Sandy lives in a quiet suburb of Indianapolis, where she teaches psychology. She owns a small stable of harness racehorses and enjoys spending time at Hoosier Park racetrack.
Published through Forever Yours, Carina Press, and indie-published, she has been an Amazon #1 Bestseller multiple times and has won numerous awards including two HOLT Medallions.
Please visit her website at sandyjames.com for more information or find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest as "sandyjamesbooks."
Represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne & Miller Literary.
**Contains love scenes and adult language
She finds Mr. Perfect shooting pool in a biker bar. He's a blue-collar hunk who just happens to look great in leather. But the mysterious Scott Brady has some rules of his own: he won't agree to her deal unless she poses as his girlfriend in front of his family and friends first.
As the reunion nears, Maddie tries to maintain her carefree façade, knowing she'll soon face some old ghosts. She's torn between her growing attraction to Scott and the nagging feeling that he's hiding something important. Will she still want him when she finds out his secret? What about when he discovers hers?
Get to know the lovable townsfolk of Come-By-Chance,1884.
There'll be handsome cowboys and nervous brides; a man who's a champion gossip, a woman who's a champion fighter; some really good horses, some really bad weather; deeds of good and evil, a mighty big fire; one exciting horse race, and a romantic handmade bed. There’ll be more than one mistaken identity, certainly no shortage of weddings, and at least one villain who'll finally get his comeuppance. And of course, the birth of a very special baby.
And in the midst of all this True Love and True Adventure, you'll find that, somewhere along the journey, you fell in love with the good people of Come-By-Chance for yourself.
In this much-loved series (over 100,000 copies sold) strong women risk everything to rise above their desperate circumstances, find true love, and wed real men who'll treat them right.
This box set contains Books 1-4: See below for a quick description of each book, or better yet, purchase this great box set now and start reading!
Ruby: Schoolmistress Ruby finds herself in a dire situation when the school's owner, the whiskey-breathed Samuel Murphy, develops wandering hands. Fortunately, Ruby sees an advertisement in the Matrimonial News and takes a desperate chance, writing away to the charming six-feet-four James Drinkwater. Is the handsome Montana man all that he seems? Expect the unexpected!
Emily: After Emily witnesses a man being strangled, the strangler gives chase, and Emily ends up on a train headed for who knows where! She soon finds herself switching places with a girl who is traveling to marry a rich, handsome Montana man. Could the sneaky Slim Jim be up to no good again? Emily's Pa always told her, "The Lord moves in mysterious ways," and Emily will soon learn whether or not it's truly the case!
Violet: One horserace! Two weddings! Three Wilkinson brothers all wed by the end! Four hand-carved posts on a brand new matrimonial bed! Five-and-twenty pies at the First Annual Come-By-Chance Pie Making Contest! You may be surprised to find that more than one of your favorite characters will find true love.
Kate: Love isn’t just for youngsters! Feisty intelligent widow Kate Munro has a good life in Pittsburgh – until the corrupt Samuel "Bullyboy" Murphy causes her to unfairly lose her position as a postmistress. Kate is to be cast out into the street! With no other options, she must accept an offer of marriage from a mature man who lives near the town of Come-By-Chance, Montana. Can she sacrifice her independence for a man? Find freedom within a good match? Or better yet, might a rollicking adventure lead Kate all the way to true love?
The Come-By-Chance Mail Order Bride series has over 800 5-star reviews!
What readers are saying:
★★★★★ 'I wish I could move there too! I just love all the characters.'
★★★★★ 'I can't wait to see if that mean old outlaw gets what he deserves.'
★★★★★ 'I would recommend this book and the whole series to any who enjoy clean, exciting western historical fiction.'
★★★★★ 'Love the Come By Chance mail order brides series ... they are funny and good decent books.'
★★★★ 'That kind of originality earned my respect and a fourth star. Nice going, Juliet.'
★★★★★ 'I am addicted to all of them so far. They are sweet, funny and romantic.'
★★★★★ 'The characters are so colorful and many are very funny.'
★★★★ 'This entire series is great to read. I recommend this author to everyone. These stories are quick to read and held my interest. Enjoy!!’
★★★★★ 'Love the town of Come By Chance. Feel like I know the folks. Drama, romance, mystery, it has it all.’
Descended from gypsies, Joy Kovacs’s traditional family has already selected both her husband and her career in the family restaurant, but her heart belongs to her art and also to Lucas.
Before they can determine whether their passion can survive her family's opposition, Joy must first help Lucas break free from his prison of grief.