Book Info1889 (Helena, MT): Calista Blythe enters the first Miss Snowflake Pageant celebrating Montana statehood to expose the plight of street urchins. But hiding an indentured orphan could unravel Calista’s reputation, and her budding romance with pageant organizer, Albert Shanahan, if her secret is revealed. Will love or law prevail?
This book is the first in the Montana Beginnings series. The sequel is Eleven Pipers Piping. Each book can be read as a single story, but if you love historicals and series set in the same locale then Helena, MT is your place to live in a story world among the pages of the Montana Beginnings series by Angela Breidenbach.
Angela Breidenbach is a bestselling author and the host of Grace Under Pressure Radio. She's written novels, novellas, and non-fiction. New out are The Bucket List Dare, Blue Ribbon Brides, and Gems of Wisdom: The Treasure of Experience. Check out Bridal Whispers in The Lassoed by Marriage Romance Collection (Barbour Publishing), The Montana Beginnings series (all on Audible as well) including The Debutante Queen (book 1), Eleven Pipers Piping (book 2), Taking the Plunge (book 3), Bitterroot Bride (book 4). Her contemporary, A Healing Heart (also on Audible), from the Abingdon Press Quilts of Love series will soon have a sequel called Climb Every Mountain.
Non-fiction includes a soon to be rereleased and updated, Gems of Wisdom: For a Treasure-filled Life (women's Bible study and small group book coming soon to Kindle), and countless articles, devotions, and compilations. A-Muse-ings (Muse & Writer humor in the works based off the quirky fe-lion humor of the online amusing antics of Angela's Somali rescue cat, er, fe-lion); and more...
She is certified in mentor/peer counseling as a CTA life coach, as a Stephen Minister, and a weight loss/nutrition/fitness coach. Angela volunteers as the (CAN) Christian Author Network's president. Currently her studies are in genealogy. She's working toward her credentials in English/Scottish/Irish/Swedish Records as well as becoming a professional genealogy lecturer.
Angela is owned by #Muse, the fe-lion personal assistant, whose antics and articles can be found on his blog, A-Muse-ings on AngelaBreidenbach.com. #Muse also knows social media and visits facebook, twitter, and Pinterest sharing his wit and wisdom and only waxing Shakespearean when annoyed!
Angela's Twitter/Pinterest/Instagram accounts are (@angbreidenbach) but, sometimes without telling, Muse takes over her social media accounts sharing his conversations between Writer and #Muse! Don't miss the Grace Under Pressure Radio show!
"The Debutante Queen" by Angela Breidenbach is a Christmas story as well as a love story. This book is the first in the (Montana Beginnings series). I really enjoyed this story about the first Miss Snowflake Pageant. The heroine of this story enters this pageant under false pretenses and when she is found out the town understands.
This story shows what love can do. If you want to make your heart feel good I encourage you to read this book.
There is one character that isn't so nice at first but when she is shown how love acts she has a change of heart.
This story will also make your heart hurt for the children in the story.
I am giving "The Debutante Queen" by Angela Breidenbach five stars.
I cannot wait to read the rest of the series.