Hi. I hope the sun is shining for you today, even if it’s just through a window. 🌞 Here in Alaska, we’re deep into breakup, which is our version of spring. Breakup is the time when the snow melts and uncovers all the mud, trash, dead leaves, and other unsavory things that have been hiding under that innocent blanket of snow. It’s not pretty, but it’s a necessary pause before the daffodils can bloom, the grass can green up, and the rhubarb can leap to life.
My latest book, Alaskan Dreams, which just came out yesterday, is about a woman with a dream. Since childhood, Lauren has longed for permanent place to belong, and to her, a farm is symbolic of that. She’s been saving up for years, taking lessons, and gaining practical experience so that someday she can buy a farm and make a living raising goats and making cheese. She’s still ten years away from implementing her plan when Bonnie, a retired dairy farmer, invites Lauren to move in with her on her Alaskan farm and raise goats there. Delighted, Lauren acquires three starter goats and drives from Oregon to the Mat-Su Valley in Alaska.
Bonnie’s grandson, Patrick, can think of several reasons a young woman might move in with an elderly stranger, and unfortunately none of them bode well for his grandmother. His suspicions are just the start of their troubles. Goat hi-jinks, financial difficulties, a hunt for treasure that may or may not exist, and an ill-advised mutual attraction all complicate the plan. Yes, just like breakup in Alaska, there’s a lot of messiness Lauren and Patrick will have to work through in order to get to the good stuff. But it will be worth it.
Alaskan Dreams will be on tour starting May 11th, with excerpts, reviews, and a giveaway. Plus, blog posts will contain special treasure hunt clues that lead to a second giveaway. Be sure to check it out at https://www.prismbooktours.com/.
The love she found
Lauren Shepherd has traded her hectic office job for a quiet life working on an elderly friend’s farm. Risking everything to move to Alaska might just be the perfect opportunity for her—if Lauren can convince handsome and fiercely protective Patrick O’Shea that she’s not swindling his grandmother. But when financial troubles threaten her dream, Lauren and Patrick unite in a hunt for a legendary treasure…only to discover something between them more precious than gold.