Friday, 17 August 2012

On Location with the Gallagher Family By MK McClintock



In the second book of the Gallagher series, Gallagher's Hope, we’re back in Montana! Having spent many wonderful years in Montana, it seemed only natural to set my first series here. Montana is still considered by many who have never stepped foot on her soil, to be a wild land of cowboys and Indians. It is this 'ideal' that is the setting for the majority of each story.

Primarily set on the Hawk's Peak ranch, this story unfolds as the reader gets a glimpse of what I believe that area of Montana would have been like in the late 19th century. The train system had begun to make its way into Montana, though that had been Butte whereas the fictional town of Briarwood is set north of Bozeman, an area I preferred and therefore I took certain liberties in transportation, though I'm certain, or at least hopeful, readers won't object too harshly.

Montana is a land of rugged beauty and glorious landscapes. When I walk through the woods or hike up the mountains, I often imagine what life would have been like two hundred years ago (of course without the aid of sturdy hiking boots). I see those images in my mind and can easily transport my imagination back to that time. Readers will also notice an absence of native peoples in my stories. The omission was intentional as I preferred to focus solely on the family and their purposes, struggles and relationships.

The first book also featured Scotland, but this time around we’re keeping you stateside and going south to New Orleans. All I know about New Orleans is from research or first-hand glimpses from friends and family who have been there. This southern city is featured briefly, but it is where Isabelle spent most of her life. Isabelle’s family made their home in the Garden District of the city. A wealthy family, they lived in one of the district’s beautiful mansions.

The Gallaghers have one more stop in the next installment, Gallagher's Choice. Until then, I hope you come to learn more about Montana and perhaps love her as much as I do.




Giveaway $25 Amazon gift card and one signed copy of Gallagher’s Hope will be awarded at the end of the tour. Comment at each post to be entered for a chance to win!


About the Author:

McClintock is an entrepreneur, baker, photographer, tour host, reviewer and multi-genre author. ​

Over the years McClintock has traveled the country and abroad, experiencing the beauty of other lands and cultures. She dreams of a time when life was simpler, the land rougher, and the journey more rewarding. With her heart deeply rooted in the past and her mind always on adventure, McClintock will always call Montana home.

McClintock is a member of Romance Writers of America, Montana Romance Writers, and Women Writing the West.

Visit her website at http://www.mkmcclintock.com or visit her blog at http://mkmcclintock.blogspot.com.


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