret is forced to reevaluate her life, and face the fact that there’s no future for her in her hometown.

She’s lost everything, and the thought of leaving her friends and city behind tears her apart, but she has to do something, and there’s nothing left for her in Boston.

Will Margaret find a future with the man Elizabeth believes is a good match for her? Will she ever be able to trust again after all she’s lost, especially when she finds out that things aren’t exactly as they were portrayed when she finally arrives the West?

And now, the cover:



Behold! The beautiful cover of MARGARET, Book 3 in the Suffragette Choice Mail-Order Agency Series! (Want to know when MARGARET launches so you can take advantage of special launch-day pricing? Join the CHOICE READER LIST HERE.)
P.S. Thank you, Sarah Hansen, for another beautiful-beyond-description cover!


BEGINNINGS: A Women’s Fiction Suffragette Story: Sweet, Clean and Wholesome Historical Suffragettes Mail-Order Brides Agency is LIVE

My very first book, BEGINNINGS, has been part of an exclusive Bestselling Amazon boxset for the last several months, and is finally available separately! For those of you reading the Suffragette Choice Brides Agency series, this book is the beginning of the entire series.

Get your copy here: BEGINNINGS: A Women’s Fiction Suffragette Story: Sweet, Clean and Wholesome Historical Suffrages Mail-Order Brides Agency, Book 1

This book begins with Elizabeth and her friend Margaret’s arrest and ride in a Paddy Wagon to Elizabeth’s home. What transpires from there is the catalyst behind Elizabeth’s decision to begin her own Mail-Order Bride Agency… with a twist. (You’ll have to read the book to find out what that is!)

I hope you enjoy BEGINNINGS, and the entire Suffragettes Mail Order Brides Agency series.

ELIZABETH, Book 2, is also live on Amazon, and MARGARET is in process. I’ll reveal the book cover for that soon!

If you’re not on the Choice Brides Reader list, you can join that here: CHOICE BRIDES READER  I email only when a new book has been released (special launch day pricing!), or when I’m hosting a giveaway or contest. All fun and zero spam, guaranteed.

Please don’t forget to leave a review for any and all of the books you’ve read.

With love,


ELIZABETH: Suffragettes Mail Order Bride Agency Book 2 is LIVE

It’s been promised for awhile and now ELIZABETH is LIVE on Amazon! You canElizabeth by Kate Cambridge on Amazon get your copy here.

If you’re wondering what took so long, a female bandit made her way into the story, and Elizabeth encountered some unexpected challenges in her journey West! You can read all about it in the book, and today through Wednesday there’s special launch day pricing of just 99 cents!

Do you love reading fiction? Delight in telling other people about the last book you read? Spend time online (social media, blogging, etc.)? Then you might be a perfect addition to my Kate Cambridge street team!

If you are interested in being a beta reader, ARC reader, or part of my new Street Team, please email me at kate@katecambridge.com to let me know which of those you’re interested in, along with any details on other teams you may be involved in and what you love most.

Most importantly, thanks for being part of this journey with me. I love writing sweet, inspiring stories that make a difference, and if that is the case for you, please consider letting other readers know by leaving a review for the book here.

Thank you!

Cover Reveal for “Elizabeth, The Suffragettes Mail Order Brides Series”

Here she is… the cover reveal for ELIZABETH: Choice Brides Agency, Suffragettes Mail-Order Brides Series, Book 2.

The book is at my editor’s right now, and I hope to publish within two weeks. This series is women’s fiction and historical mail order bride focused, as it brings to live (via fiction) the lives of women who championed the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Women to whom I will forever be grateful.

Please sign up for “Choice Readers” updates: http://eepurl.com/bKn9RT, and be the first to know when the book has published at a special rate for my readers and social connections!



BEGINNINGS is Live in a Multi-author Mega Box Set on Amazon


My very first story, BEGINNINGS, is part of an exclusive bestselling box set called “19 Brides For 19 Cowboys”!

The book sets the stage for my new Suffragette Mail-Order Bride series, and the story of Elizabeth and her passion for women’s rights and her love for her friends. She’s feisty, beautiful, independent, and a woman of faith. The Multi-Author Mega Box Set is LIVE on Amazon! Click the image below to check it out, and read my story, BEGINNINGS, by Kate Cambridge. It is available exclusively in this box set for the next 6 months. Enjoy, and please leave a review if you love the story, and get on the email list above for advance notice of Elizabeth’s story! Get your copy of BEGINNINGS here along with 18 additional exclusive, never-before published books: BEGINNINGS

My new Suffragette Mail-Order bride series, and it’s not like anything you have ever read before!  Sign up for our Choice Readers list and we’ll let you know the moment it launches http://eepurl.com/bKn9RT.


You’ll also have advanced notice of new titles that are published, which means you get an amazing price of $0.99, and 3 days to pick it up at that price before it increases! We’ll let you know when we have fun giveaways, contest, and even ARC opportunities.

I look forward to connecting!