Tuesday, December 11, 2018


My novella “ZOLA’S CROSS-COUNTRY ADVENTURE” in MISSAdventure Brides Collection is about a courageous young woman in 1904 who attempts to be the first woman to drive from coast to coast.

This was a time when most people, men and women, didn’t think women could do anything outside the home.

My villain in this story is my hero’s newspaper editor and boss, Mr. Ghetty. He, along with the newspapers and men all along the way, not only don’t believe a woman can make such a journey, but that they shouldn’t, and they don’t want her to succeed.

Mr. Ghetty informs the hero the day before the trip that he’ll be following the two ladies so he can capture their failure.

Since the villain or antagonist in a story is someone (or something) that gets in the way of the protagonist reaching their goal, this story has many. In addition to people, the bad and nonexistent roads, weather, the sheer length of the journey at this time, and even the automobile itself. Early cars were, at best, extremely unreliable and broke down often.

Even with all these obstacles and many struggles, Zola determines to do her best. It’s not easy and she wants to give up many times.

Happy Adventuring!

Love Is One of Life’s Greatest Adventures
Seven daring damsels don’t let the norms of their eras hold them back. Along the way these women attract the attention of men who admire their bravery and determination, but will they let love grow out of the adventures?
Releases December 1, 2018

The MISSAdventure Brides Collection would make a wonderful Christmas present!

MARY DAVIS is a bestselling, award-winning novelist of over two dozen titles in both historical and contemporary themes. She has five titles releasing in 2018; "Holly & Ivy" in A Bouquet of Brides Collection in January, Courting Her Amish Heart in March, The Widow’s Plight in July, Courting Her Secret Heart September, & “Zola’s Cross-Country Adventure” in MISSAdventure Brides Collection in December. She is a member of ACFW and active in critique groups.

Mary lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of over thirty-four years and two cats. She has three adult children and two incredibly adorable grandchildren. Find her online at:

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