Thursday, August 02, 2007
A Reason to Read...
It seems like only yesterday that I met Cheryl and she asked me, a wide-eyed newbie, to join her critique group. Under her mentoring, I wrote my first historical western romance "Winter Hearts." Since that time, I've written seven more western romances, two romantic suspense, one time travel, and one novella. And this month, my ninth historical western, "A Reason to Believe" will be out. This is the second book of my Forrester brothers trilogy and it is about the youngest brother Rye. The oldest brother Creede was the hero in "A Reason to Live," which was released last year. The third and final Forrester brothers book, "A Reason to Sin", will be out in March 2008.
In "A Reason to Believe", Rye Forrester is a man looking for atonement. After losing his wife and baby, he thinks he has nothing else to lose. However, a bad decision leads to the death of a friend and the loss of his army career. Now he must somehow make it up to the man's widow and daughter.
Dulcie McDaniel grew up with an alcoholic father and married a soldier who ended up being even worse than her father. She's made bad choices in her life and when she's left with her father's rundown farm, she's determined to provide her daughter with a home without relying on a man. But Dulcie's passionate nature can't be denied and she turns to whiskey to cope with her loneliness.
When Rye Forrester shows up and agrees to work for room and board, Dulcie is wary. However, Rye is like no other man she's ever met--gentle, kind, and courteous--and she can't help but be attracted to him. But Rye and Dulcie must each learn to forgive one another and themselves before they'll be free to love.
You might want to keep a hanky handy for this one. :::sniffle:::
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And as if learning about this new western isn't exciting enough, you have a chance to win an autographed copy! Every comment to this blog will be entered into a drawing. On the 7th, which is the official release date, Maureen and I will draw the name of a winner.
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