Listen Closely!

Audio books are new endeavor for me that I’m very excited about. Two of my Historical Romances, Romancing Olive, and the first book in my Crawford Family Series, Train Station Bride, are recently available as audio books at a variety of retailers. The women that read my books, Lee Ann Howlett and Meghan Kelly were superb narrators, able to inflect just the right amount of angst, happiness, and love into the words of my characters and made them feel very alive for the listener!


Romancing Olive1891 . . . Spinster librarian, Olive Wilkins, is shocked to learn of her brother’s violent death at a saloon gaming table and her sister-in-law’s subsequent murder, traveling far from her staid life to rescue her niece and nephew, now orphans. She arrives to find the circumstances of her brother’s life deplorable and her long held beliefs of family and tradition, shaken.
Accustomed to the sophistication of Philadelphia, Olive arrives in Spencer, Ohio, a rough and tumble world she is not familiar with, facing two traumatized children. Her niece and nephew, Mary and John, have been living with a neighboring farmer, widower Jacob Butler, the father of three young children of his own and a man still in pain from the recent loss of his wife.
Real danger threatens Olive and Mary and John while Jacob and his own brood battle the day-to-day struggles for survival. Will Olive and Jacob find the strength to fight their battles alone or together? Will love conquer the bitterness of loss and broken dreams?





Train Station Bride Audiobook
1887 Debutante, Julia Crawford endures a lifetime of subtle ridicule as the plump, silly daughter of a premiere Boston family. Julia strikes out on her own to gain independence, traveling to the Midwest to marry an aging shopkeeper and care for his mother. Julia finds her new home rough and uncivilized after the sophistication of a big city, while closely held secrets threaten to ruin Julia’s one chance at love.
Jake Shelling was sixteen and grew up quick when his parents died from influenza on the South Dakota prairie. Left with a half-cleared farm and two young sisters, he spent little time on his own needs . .till now. At thirty-five, he figured it was high time to have some sons and a mail order bride would suit him just fine. No expectations of love, just a helpmate from sturdy stock, ready for farm life.
Will fate and chance play a trick on Julia and Jake?





When the second book in the Crawford Series, Contract to Wed, came out recently, I read the Prologue to post on GoodReads and other sites. I’ll be sticking with the professionals, and am auditioning performers for this book currently, but if you’d like to hear the opening of my most recent book as read by little old me . . . well here I am!
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Holly Bush writes historical romance set on the American Prairie and in Victorian England. Her books are described as emotional, with heartfelt, sexy romance. Holly recently released her first women’s fiction title reviewers are calling ‘smart’ and ‘laugh-out-loud funny.’ She makes her home with her husband in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Connect with Holly at on Twitter and on Facebook.

4 Responses

  1. Barbara Monajem

    It was fun listening to you read, Holly. Only one of my stories has been made into an audio book, and I tried listening to it but found I couldn’t.. I already knew what was going to happen and got too impatient! But generally I do like audio books if I’m going on a long drive. Congrats on your two!!

    • hollybushbooks

      Thanks Barbara! I actually enjoyed reading it and have had a lot of people comment that they liked listening to me read.