Spotlight & Giveaway: The Cowboy Who Came Calling by Linda Broday

Posted February 13th, 2018 by in Blog, Spotlight / 69 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Linda Broday to HJ!


Hi Linda and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, The Cowboy Who Came Calling!


Please share your favorite Scene from The Cowboy Who Came Calling:

Oh gosh, there are so many favorite scenes it’s hard to choose just one.
This one though won out. It’s the scene where Luke McClain finally gets his suspicions that Glory Day is going blind confirmed. He has taken supper with the family and afterward asks Glory to take a walk. After talking about various things, he bets her that she can’t hit the corner of the chopping block. An excellent marksman, Glory says she can. Of course, she misses. Tries a second time and misses again.
It kills Luke to learn that his suspicions are true. He wants to protect and take care of her only she doesn’t think he loves her and that what he feels is pity.
This story was inspired when I almost lost my vision in 1989 due to a disease that ravaged my body. Doctors couldn’t stop the deterioration and I feared I’d go blind. So, I poured those fears and uncertainty into this story. Glory Day is me.
Here’s the excerpt:

“Glory, do you have a problem seeing?” Her sharp intake of breath told Luke he’d hit a sore spot.

“I would think a fellow in your shoes would keep his nose from where it didn’t belong. It isn’t any of your business if I am…which I’m not!”

“Mind if I see for myself? Bet you can’t hit that chopping block over there.”

“I can too.” She accepted his Colt, tested the weight, took aim, fired.

And missed.

Luke lifted an eyebrow. The unfamiliar fear fanning out in his chest was different from the way he had felt when he had to arrest his sister-in-law Jessie for murder. Though he’d watched Glory stumble on occasion and have trouble reading, he laid it to any number of reasons. He hadn’t wanted this confirmation that meant it was one more thing he couldn’t fix.

Glory’s hands shook. “If I had my Winchester…if it wasn’t almost dark.”

The door to the house flew open and her sisters Hope and Patience stood on the porch.

“Glory, did you have to go and shoot him again?” Patience yelled.

Luke glanced at Glory. “I’m all right, Punkin. She was only practicing so she could do a better job next time.”

“Go back inside. If I decide to put another hole in him, I’ll sell tickets,” Glory told her sisters.

His grin died a quick death when she cocked the hammer, lining up another bullet in the chamber. He held up his hands. “Hey, hold it. I’m an unarmed cripple.”

In reply, she steadied her arm and sent another chunk of lead toward the offending target.
And missed again.

“How long did you think you could keep this secret?” he asked quietly.

“Long as I had to.” She handed the weapon back, the quiver of her chin betraying the struggle for control.

Luke pulled her against him. “Marry me, Glory. Let me take care of you, of your family.”

She leaned back to look up at him. “Why? I can think of better excuses to marry someone.”

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

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Giveaway: Print copy of The Cowboy Who Came Calling (Texas Heroes) by Linda Broday


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Book Info:

He’ll do what it takes
To win
Her heart

Glory Day may be losing her vision, but that doesn’t mean she’ll ever stop fighting. Determined to provide for her struggling family, she confronts an outlaw with a price on his head. But when a mysterious cowboy gets between her and her target, Glory accidentally shoots him instead. Flustered, she has no option but to take the handsome stranger home to treat his wounds.

Former Texas Ranger Luke McClain didn’t plan to fall in love, but there’s no denying the strength of Glory’s will or the sweetness of her heart. But Glory’s been burned before, and Luke will have to reach into the depths of his own battered soul to convince her to take a chance…

And trust that love is worth fighting for.

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Meet the Author:

At a young age, LINDA BRODAY discovered a love for storytelling, history, and anything pertaining to the Old West. After years of writing romance, it’s still tall rugged cowboys that spark her imagination. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Linda has won many awards, including the prestigious National Readers’ Choice Award and the Texas Gold. She resides in the Texas Panhandle where she’s inspired every day.
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69 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: The Cowboy Who Came Calling by Linda Broday”

    • lindabroday

      Hi, Bonnie……You know, I certainly fear that too. There have been times when I got mixed up and took double. Yikes! Not good. But my memory has a lot to be desired, especially when I have my mind up in the clouds. Thank you for coming.

    • lindabroday

      Hi Mary…..Yes, I can see why being that it’s genetic. Or they say that anyway. I’ll pray that you never have to face that fear and can keep reading until they put you in the ground. Even then, you might have a book clutched in your hand. Ha! I have no doubt about me. 🙂 Good luck in the drawing.

    • lindabroday

      Hi Sonia…….I would definitely hate to drown and I don’t really know how to swim. I never got over my fear of the water. I hope you never have to face that terror. Good luck in the drawing and thanks for coming.

  1. Tonya Lucas

    I fear the 3 T’s- Trains, Tarantulas, And Tornadoes. The 2nd being the worst. I even had a hard time typing that word. YIKES!!!
    The 2nd & 3rd are self explanatory, but the 1st you probably wonder why. When I was in grade school they showed a film about trains and the danger of jumping on them while moving. A young boy did just that in the movie and fell underneath it. Why they showed what his body looked like cut into different pieces on both sides of the track I don’t know, but that image has stayed with me my entire life. So I don’t even like to be stopped close to a train while it’s passing through a railroad crossing.
    I’m so excited they are showcasing your book here. The Cowboy Who Came Calling was phenomenal.

    • lindabroday

      Hi, Tonya!!!! How horrible that they showed that film in grade school. Good grief! What were they thinking? I was terror stricken at the thought of being in a tornado but after I was and barely survived, I’ve lost that fear. I guess facing it and surviving made it go away. Now, tarantulas…that’s a whole different story. I get the heebie-jeebies just thinking about one crawling on me with their hairy little legs. No way! I’m so happy that you liked The Cowboy Who Came Calling and you’re now ready for the next thrilling adventure in Book #3 To Catch A Texas Star in July! Love you, lady!

    • lindabroday

      Hi Debra…….I can’t do heights either. If I stand near the edge of a cliff or at the windows in a tall building I start to sway and have to grab hold of something. Good luck in the drawing and have a beautiful day!

  2. sejoc1968

    On a daily basis and life long fear is a severe fear of heights. Like I barely like being off the floor! Like you though I have fears associated with my MS, one is going blind and the other is becoming a quadraplegic again. Can you imagine becoming a quadraplegic and having to learn to get from one surface to another with a sliding board when your deathly afaid of heights. It was the scariest time in my so far. See I told you I can’t pick one of anything!

    • Tonya Lucas

      Stephanie- when they gave me that epidural to get feeling and circulation & blood back to my foot after my ankle was broke. I had no feeling it morning from my waist down for 1/2 a day. Fear soared through me. So to hear your story frightens me to death. I pray pray you NEVER, EVER have to go through that again. Love you my sweet friend.

    • lindabroday

      Hi Stephanie……Wow, it’s great that you came! No, I cannot imagine what you faced being a quadriplegic. How scary! I’m so grateful that you came back from that and are walking again. God is good! Sharing MS with you has given me new appreciation for what we endure even on a daily basis. When we get up in the mornings, we never what part of us has decided not to work. But we go about our day as best we can with no complaints. Love you dearly, sweet lady!

    • lindabroday

      Hi Olga……Thanks for coming. Darkness can be really terrifying. When I lost my vision for that time, I couldn’t see what was in the darkness waiting for me. One night I had a dream and an angel came and told me not to be afraid because they were going to be my eyes. I’ll never forget that. I pray your fear of darkness eases and you’ll not be afraid. Good luck in the drawing and have a blessed day!

    • lindabroday

      Hi, Betul…….Being alone is a very scary thing. I pray that one day a handsome guy will come along and sweep you off your feet and you’ll live out the rest of your life with him. 🙂 It’ll happen. I know it.

    • lindabroday

      Hi LRaines…….You know, I fear ending up in a nursing home. I’ve seen a lot of those places and it’s no place I ever want to be. We’ll just have to make sure we won’t have to face that. You and me on the heights thing. I don’t do heights at all. Good luck in drawing and have a blessed day.

    • lindabroday

      Hi, KermitsGirl…….That is a real fear and I totally understand that. We often have such pressure on us to be better, smarter, faster, prettier. But we have to stop looking to others for acceptance and just be ourselves. We’re really very okay people. 🙂 Good luck in drawing!

    • lindabroday

      Hi Vera…..We really need to have a good stomp-fest and eliminate those spiders. I can’t stand to have one on me, especially my face. Oh dear Lord! No, I don’t do spiders either. Good Luck in the drawing!

    • lindabroday

      Hi Anxious…….I think a good many people fear heights, some to the point that it’s debilitating. I pray you can cope with yours. Thanks for dropping by.

    • lindabroday

      Hi Laurie G……Oh my goodness yes! Me too. Sharks scare me to death and I cannot imagine anyone who wants to swim with them. Not this girl! I hope you win a copy of the giveaway book.

    • lindabroday

      Hi Cheryl C……I think drowning would be a horrible way to die. I hope you or I never have to go through that. If you registered for the drawing, I hope you win.

    • lindabroday

      Hi Charlene…….I’m with you on the snakes. I do not want to see them, touch them, or feel them. Good Lord, I think I’d have a heart attack if one crawled on me. I have the shivers thinking about it. I’m so glad you came by. I always love seeing you. Don’t worry about failing. It’s only the chance to begin again.

  3. Colleen C.

    ladders… I can go on rollercoasters, but have lots of trouble with going up and down ladders.

    • lindabroday

      Hi Colleen! It’s so good to see you. Ladders can be scary for sure. I’m okay if I don’t ever look down. If I do, I”m sunk. Maybe you’ll come to terms with your fear some day. Have a great evening, my dear!

    • lindabroday

      Hi Amy…….Heights seem to get a lot of people. And me too on occasion. If I’m inside something I’m a lot better. Have a great evening!

  4. Joye

    Sharks and snakes.
    I have conquered my fear of sharks since I do not go in or on the ocean.
    Snakes, I try to avoid but I live in the desert of Arizona so really have to watch where I walk.

    • lindabroday

      Hi Joye……Yes, I think you’ve gotten far away from sharks! Not gonna get you in the desert. Now, snakes is a whole nother problem. I hope you keep a sharp eye out and your door closed, maybe you’ll be safe. Wishing you a great evening, my dear.

  5. Daniel M

    I fear having major health problems, i see a lot of friends siblings parents neighbors struggling them

    • lindabroday

      Hi Daniel……I, too, fear getting sick and not being able to care for myself. I never want to be a burden or to live somewhere awful. Let’s pray that that fear is one we’ll never have to face. Have a great evening!

    • lindabroday

      Hi Nancy……I, too, have MS and that was what attacked my eyes and made me blind for a while. So I know what it can do. I hope you can keep your hearing and not have to face your fear. But I learned one thing during my experience…I can do anything I have to. So can you. We’re strong and we’re survivors. Good luck to you.

    • lindabroday

      Hi DHolcomb…….Losing independence is one of my fears too. Especially the older I get. I hate the thought of being unable to care for myself and having to live in a nursing home. Let’s pray neither of us has to. Good luck in the drawing and have a great evening.

  6. Kay Garrett

    I’m afraid of heights but have a fear of Alzheimer. My Mom died with it with us being her caregiver for the last five years 24/7. I know the toll it takes on everyone. Plus Mom had both my husband and I to see to her needs and affairs, but we only have each other. There are no other relatives so the fear is multiplied by the thoughts of having to go to a nursing home.

    • lindabroday

      Hi, Kay……Oh, I’m so sorry about your mom. I can certainly understand your fear. Alzheimer’s is a horrible disease. I pray that you don’t get it. Maybe you should try to think of what you’d do and having a plan might take away some of the fear. Thanks for coming and good luck in the drawing.

    • lindabroday

      Hi, Marsha……I was terrified of going blind but once I faced it, I had complete calm. I knew I could survive that and anything else that came my way. Good luck in the drawing and have a great evening.

  7. Teresa Williams

    That I’ll have another wreck.Lady pulled out in front of me I stayed in hospital bed 7 months.18 wheeler truck pulled over.on me and I’ll have neck and shoulder pain the rest of my life.My other fear is my kidney disease will be worse and I’ll have to do dialysis treatment

  8. Shannon Capelle

    I am really looking forward to travelling in the future but i hate to fly i have a fear of the plane crashing in the ocean and then I drown because I cant swim.

  9. Lesley McIntosh

    I fear being unable to care for myself either through dementia or other disability. My father had Parkinsons and that is always in the back of my mind. I had 2 aunts with glaucoma so now I am monitored for that so there are certainly some issues in the family background , so I understand your concern with blindness

  10. Linda Herold

    I have a fear of vision problems also. I had a problem last year and had to have a shot in my eye! Scary. I no longer wear my contacts!

  11. LauraJJ

    Oh one of my fears is lightning. I cannot be outside or in a car when there is lightning. I dont mind the thunder….now…if only that could happen without the lightning! Our fireplace got hit by lightning when I was a child…which was on the outside wall of my bedroom. Just terrified of it.

  12. Glenda

    Going blind is top of the list at of things I’m afraid of happening to me. Worse tho is the frea of something bad happening to my husband or kids.

  13. Elizabeth Schroedle

    Going blind…My mom almost lost her eyesight to glaucoma. It took 12 surgeries over 8 years to prevent her from losing her eyesight. At my last eye exam in October, the doctor noticed a slight thinning in my right optic nerve. Now I’m being monitored for any changes in my IOP and optic nerve thickness to catch the glaucoma in the early stages.

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