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Part of loving the girl next door meant making sure she followed her dreams. Dylan just never expected it to take this long for Kayla toBackInTheRanchersArms-final-500x750 come home. Though Kayla doesn’t want to face Dylan again, she can’t say no to being maid of honor at her cousin’s wedding. But Dylan already lost the woman he loved once. This time, he’s determined to win her back…

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Bonus: Recipe for Kayla’s favorite treat. She likes chocolate and bananas on top. Yummy!

Elephant Ears (Fried Dough)

 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! DEBUT NOVEL COVER REVEAL

Excited to share the gorgeous cover of my new release. Pre-order avail 3/19/18 at all major online retailers and will be released 4/9/18. Hope you enjoy Dylan and Kayla’s story as much as I do. Links to retailers will be posted here next Monday.

 

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Dylan Hunter has always loved the girl next door. Part of loving her meant making sure she left their small town to study to become a veterinarian. He just never expected it to take this long for her to come home. His hands are full raising his younger brother and bringing his ranch through the drought, but one look at Kayla and his feelings are back full force.

Kayla Anderson’s not prepared to see the guy who broke her heart in high school again, but she can’t get out of returning home to be maid of honor at her cousin’s wedding. She’s determined to have fun and celebrate the special day, despite the fact Dylan is her family’s closest neighbor and the best man, and get the heck back out of Dodge.

But Dylan already lost the woman he loved once. This time, he’s determined to win her back…

 

 

SECOND CHANCE WITH YOUR FIRST LOVE

Heart of Texas-nursing calfAlmost everyone has experienced a first love. More often than not, things don’t work out. People change- for better or worse, people move away and meet new people, people make mistakes. Sometimes it’s painful, sometimes it’s by choice, sometimes, it just happens. Our life path takes us down a different road.  Have you ever wondered what if you had a second chance? A first love creates a unique bond that transcends time, whether solely in our own mind, or in the minds of both people involved.

My debut novel is a story about the latter. Two people, one heart, divided by life and mistakes. I hope you’ll fall in love with Kayla and Dylan as they reconnect and find their way back to where they belong. Together.

ROMANCE IS MUSIC FOR THE HEART

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Love is everywhere, but the special magic of real love is often elusive and frustrating to those who seek it. Be patient. Be willing to look into the heart of another person, for often true gems lie just beneath the surface.

Open your heart and listen to the music. It will know when the song is right.

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CRUISING

An avid cruiser, DSCN0454most of my vacations are sailing the high seas and visiting other countries. I love the freedom to do as little as I want or as much I want. For me, it’s usually as little as possible. Normally, I spend sea days sitting in a shaded spot with a great view of the ocean. And I write.

When in port on the other hand, unless it’s a new country or some other special reason, I can usually be found headed for the warm Caribbean water and a beach. My favorite past time is sitting on the edge of the beach, waves breaking gently around me, a fruity concoction in hand.

No driving. No cooking. No cleaning. No worries.

I’ve been on eighteen cruises, so if anyone wants advice about any aspect of cruising, feel free to ask.

 

WILDLIFE ET AL.

DSCN20630017Living in the country I get many great opportunities to take pictures of wildlife. They are all like pets to me and I’m very protective. For example, I love my hawks, but I insist they don’t attack my backyard birds. And yes, I have stared a hawk down bravely, while protecting an innocent bird that was momentarily injured. We have fox, groundhogs, raccoon, deer, snakes, lots of birds, squirrels, and an occasional opossum. I’ve smelled the skunks but prefer not to see them. I also feel inclined to include Hermione, the sweetest (although craziest) cat I know, who adopted us one dark and cold night. She showed up at our back door and when we let her in to keep her warm, she warmed our hearts when we weren’t looking. When no one claimed her, we officially became pet owners again.

I’m looking forward to sharing some of the special photos from around the property. Feel free to share your own personal great photos of wildlife or your special pet family member/s.

CAMPING & KAYAKING

Summer is here and the camping has slowed to a near halt. But in the

meantime, I’m planning a big clear water kayaking

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and camping trip down in Florida. I’ve heard the best time to go is the second week in November to catch up with the maximum amount of Manatees before the waters are closed to boaters. The idea of kayaking up close with these gentle giant “sea cows” in crystal clear water has been on my to-do list for years. I’m planning on touring down the Gulf side of Florida and then crossing over toward Blue Springs State Park.