Thursday, March 05, 2020

My Story BEFORE The Story ~ Jules Montgomery ~ Taming Julia

Howdy! I'm Jules Walker, I mean, Jules Montgomery. Keep forgettin' my married name. Actually my given name is Julia but I've always gone by Jules. I don't have much experience with knowin' what a mail-order bride is, but that's what I ended up being. I live in Burrton Springs, Kansas now, but didn't have no regular home afore that.

Let me tell you about my trip here. My brother, Josh sent me on the stagecoach from Texas to Burrton Springs to meet my new husband, Drew Montgomery. All I could do was stare at the contraption when I first saw it. I ain't never seen anythin' like it afore. I guess the closest, was a wagon but those are open. I was a might nervous about climbin' into it. Haven't ever been all holed up in a box like that afore. I made sure I sat closest to the window.

I kept my eyes peeled to make sure no outlaws came upon us. There was a mess of passengers on the ride. They kept gettin' off and then some new ones would board. Folks are funny. They either talked a lot like chickens in a hen house, or they just stared straight ahead and did their best to not say a word to you. The fellas would at least say howdy. Not so much for the ladies though. They tended to have tight lips like they'd bit into a persimmon before it's ripe. They did their level best to ignore me, although I did catch some of them lookin' at me from the corner of their eyes.

The seat was awful bumpy even though they had these cushions on it. There was somethin' hard underneath it though 'cause sometimes it would stick somethin' fierce in my backside. I don't know why a body would want to travel like that. It's much more comforble on a horse. Better too that you can direct your horse to go where you want to.

That stagecoach and driver seemed to have a mind of their own when it came to where we stopped. I didn't think we'd ever get to Kansas. It took the better part of ten days to travel. Most folks stayed in some type of house when we stopped for the night. I slept outside so I could better keep an eye on things. I knew Josh would've wanted me to not be pent up in a buildin'. Besides after ridin' in that box all day, I needed to be out in the open.

I don't rightly think travel in a stagecoach is natural. I definitely wouldn't tell you do it. Find yerself a good horse and ride him where you want to go. That's my advice.

Well, I'm so glad you stopped by to visit today. I hope you'll say howdy. You can always learn more about me in the book that was written about me. I think it's called Taming Julia. You'll have to read it to find out why it's called that.

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My Story Title:   Taming Julia

My Story Genre:  Historical Romance

My Story Releases:   Ebook ~ Feb 14, 2020
                     Paperback ~ Mar 1, 2020

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The Author of My Story:    Jodie Wolfe             

Jodie Wolfe creates novels where hope and quirky meet. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Romance Writers of America (RWA), and COMPEL Training. She's been a semi-finalist and finalist in various writing contests. A former columnist for Home School Enrichment magazine, her articles can be found online at: Crosswalk, Christian Devotions, and Heirloom Audio. She's a contributor and co-founder of Stitches Thru Time blog. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband in Pennsylvania, reading, walking, and being a Grammie. Learn more at

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Jodie Wolfe said...

Thank you for having us here today!

Anneliese Dalaba said...

I love mail-order brides stories. This one sounds fascinating. said...

Welcome, Jodie and Jules!

I absolutely loved this book - and Jules' account of how she got to town - SO WELL SAID!

Thank you for participating in MY STORY BEFORE THE STORY, Jodie and Jules!

Jodie Wolfe said...

Hi Anneliese. So glad you stopped by today! I love mail-order bride stories too. So many potential scenarios make them a fun read. I hope you'll like Taming Julia. said...