Chasing the Wind by Paula Scott – New Release

Posted March 30, 2018 by Phyllis Helton in Blog Tours, Giveaways, New Releases /

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Chasing the Wind by Paula Scott - New Release

Welcome to the Chasing the Wind blog blitz and giveaway, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Be sure to return on April 17 for my review of this Inspirational Fiction novel.

Chasing the Wind by Paula Scott – New Release

Chasing the Wind

by Paula Scott

Series: California Rising #3
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Published by West Butte Publishing
Publication Date March 20, 2018
Genres: Historical Fiction, Clean Romance, Christian Fiction
Setting: California Gold Rush Era - US - 1848 - 1855
Pages: 423


A beautiful, half-Indian girl raised by the Californios finds her fate intertwined with an American frontiersman haunted by his past in 1850 California.

As California comes to statehood amidst the madness of the gold rush, Isabella Vasquez must wed a buckskin-clad American who wins her in a card game. Though their union is passionate, Isabella soon finds herself abandoned in a brothel, where she rises to fame as a singer known as the Bluebird. Yet because of her Indian blood, the Bluebird will always be bought and sold in the white man’s world. When more is demanded of the Bluebird than just singing, Isabella flees to Fort Ross in search of her Russian father and her own race of people.

Peter Brondi has battled Indians all his life. The last thing he wants is a half-Indian wife. While taming the West with Kit Carson and John C. Fremont, Peter has fought the Mexican War and lost his beloved fiancée, Maggie, to his half-Indian brother, Paul. To satisfy his father’s dying wish, Peter vows to find his brother and put an end to the hate that’s between them. But when history repeats itself and Paul steals Isabella away, Peter must come to terms with his past and the animosity he holds against all Indians, including his half-brother and the wife he has forsaken.

Chasing the Wind is the final story in the sweeping saga of California Rising, a tale of love, betrayal, and the ties that bind brothers together and California to the nation.

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Peter released his own breath. He wished a real minister was here. He had no idea how to seal a vow before God with her.

She stared expectantly at him. With her hair pinned back, at least she looked old enough to be his wife. What if, like Maggie, she died giving birth? He closed his eyes, willing his thoughts into order. He’d learned long ago that worrying about the future only marred the present.

“We don’t have to do this,” she said, mistaking his hesitation.

He opened his eyes. Her gaze was intent on him.

Take care of my lamb.

 He recognized that voice. It didn’t come from his own thoughts. It sounded just like Jedediah when he read the Bible as they sat beside the fire on cold winter nights.

He realized the words of the Bible had stuck. They’d bur­rowed deep into his heart like an Indian arrow and killed the man he’d once been. He didn’t want to chase the wind any longer. He wanted to make a life with Belle.

Tour Schedule

March 28, 2018
Launch @ JustRead
She Lives to Read
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The Christian Fiction Girl
Robin’s Nest
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March 29, 2018
Singing Librarian Books
Edits and Reviews by Leslie
A Baker’s Perspective
Faithfully Bookish
Blooming with Books
Reflections From My Bookshelves
Radiant Light

March 30, 2018
Fiction Aficionado
Among the Reads
Cafinated Reads


Paula Scott is giving away a signed print copy of Chasing the Wind! (US Only) Void where prohibited by law. Enter via the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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About Paula Scott

Paula began her writing career as a civilian contracted to write for the United States Air Force’s newspaper and magazines. Later, she wrote feature stories for a daily California newspaper. A fifth generation Californian, Paula’s great great grandmother came to California in a covered wagon and married a California farmer. Paula’s family has been farming ever since. Paula works on her family’s farm, writes historical fiction, and blogs about life, love, and farming at


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7 responses to “Chasing the Wind by Paula Scott – New Release

  1. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for the information on “Chasing the Wind” by Paula Scott and being part of the book blitz.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. rj7777

    I love the title and it sounds like a great book to read! Thanks for the great information about it too! Rita Spratlen

  3. Lori Smanski

    thank you for your review and for the post. this sounds like a great read with a lot of twists and turns and lessons learned