Wednesday, August 07, 2019


Cynthia is awarding a gift card to one commenter!

Hi. My name is Cynthia Woolf and I write historical western romance. More specifically I write Mail-Order Bride romance. I kind of got into this by accident. The third western romance I wrote was called Tame A Wild Bride. It was about a mail-order bride in Creede, Colorado. It sold better than the other two books in the series put together.

So for my next series I wrote Matchmaker & Co. About a matchmaker in New York who matches women to men in Colorado. People loved it.

But I still didn’t take the hint and wrote Destiny in Deadwood next. It is the story of three brothers who move to Deadwood in 1876. They are being chased by a murderer and there is not a mail order bride in sight. Needless to say the sales weren’t all I hoped they would be.

My next series was Brides of San Francisco. The stories are set in San Francisco and my matchmaker from Matchmaker & Co is just starting out. I guess you could call it a prequel. This is one of my most popular series.

I seemed to have gotten the hint. My next series was Brides of Tombstone. This series starts with a mail order bride who changes her mind. What happens though when the groom doesn’t change his? There are a lot of surprises on the road to happiness.

The next series I did was Hope’s Crossing, about mail-order brides going to Montana. I should have called it Mail Order Brides of Montana. I think it would have sold more.

Taking that knowledge to heart I named my next series Brides of Central City. This series took me back to my Colorado roots and was a hit with readers. It tells the stories of brides from New York that are running from something, dangerous people, unwanted forced marriages, murderers. They run into the arms of their heroes who vow to protect them.

This was followed by my mail-order brides going to Seattle in Brides of Seattle. Yup, I’ve definitely got the bride thing down. Not only do my readers love them I love to write them.

My current series is Brides of the Oregon Trail. Can you imagine being part of a wagon train full of mail-order brides? Traveling 2000 miles most of it walking, barefoot because you didn’t want to ruin the only pair of shoes you owned. I couldn’t either so I researched the Oregon Trail. There are lots of books out there chronicling the trip. Fascinating stories written by women who were on the trip. There are books for children about what the trip would have entailed. It was a hard and difficult trip. I admit freely that I don’t put a lot of the hardship in my books. I’m writing a romance not a biography. I want my readers to enjoy the trip they are on.

My latest book is called Carter. It is part of the Bachelors & Babies series of books. Each of the books are written by a different author. And can you believe it my story is about a mail-order bride! J

I don’t know yet what I’ll do for my next series. How would you all like to help me? Yes? Tell me in your comments where you think my mail-order brides should go. Here are your choices:

1.)  The Klondike gold rush in Alaska (Brides of the Klondike)
2.)  The California gold rush in Sacremento (Brides of Sacremento)
3.)  More Oregon Trail books (continue Brides of the Oregon Trail)
4.)  The Montana Gold rush in Virginia City/Bannack (Brides of Montana)
5.) 1870 to 1880 Mail-Order Brides
6.)  You pick. Where would you write about?

Thank you for having me today, Caroline. I hope to get a lot of response from your readers.

Oh, by the way. The winner that I pick within the winning location will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, so leave your ideas in your comments.


Cynthia Woolf, Author

Cynthia Woolf is the award winning and best-selling author of forty-one historical western romance books and two short stories with more books on the way.

Cynthia loves writing and reading romance. Her first western romance Tame A Wild Heart, was inspired by the story her mother told her of meeting Cynthia’s father on a ranch in Creede, Colorado. Although Tame A Wild Heart takes place in Creede that is the only similarity between the stories. Her father was a cowboy not a bounty hunter and her mother was a nursemaid (called a nanny now) not the ranch owner. The ranch they met on is still there as part of the open space in Mineral County in southwestern Colorado.

She also has six scifi, space opera romance titles. She calls them westerns in space.

Cynthia credits her wonderfully supportive husband Jim and her great friends and critique partners for saving her sanity and allowing her to explore her creativity.


Mary Preston said...

The Montana gold rush caught my attention first.

Lori Smanski said...

The Montana Gold Rush first caught my eye also. But is there someplace that hasnt been written about much? What about Mail Order Brides for mountain men?
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Paty Hinojosa said...

Wow! Ive never read your books, but they look awesome! And the Montana Gold Rush is y interesting setting. I’ve always wanted to read about the adventures of those times! Your covers are sweet too!
Warm regards and blessings to you and your work!

woolfcindy said...

Thanks for having me today Caroline. I'm excited to hear what your readers have to say.

woolfcindy said...

Montana Brides are the winners and Lori Smanski is the winner of the $10 gift card. Lori send me your email address to

Becky bowen said...

I love your books