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Please give a warm welcome to J.v.L. Bell as she joins us to today to talk about her book, The Lucky Hat Mine! Welcome!

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Colorado Territory, 1863

What’s a Southern Belle to do?

Wife-wanted ads are always risky business, but Millie Virginia never imagined she’d survive the perilous trip across the Great Plains only to find her intended husband in a pine box. Was he killed in an accident? Or murdered for his gold mine? Stuck in the remote mining town of Idaho Springs without friends or means, Millie is beleaguered by undesirable suitors and threatened by an unknown assailant, but her troubles escalate when the brother of her dead fiancé, Dominic Drouillard, unexpectedly turns up.

Dom is an ill-mannered mountain man who invades Millie’s log cabin, insists that his brother was murdered, and refuses to leave until he finds the killer. Compelled to join forces with her erstwhile brother-in-law, Millie discovers the search for Colorado gold is perilous, especially with a murderer on their trail.

The Lucky Hat Mine interlaces the tale of a feisty heroine with fun frontier history and a bit of romance to create a story the Denver Post described as “Filled with period detail and real-life pioneers, a spirited…tale.”

As a new author, I love to hear what readers think of The Lucky Hat Mine, so please drop me a line at julie@jvlbell.com. If you enjoy audiobooks, The Lucky Hat Mine is read by Nancy Wu and guaranteed to entertain.

Thanks so much to Shanna for inviting me on her blog.

Thanks so much for joining us today, Julie!

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91opiffrqyl-_ux250_Author J.v.L. Bell is a Colorado native who grew up climbing 14,000 ft. mountains, exploring old ghost towns, and hiking in the deserts of Utah. Whenever possible, she and her family can be found hiking, rafting, or cross-country skiing.

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