Spotlight & Giveaway: The Outlaw’s Daughter by Margaret Brownley

Posted May 20th, 2020 by in Blog, Spotlight / 29 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Margaret Brownley to HJ!

Hi Margaret and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, The Outlaw’s Daughter!


Please summarize the book for the readers here:

He may be a Texas Ranger
But he only has eyes for the outlaw’s beautiful daughter…

All her life, Ellie-May has been treated as an outsider because of her outlaw father.
Then the unthinkable happens. Her husband and father of her two children dies a heroic death. As the hero’s widow, she’s now been given the status and respect previously denied her.

But when Texas Ranger rides into town accusing her dead husband of having robbed a stage, her newfound status is threatened. Determined to save her son and daughter from being known as the outlaw’s children, she works to prove the Ranger wrong. But her efforts are thwarted when she discovers the stage’s stolen money beneath her front porch.

Texas Ranger Matt Taggert has good reason to believe that Ellie-May’s late husband was involved in as stage robbery and that the money is still stashed on his farm. But when he arrives in town, he discovers the thief has become a local hero…and his beautiful young widow isn’t about to let some lawman tarnish her family’s newly spotless reputation.

The story is about how people are often judged for things over which they have no control. Ellie-May’s father was an outlaw and she carried that burden on her shoulders throughout her childhood. Her worst nightmare is that her children will be subjected to the same fate if it becomes known that their father wasn’t the hero everyone thinks he was.

Please share your favorite Quote from the book:


Her gaze lit on his bare chest. Cheeks turning red, she quickly lowered her eyes. “A lady does not enter a gentleman’s hotel room.”
He quirked an eyebrow. “I promise not to act like a gentleman if you’ll promise not to act like a lady.”


Please share a few Fun facts about this book…

  • I decided to name a fourteen-year-old character in the book Jesse James, after the outlaw. This went with the theme of being judged for things over which a person has little or no control. Imagine how you would feel, for example, if your legal name was Charles Manson.
  • During this time, my daughter gave me a DNA test for Christmas. After finishing the book, I did the spitting thing and heard back a couple of weeks later. Much to my surprise, I discovered that Jesse James and I share a common ancestor. How weird is that?



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Book Info:

He may be a Texas Ranger but he only has eyes for the outlaw’s beautiful daughter…

Texas Ranger Matt Taggert is on the trail of a wanted man. He has good reason to believe that Ellie-May’s late husband was involved in a stagecoach robbery, and he’s here to see justice done. But when he arrives in town, he discovers the thief has become a local hero…and his beautiful young widow isn’t too happy to see some lawman out to tarnish her family’s newly spotless reputation.

Ellie-May’s shaken by her encounter with the Ranger. Having grown up an outlaw’s daughter, she’ll do anything to keep her children safe—and if that means hardening her heart against the handsome lawman’s smiles, then so be it. Because she knows Matt isn’t about to give up his search. He’s out to redeem himself and find proof that Ellie-May’s husband wasn’t the saint everyone claims…even if it means losing the love neither expected to discover along the way.

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Meet the Author:

New York Times bestselling author Margaret Brownley has penned more than forty-five novels and novellas. She’s a two-time Romance Writers of American RITA® finalist and has written for a TV soap. She is also a recipient of the Romantic Times Pioneer Award. She makes her home in Southern California. Visit her online at
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29 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: The Outlaw’s Daughter by Margaret Brownley”

  1. laurieg72

    Yes, when my daughter was in 7th grade we moved to Florida. My daughter was a little overweight and needed braces. Within a year she out grew the weight and gained braces. However, a lot of girls made fun of her which severely affected her self-image. She hated Florida, school etc. Girls can be really cruel to outsiders. I also had 3 boys, all younger, who were readily accepted by their peers.

    Luckily, she managed to become friends with 3 wonderful young ladies. They still keep in touch, almost 25 years later.

  2. penneyblog

    Yes I was back in high school I went to the restroom and then back to class a girl went to the office and then they called me to come there now when I got there they had me in the main office our principal told me he wanted the girls class ring I took/stole from the restroom. I said I did not take one nor did I see it. the gilr’s rich Mom came in with the police and they talk to me I told them I went to use the restroom then left and saw NO ring her Mom kept saying I want you to arest this girl and press charges on her for stealing. The police talk to the girl and guess what she had it in her jeans pocket and for got she put it there. her or her Mom never said sorry the principal did the police told her mom you could tell this girl sorry her Mom would not they police then really laid into the girl she was crying the Mom got mad at them they told her off as well. that was back in 1975. It did hurt me back then as the way her Mom and her yell.

  3. Pammie R.

    I am overweight and every time I go for a job interview, I feel like I’m being judged for it.

  4. Teresa Warner

    Growing up we used to move a lot and it was always hard going to a new school and trying to make new friends. I thought being the new kid at school was a big disadvantage.

  5. joab4424

    When I divorced my husband, his family said it was my fault the marriage didn’t work out. Didn’t they know it takes 2 people to end a marriage?

  6. Crystal

    Yes, I am a bullying survivor so I was judged unfairly from Kindergarten to my work. It seems like forever though.
    I would love to win, read and review the paperback/print format of this book. I love books like this and from the book cover and excerpt and sounds like a great read.
    I hope I win.

  7. Patricia B.

    We moved the winter I was in 8th grade. I was the oldest of six. All my brothers and sisters transferred to the new, rural school. I finished the year at the school I was attending. The next year when we got on the school bus, my siblings knew everyone and had friends. I was shy, a bit intimidated, and just sat down not talking to anyone. I eventually became good friends with one of the girls on the bus. Years later, she told me everyone mistook my shyness for being a stuck-up city girl. Couldn’t have been further from the truth.

  8. Nancy Payette

    Yes, sometimes rumors are started that are hurtful & untrue in the workplace by jealous people.

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