National Hat Day

Since today is National Hat Day, I thought it might be fun to post a few photos of hats that some of my characters might have worn.

While a large portion of my contemporary characters wear cowboy hats, the women in my historical romances bring a colorful array of headgear to the table.

In the Hardman Holidays series, the Granger women wear an assortment of hats.

hats 3 1890s

hats 1890sI imagine some of their hats were along these lines, particularly Dora Granger. She likes her hats to make a loud and bold statement.

The Pendleton Petticoat series also features women wearing hats.

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hats aundy 2Their hats were quite similar to some of these.

Aundy, the heroine in Aundy, has many beautiful clothes and hats. Her grandmother was a milliner, her aunt owns an exclusive boutique in Chicago and her sister is one of the most talented seamstresses of her time.

hats aundy 5I can just see Aundy wearing something like this. Aren’t the feathers on the hat fun?

hats aundy 4And I can definitely picture her wearing this.

If you’d like to read Aundy’s story, the book is available in paperback, digital, or audio versions.

Pendleton Petticoats Series

Aundy CoverAundy (Book 1) – Desperate to better her situation, Aundy Thorsen agrees to leave behind her life in Chicago to fulfill a farmer’s request for a mail-order bride in Pendleton, Oregon.  When a tragic accident leaves her a widow soon after becoming a wife, Aundy takes on the challenge of learning how to manage a farm, even if it means her stubborn determination to succeed upsets a few of the neighbors.

Born and raised on the family ranch, Garrett Nash loves life in the bustling community of Pendleton in 1899. When his neighbor passes away and leaves behind a plucky widow, Garrett takes on the role of her protector and guardian. His admiration for her tenacious spirit soon turns to something more. He just needs to convince the strong-willed Aundy to give love another try.

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