Author: Bess McBride

Bess McBride is the author of more than twenty romance novels including the bestselling time travel romances, Train Through Time series and Moonlight Wishes in Time series. Her favorite genre is time travel romance. Following a career in the U.S. Air Force, she pursued a degree in counseling psychology and worked as a licensed mental health counselor for combat veterans for a number of years. When not traveling--her favorite pastime--Bess lives in Washington State under the shadow of majestic Mt. Rainier.

She also writes short cozy mysteries under the pen name Minnie Crockwell. Bess/Minnie enjoys hearing from readers and can be contacted via email through her web sites at http://www.bessmcbride.com and http://www.minniecrockwell.com where you can also sign up for her newsletters.

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Across the Winds of Time

Across the Winds of Time
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00E82586C
  • Release: 2014-07-12
  • Author: Bess McBride
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Bess McBride
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When Molly Hamilton and her sister embark on a genealogical ancestral research journey through the Midwest, she never expected to buy a 100-year-old Victorian house in the middle of a cornfield and fall in love with the house’s owner...the original owner, that is.

Darius Ferguson has no idea how he has come to present day Iowa. The last thing he knew, the year was 1880, and he had just buried his fiancee, who happens to look exactly like Molly.

In spite of being drawn to him, Molly thinks Darius is just a little bit unhinged. Darius wonders if he died and didn’t cross over. Both of them wonder if time travel is possible. If it is, will love be enough to build a future together?


10 Timeless Heroes - A Time Travel Romance Boxed Set

10 Timeless Heroes
  • Number: B00JR9NAOS
  • Release: 2014-04-16
  • Authors: Sky Purington, Donna Michaels, Bess McBride, Linda LaRoque, Beth Trissel, P L Parker, Caroline Clemmons, Skhye Moncrief, Nancy Lee Badger, L.L. Muir
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Magic & destiny unite lovers across time and space in this epic collection of award-winning, chart topping tales. From sweet to sizzling romances, 10 Timeless Heroes has a little something for everyone. With over fifteen hundred pages and a retail value of $25.90, you save almost $23 with this special introductory price! Don't wait to stock up. Summer is right around the corner...

Fiona by PL Parker: In the past, she found her future.

Somewhere My Lass by Beth Trissel: Neil MacKenzie's well-ordered life turns to chaos when Mora Campbell shows up claiming he's her fiancé from 1602 Scotland. Her avowal that she was chased to the future by clan chieftain, Red MacDonald, is utter nonsense, and Neil must convince her she's just addled from a blow to her head-until the MacDonald himself shows up wanting blood.

Going Back For Romeo by LL Muir: Alone with a Highlander, in his castle, on a cold dark night...Okay, so it wasn't that cold. Jillian is duped back to 15th Century Scotland to rescue a plaid-clad Romeo and Juliet. The monster in her way, however, is a handsome Highlander who may just be her own Romeo.

Swordsong by Skhye Moncrief: He's arrived to help her create the perfect bride. His ticket home relies on a lonely woman haunted by more than apparitions. If time-travel duty, romance, and a bit of magic don't help them realize their destiny resonates in mysterious fairy SWORDSONG, all known history could change.

Highland Mystic by Sky Purington: Caitriona is not who she seems. Her fate was foreseen long before birth and so important it will impact all future MacLomains. When dreams of Alan Stewart begin, she knows the time has come. But how to convince a Highland laird from another century that he must die for her? Especially when she couldn't bear his death.

My Honorable Highlander by Nancy Lee Badger: Bumbling present day herbalist, Haven MacKay, gets more than she bargains for when her love spell goes awry, is cast back in time, and meets her true love -- Laird Kirkwall Gunn. Kirk's plans go slightly off course when he falls in love with a woman wandering through the Scottish Highlands. After all, he has pledged to marry another, from an enemy clan, in order to end a century-old feud.

Out of the Blue by Caroline Clemmons: Police Detective Brendan Hunter wants answers. Who shot him and killed his partner? Why? And why does Deirdre Dougherty know details of the event? He can't let her out of his sight until she confesses to how she learned details no one but he and his late partner knew.

A Train Through Time by Bess McBride: Ellie awakens on a train to Seattle to find herself on a bizarre historical train full of late Victorian era reenactors. When handsome Robert convinces her the date is 1901, Ellie presumes she is in the middle of a very interesting dream--a dream she doesn't want to awaken from.

Captive Hero by Donna Michaels: Test flying an invisible plane--unreal. Time-shifting to WWII--unbelievable. Capturing a hero--unavoidable. When test pilot Samantha Sheppard accidentally flies back in time and inadvertently saves a WWII pilot, she changes history and makes a crack decision to abduct him back to the present, but convincing him it's another century proves tough.

Desires of the Heart by Linda LaRoque: At a cottage in the UK, recently divorced Loren Fairchild rebuilds her life. A simple-minded woman appears and triggers an event that hurls Loren 60 years into the past. During WWII, Miles Chapeau's wife is hurt in an air raid. She now has the mind of a child. One day she disappears. That very night a strange woman appears. Caught in a web of confusion, Loren and Miles struggle with the direction their lives must take.

The following titles contain sexual content and are recommended for a mature audience: Swordsong, Highland Mystic, My Honorable Highlander and Captive Hero.


A Train through Time - Train Through Time Series Book 1

A Train through Time
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00AVA8HSQ
  • Release: 2013-12-14
  • Author: Bess McBride
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romance: Historical, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Bess McBride
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Book One in the bestselling Train Through Time Series, a historical time travel romance series set in and around Seattle in the early 1900s.

College teacher Ellie Standish thinks she's on a sleek modern train heading to a conference on women's studies in Seattle, but she awakens from a night's doze to find herself on a bizarre historical train full of late Victorian era reenactors who refuse to come out of character. When the leader of the group—handsome, green-eyed Robert Chamberlain—finally convinces her the date is indeed 1901, a skeptical Ellie rejects any eccentric theories of time travel and presumes she is smack dab in the middle of a very interesting historical dream. She turns the directorial reins of her dream over to the smitten and willing Robert, only to realize that dreams cannot last forever. Someday, she must wake up to reality, though Ellie no longer has any idea what reality is. She only knows that Robert must play an important part in her future. But how can he...if he's only a figment of her imagination or worse yet...a man who belongs to an era long past?

Also available in a boxed set, the Train Through Time Series Boxed Set, Books 1-3.


Caribbean Dreams of Love

Caribbean Dreams of Love
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00AZ7WY0C
  • Release: 2013-11-25
  • Author: Bess McBride
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Bess McBride
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Daisy Brown and her daughter, Lily, are embarking on a Caribbean cruise. Daisy isn't looking for anything special on the cruise other than a pleasant break from her humdrum existence as long-time divorced single mother to a busy teenage girl. She certainly isn't prepared for an enigmatic Englishman named Peter whose speech and mannerisms seem to belong to another century. She begins to obsess about him from the first moment she sees him, but Peter remains elusive and mysterious throughout the cruise. Daisy catches sight of him occasionally, never often enough to please her, and they connect one wonderful night as he sweeps her into his arms for a waltz. While Daisy's dinner companions share nightly tales of the legends of pirates who roam the Caribbean, Daisy dreams of the mysterious man who has captured her heart.


Together Forever Across Time - A Train Through Time Series, #2

Together Forever Across Time
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00BLS8U7U
  • Release: 2013-02-25
  • Author: Bess McBride
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Bess McBride
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Stephen Sadler reluctantly attends the Seattle wedding of Robert Chamberlain to Ellie Standish, the woman who had captured his interest. There he says goodbye to the woman he thought he had fallen for. Only a few weeks later while traveling on a train, Stephen is confronted by the vision of a strange wild-haired woman in a pair of snug-fitting trousers called “jeans” who claims she doesn’t know where she is or how she came to be on his train—until she sees the date on the newspaper, that is.

Dani Douglas cannot travel through time! Her mother in Montana is ill, and she has to get back to her. But the crystal clear blue eyes of handsome Stephen Sadler hold her captive in 1901, and she doesn’t know how to leave him...perhaps forever.

Stephen realizes that Dani and Ellie have much in common, but where Ellie simply captured his interest, Dani has captured his imagination and his heart. Unlike Ellie though, Dani cannot stay, her mother is ill. Stephen doesn’t know how he can let her leave him...perhaps forever. As the train hurtles back and forth across the rails, Stephen and Dani struggle to find a way to be together forever across time.

Coming in the summer of 2013: Book Three of the Train Through Time Series.


Jenny Cussler's Last Stand

Jenny Cussler's Last Stand
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B009Y89O06
  • Release: Out of Distribution
  • Author: Bess McBride
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Out of Distribution
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Social worker Jenny Cussler has a number of Native American veterans in her caseload and is attracted to their culture. When given the opportunity to attend a weeklong awareness camp on a reservation high in the mountains, she is eager despite the distance from her established city life.

Clint Hastings, a presenter at the camp, has no intention of straying outside his race for a relationship. But this perky redhead captivates his attention and constantly needs rescuing -- when she's not rescuing him from the clutches of the woman he managed to evade a year ago and who's back stalking him again.

Clint soon loses his heart, while Jenny is charmed but realizes how little they have in common. In the real world away from the mountain, there might not be a happy-ever-after ending. Is she ready to trade her pavement-bound existence for the reservation? Or would he be willing to give up his chosen lifestyle?


Love of My Heart

Love of My Heart
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00B5I7GL2
  • Release: 2013-01-23
  • Author: Bess McBride
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Bess McBride
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Aggie has done what no mental health therapist should do. She's fallen in love with her mysterious client, Bill. Aggie has recently purchased an old Victorian house on a hillside overlooking Commencement Bay in Tacoma, Washington; where she finds an old photograph of a Victorian era couple and a love letter written in 1885. The letter speaks of another love that can never be—that of Louise, the daughter of a wealthy English family, and her Irish lover, William. Heartbroken, Aggie soon begins to dream of the forbidden love between Louise and William, but in her dreams, William's face mirrors that of her beloved, Bill. Bill is in love with Aggie, and he can't figure out how to get close to her. If only he hadn't entered her professional doors as a client. How is he going to fix this?


A Shy Woman in Love - Will Travel For Romance, #1

A Shy Woman in Love
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00B53J9CG
  • Release: Out of Distribution
  • Author: Bess McBride
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Bess McBride
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Shy Cassie, recovering from a failed relationship, throws caution to the winds and embarks on a fast-paced group tour of Europe. Although she's in no mood for men, she can't help but fall under the spell of the only single man on the tour, handsome attorney Jay, along with all the other ladies. Jay has eyes only for Cassie, if Cassie would just give him a chance. Through the romantic cities of Rome, Venice, Lucerne, Paris and London, Jay attempts to pursue the shy woman, with the help of the matchmaking tour members. Until her "failed relationship" shows up, that is, begging her to take him back.


A Trail of Love

A Trail of Love
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00B13GKQS
  • Release: 2013-01-14
  • Author: Bess McBride
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Kerrie is on the run from a painful past, and she hides in plain sight as a summer employee in the majestic setting of Glacier National Park. Lonely and isolated from the family and friends she left behind, she dreams of the day when a kind and gentle man will say to her: “I fell in love with you the first time I saw you across the room.” Dace Mitchell could be that man! When the handsome bear ranger rescues Kerrie from her own foolish behavior...more than once, she finds herself drawn to him against her will...until she discovers he’s already involved with someone else. When Kerrie begins to get mysterious silent phone calls, it seems likely that the past has caught up to her. Can Dace save her from a violent man who will stop at nothing to have her?


A Penny For Your Thoughts

A Penny For Your Thoughts
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781601546494
  • Release: 2010-01-14
  • Author: Bess McBride
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Out of Distribution
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Michigan mental health therapist Penny Brown runs to the sugary sands of the Alabama Gulf Coast in search of solace following the devastating suicide of one of her clients. But the healing and peace she seeks elude her as a stalker begins to make threatening phone calls from Michigan. She turns to the local authorities only to discover that the Chief of Police is none other than Matt Williams, the man she loved and left fifteen years before...a man she never stopped loving. Of all the joints she had to walk into... Matt is ready to fall in love all over again if Penny is finally ready to settle down. But neither of them realize that a killer is much closer than they think. Rekindling their love could cost Penny her life.


On A Warm Sea of Love

On A Warm Sea of Love
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  • Number:
  • Release: Out of Distribution
  • Author: Bess McBride
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Unspecified
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Hailey Saunders accompanies her beloved matchmaking sister, Megan, on a cruise to the beautiful and exotic Caribbean...something she’s avoided for a long time...ever since her young husband, Zach, was lost off a fishing trawler in the Bering Sea during a storm. At first, Hailey cried daily for months, then weekly for a year, but now she doesn’t cry at all. Why? Because Zach returned...or at least his ghost did. His voice remains her constant companion, allowing her to avoid the pain of real life...of falling in love with someone else. A flirtatious but ineligible Scots ship's officer, Alan Campbell, has his eye on Hailey as does the handsome and mysterious European, Karl de Groot. Megan is ready to make a match for her sister, but Zach finds it hard to let his wife go...or is it Hailey who refuses to say goodbye? Three men want her...only one can have her!


A Sigh of Love

A Sigh of Love
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  • Number: 1601541775
  • Release: Out of Distribution
  • Author: Bess McBride
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Out of Distribution
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Abbie is on her way to Anchorage, Alaska to meet George whom she has been corresponding by telephone for the past three months. George has repeatedly asked her to come up to Alaska for a visit so they can meet in person. Call her crazy, but Abbie makes airline reservations to fly from her home in Seattle up to Anchorage to meet George. She's lonely. Why shouldn't she make a mad romantic dash up to the last frontier to meet a man? She'll just ignore the practicality and logistics of a long-distance relationship. When she calls George to let him know her arrival time, he chooses that awful moment to let Abbie know that he thinks they don't have much in common after all and she should cancel her plane reservations. Abbie is stunned, humiliated and ashamed of the lonely desperation that drove her to make nonrefundable airline reservations to Alaska.

What to do? Abbie decides to go to Alaska anyway. A grouchy and depressed Abbie meets Tom on the plane, a tall, handsome anthropology professor who happens to be half Native Alaskan and half Caucasian. As the plane flies north, Tom and Abbie discover a mutual attraction. By flight's end, Abbie is completely enamored of the stranger, and she doubts her judgment, perhaps even her sanity, as she finds herself falling again for yet another Alaskan male...until George shows up, that is.