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Raised by the Lakota Sioux and having traveled with the Wild West Show for many years, Rain Shadow is unprepared for a forced stay at the home of Anton Neubauer while her son recuperates. He is a rock, a man who has lived on and farmed the same several hundred acres since he was young.
Anton needs a mother for his son, but he needs someone domestic and ladylike, not the Smith & Wesson toting female who sets up her teepee in his front yard and whose target practice wakes him at the crack of dawn. But fate, two little boys and two old men conspire to keep them together, and it’s too late to deny their passion once love is part of the equation.
“This intricately woven plot keeps readers turning pages with a smile.”
– Heartland Critiques
“…a beautifully moving novel by an author who knows how to create sympathetic characters.”
– Affaire de Coeur
“…romance that doesn't insult your intelligence, a genuine understanding of the West in the 1800's.”
– amazon reviewer
Writing With Emotion, Tension, and Conflict: Techniques for Crafting an Expressive and Compelling Novel
Writers Digest Books
Today's highly competitive fiction market requires writers to imbue their novels with that special something - an element that captures readers' hearts and minds. In Writing With Emotion, Tension & Conflict, writers will learn vital techniques for writing emotion into their characters, plots and dialogue in order to instill that special something into every page.
This book is created as a study guide, with exercises geared to your work in progress. I don’t claim to have all the answers. I learn something every day. The solutions I do have must be discovered in your own time and by your own process, but I’ve developed chapters and exercises to provoke those discoveries. I believe if you have the gift of storytelling and the desire to learn, you can write a book worthy of submission.
Available for the first time as ebooks
Land of Dreams
In this tale of hope and love, too-tall spinster Thea Coulson wants to be mother to a child who arrives in Nebraska on an orphan train. When Booker Hayes shows up to take his niece, a marriage of convenience suits them both. Thea’s nights are filled with dreams of the tall, dark army major, but she guards her heart. Booker’s first taste of home and hearth has him longing for more, but first he must win the trust of his niece…and the heart of the sun-kissed farmer's daughter.
Saint or Sinner
In this heartwarming tale of hope and redemption, Joshua McBride returns from the war a changed man, ready to put down roots and plant his feet in the community. Prim and uptight Miss Adelaide Stapleton, leader of the Dorcas Society, doesn’t believe he’s changed—people are never what they seem. But she has plenty of secrets of her own—among them the inescapable fact that Joshua sets her heart to pounding and makes her long for his disturbing kisses. How long can she keep her own past hidden—and resist temptation?
Heaven Can Wait
Raised within the confines of a strict religious community, Lydia Beker longs for a simple touch, dreams of seeing more of the world. When handsome farmer, Jakob Neubauer and his family visit the bakery where she works, she is fascinated, but Outsiders are forbidden to her. Jakob is attracted to Lydia, as well, and she makes the difficult decision to leave everything she knows behind to marry him. He offers love and passion, but will she ever fit into his world?