meet Erica Vetsch


Erica Vetsch is married to Peter and keeps the company books for the family lumber business. A home-school mom to Heather and James, Erica loves history, romance, and storytelling. Her ideal vacation is taking her family to out-of-the-way history museums and chatting to curators about local history. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Calvary Bible College in Secondary Education: Social Studies. You can find her on the web at On the Write Path

The Bartered Bride
Jonathan Kennebrae is furious when his grandfather informs him that his future has been decided. He will marry Melissa Brooke or lose his inheritance. Melissa, too, is devastated when her parents make their announcement. As little more than a bargaining chip in her father's business maneuvers, she feels her secure world slipping away. Can Jonathan and Melissa find a way out of this loveless marriage, or must they find a way forward together?

Here's a snippet from inside the cover of The Bartered Bride:

Melissa's grip tightened on Jonathan's arm.

He looked down at her, her face pale to the lips, her eyes wide. "Oh no," she moaned.

“My wife and I,” Almina had joined Lawrence Brooke, tucking her arm into his elbow and beaming on the crowd, her gaze lingering longest on Jonathan and Melissa. “Are pleased to announce the engagement of our daughter, Melissa, to Mr. Jonathan Kennebrae. Please join us in congratulating the happy couple.” He lifted the glass in their direction. A polite wave of applause welled up.

Melissa stood, knocking her chair over onto the grass. She put her hand to her mouth, turning her head wildly from Jonathan to her parents, then back again. Jonathan rose slowly, easing up on numb legs.

“Kennebrae?” She whispered so low he had to stoop to hear her. “Your name is Kennebrae?”

“Of course it is. What else would it be?”

She blinked, staring at him. “But, I thought—” Her throat spasmed as she tried to swallow. “I thought…”

He caught her just before she hit the grass in a dead faint.


You can purchase The Bartered Bride: from Heartsong Presents and CBD.

Erica is giving away a copy of The Bartered Bride. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment and check back on Sunday, October 25th to see if you've won. You can enter twice--once for each post you leave a comment on (today's and tomorrow's interview). If you want to guarantee that you're notified if you win, then leave your email address in the comment, otherwise, you can just check back and email me through the button in my sidebar.
**Annoying little disclaimer: This giveaway is void where prohibited; open only to U.S. addresses, odds of winning depend on number of entrants. No purchase necessary.


  1. Sounds interesting! Enter me, please!

  2. Patty, thank you so much for having me here at Patterings.


  3. Can't wait to get this book! Please enter me in the drawing.

  4. Hey, my in laws are in the lumber business and my mil kept books!!!

  5. Ooh! What a great plot! Would love to be entered in the drawing. Thank you!


  6. Hey, Karen, good to know I'm not alone. :) My MIL kept the company books for years and years.

  7. Anonymous4:47 PM

    Thank you for the opportunity to read this fabulous book...

    karen k

  8. Anonymous1:06 PM

    It sounds like a very good book, please enter me in the drawing. ~Abby

    abster dot rose at yahoo dot com


Thanks so much for stopping by! I love hearing from you.

Blog Widget by LinkWithin

  © Blogger template Simple n' Sweet by 2009. Design expanded and personalized by 2011.

Back to TOP