Who doesn’t love a good cowboy?
In this case, three of them from the fictional town of Barren, Kansas.
I don’t automatically think of Kansas and cowboys together, but there is a lot of farming and ranching in that real-life area where I once lived. And quite a few bison ranches too, one of which figures prominently in The Reluctant Rancher, the first book in my new series, Kansas Cowboys, to debut in October. Here's the cover image and first copy--hot off the press! The books arrived just the other day.
In the story Logan Hunter is a professional test pilot, not a rancher. But when his beloved grandfather gets thrown by one of his own bison and breaks a leg, Logan comes home to run his ranch for him while he recuperates. The Circle H where Logan grew up holds bad memories for him, however. It was there that he nearly lost his son and did lose his marriage. Now divorced, and hoping to regain custody of his little boy, Logan can’t wait to leave the ranch again.
On the other hand, Blossom Kennedy is only too happy to find a hiding place—and a temporary job as caregiver--at the Circle H. She’s on the run from her abusive ex. It’s too bad she can’t stay here permanently. Blossom yearns for a place to belong—a place where she and her unborn baby will be safe. She doesn't count on falling in love with Logan. But what if she could stay, and with him? Does she dare to take another chance on love?
I hope you’ll enjoy Logan and Blossom’s story as well as the rest of the series. Look for Cowboy of Her Dreams (working title) about Logan’s friend Grey Wilson and Cowboy on Call in which Logan’s estranged brother Sawyer finally comes home.
Ah, those cowboys...I’ve always been a horse lover. Are you a virtual cowgirl too at heart? Or are horses not your thing?
Also coming soon is A Heartwarming Holiday: Fifteen connected stories set in Christmas Town, Maine that cover the season from Thanksgiving through New Year’s.
You can pre-order now at:
The set will be released on October 11th, and my contribution is “Thankfully Yours” about a wounded former Navy SEAL who clashes over the renovations of his family’s ski resort with a widow who lost her husband there. Can these two find love again?
And...wait for it. There's more! Be sure to get this collection of thirteen Heartwarming Thanksgiving stories out in November. My story is "Her Thanksgiving Soldier."