Josephine Blake

Josephine Blake enjoys a quiet life on the outskirts of Portland, OR. Her debut Historical Romance novel, Dianna, hit the shelves in August of 2016 and became a bestseller two years later. Her Gothic Historical Romance novel, A Brush with Death, followed suit later that year in 2018.

In June of 2019, she and her loving husband celebrated the birth of their daughter, Florence Jane. After a brief hiatus from writing, Yours at Yuletide became her very first Contemporary Romance release.

When she’s not writing, Josephine spends her daughter’s naptimes on graphic design projects, designing award-winning, top-selling book covers for authors all over the world.

Second-Chance Santa (Love in Unity Springs Book 2)

Second-Chance Santa (Love in Unity Springs Book 2)

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Genre: Contemporary

He already broke her heart once...

It’s been four months since Emily’s fiancé, Henry, threw away their engagement for a job offer in Phoenix, and Emily was never one to waste time wallowing in self-pity. Well... maybe she had wallowed just a little bit, but that was over and done with. She’s cut her hair (something Henry never wanted her to do), rearranged her apartment, and started taking Krav Maga at a studio close to work. Henry? Henry who? But her new world comes crashing down when Henry arrives back in Portland. He’s determined to make amends, and Emily is determined never to speak to him again... Feeling like a coward, Emily runs home to Unity Springs. Christmas with her family will help her forget Henry all over again... won’t it?

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Mistletoe Miracles (Love in Unity Springs Book 3)

Mistletoe Miracles (Love in Unity Springs Book 3)

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Genre: Contemporary

A kiss beneath the mistletoe might just be the start of something incredible.

Single dad Michael Wilson gave up on romance the moment his wife abandoned him twenty-two years ago. Running his hardware store and raising two daughters all on his own, left no time for relationships. He wasn’t about to risk his heart for a second time…Until he met Vivian.

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Candy-Cane Kisses (Love in Unity Springs Book 4)

Candy-Cane Kisses (Love in Unity Springs Book 4)

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Genre: Contemporary

She says he’s too young for her. He doesn’t care.

Tabitha Wilson has been alone and happy her entire life. At sixty-two, any dreamy thoughts of romance have been long-since abandoned for the peaceful serenity she finds in her daily yoga practices. But when Tabitha suddenly finds herself being arduously pursued by a much younger man, she must fight to keep herself in check. A woman her age has no business getting involved with a man young enough to be her son...

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Maid in the West (Brides of Adoration Book 1)

Maid in the West (Brides of Adoration Book 1)

A new start... in someone else's life? Fed up with being despised for her unfortunate parentage, impulsive hotel maid, Elise Miller, runs away from home. She regrets her decision the moment she’s on the train, but when she is mistaken in the next town for a mail-order bride, she trades in her identity for a chance in a better life. Kindly but stern hotelier, Daniel West, is appalled when his mother announces that she is ‘bringing’ him a bride to help manage his growing business, and he’s even more appalled when he meets Elise. The girl is awkward, uncouth, and manages to interfere in nearly everything she puts her hand to. Worse yet, she seems determined to stay, is making friends—and as they grow closer, it’s becoming harder and harder to turn her away. It seems inevitable that the two will give into their budding feelings for one another, but when Daniel’s real fiancé turns up, will the trust between Daniel and Elise be shattered for good?
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Cowboy, Take Me Away (Brides of Adoration Book 2)

Cowboy, Take Me Away (Brides of Adoration Book 2)

Be careful who you pretend to be... You might forget who you are. Sweet but pragmatic Rachel Mueller takes a chance to do something exciting when she travels from Milwaukee to Adoration to become a mail-order bride. When the arrangement ends in disaster, Rachel is determined to make her own way in Adoration—she has absolutely no interest in returning to the drudgery of housework on the family farm, or the ridicule of her five brothers. In the few weeks she’s been in Adoration, she’s tasted freedom and she never wants to go back. Disguised as a man, Rachel is able to earn far more than she ever could as a woman, and when she secures a position as a stable hand on a local ranch, her future—at long last—is hers for the living. However, she finds her growing feelings for the handsome rancher, Adam Roberts, much harder to conceal than the fact that she is a girl!
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The Arms of a Stranger (Brides of Adoration Book 3)

The Arms of a Stranger (Brides of Adoration Book 3)

Becoming friends was chance. But falling in love is far beyond their control. The eldest in a family of seven, Hannah Cook’s position as a maid at The West Hotel is essential. When the owners offer her an opportunity to advance, the role of hostess seems like a dream come true—that is, until the hotel is robbed on her very first day on the job! Jonathon Stone has been alone since his mother died when he was a boy. The only spark of happiness in his life? His childhood best friend, Hannah. When he sets out to empty the coffers of The West Hotel, he never expects to find her there, and he never anticipated taking her hostage… Holed up together in a remote cabin, will old sparks be enough to bring Jonathon back to life? Or will the man he has become break Hannah’s heart all over again?

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Nursing His Heart (Brides of Adoration Book 4)

Nursing His Heart (Brides of Adoration Book 4)

He’s the kind of man that she really shouldn’t want… Pretty and privileged, Marylee VanHorn is the toast of Adoration society. As such, her strange desire to go to nursing school shocks her parents and her friends, who think she should concentrate on her society debut—and the courtship of Robert Kent, a young man who seems to have persuaded everyone but Marylee that they are set to wed. Marylee is thrilled when the local doctor, Neil Lavan, takes her on as his nursing assistant. However, he drives her positively mad—in more ways than one, but can she really be falling in love with her stoic, overbearing employer? What sort of future could they possibly have together?

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Sweet Love of Mine (Brides of Adoration Book 5)

Sweet Love of Mine (Brides of Adoration Book 5)

She thought she knew what it was to love... The sprawling Cook family has always had to pinch pennies, but a terrible harvest has the homestead in dire financial straits. Desperate to help, Abigail Cook takes up a position at a neighboring ranch, caring for an orphaned infant that quickly steals her heart. In her eagerness to contribute to the family coffers, she neglects to mention the fact that she knows almost less about babies than the child’s bewildered uncle! James Taylor was successful at everything from a very young age— and his arrogance shows it. The early deaths of his brother and sister-in-law have been the only piece of hardship he’s ever known, and it shook him to the core. To complicate matters, he’s now the sole guardian of his tiny niece. In a moment of absolute panic, he takes on young Abigail Cook. He has no idea how to care for a baby, after all. His niece needs a woman about the house… and so does he! However, when tongues begin to wag about Abigail’s motives, can their budding relationship survive under the scrutiny of the entire town?

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Dianna (The Brittler Sisters Book 1)

Dianna (The Brittler Sisters Book 1)

Not every mail-order bride falls in love with her groom.

Dianna Brittler isn’t interested in love anyway. She’s looking for an adventure. Sick of the stuffy life of a Manhattan socialite, Dianna takes a terrifying chance and rides West. West. Where there are mountain lions and bears and savages lurking around every corner. West. Where she finds a fiancé more intent on his drink than anything else. West. Where she is rescued by a savage Indian with zero sense of propriety. I mean. Really. What else could go wrong?

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Little Rose: A Romantic Historical Adventure (The Brittler Sisters Book 2)

Little Rose: A Romantic Historical Adventure (The Brittler Sisters Book 2)

Safety is their first priority.
Years after their runaway marriage, Dianna and Shiye’s tiny Frontier family has made a secret life for themselves deep in the Wyoming countryside. Their cozy cabin is a far-cry from the upscale comfort Dianna grew up in, but—to her—it’s a dream.

A dream that is about to shatter.
The danger in Shiye’s past has finally caught up with them, and again, the couple must face the impossible choice: fight or flight?

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Charlotte: A Sweet American Historical Romance (The Brittler Sisters Book 3)

Charlotte: A Sweet American Historical Romance (The Brittler Sisters Book 3)

Charlotte Brittler is content.
Unlike her elder sister, Dianna, who headed West in search of a life of adventure, Charlotte thrives in the bustling, overcrowded Manhattan streets. If she could only find a husband, her life would be complete. So, when the son of a local oil baron captures Charlotte’s hard-won interest, she is immediately swept away down a path full of secrets and intrigue, in a twisting game that threatens her very heart.

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Sarah-Jane: An American Historical Romance (The Brittler Sisters Book 4)

Sarah-Jane: An American Historical Romance (The Brittler Sisters Book 4)

Sarah-Jane is perfect. She's petite, and adorable and happy. There's not a young woman in all of Manhattan that doesn't envy her. But beneath the easy-going charade she displays, Sarah is desperate. Her life is full of a gentle complacency. She's entirely dependent on the will and whims of others, and she also has a secret. A desire that takes hold of her when she's least expecting it. A reckless, misguided need that she can never allow to surface. When Carson Williamson stumbles across a fiery-tempered woman in the ruins of his great great grandfather's mansion, he never once suspects that she would be the same well-bred, high-class lady he has arranged to meet the following week. Under the distinct impression that Sarah-Jane is hiding a myriad of insane emotions from her family, he sets about attempting to force her to show her true self to the world, and thereby have her committed. But Sarah-Jane isn't about to have that. She's not insane. And now she has to prove it to Carson before he does something drastic.

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