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A story of faith, family and the fear of change that we all must face at some point in our lives, this is by far the best work yet from this author. ~Ionia Martin, Readfulthingsblog.com
Mary Lunsford, a widow, lives quietly in the small town neighborhood where she grew up. Her life is centered in women: her mother and three grown daughters. About to have all of her daughters out of the nest, Mary will be alone and on her own for the first time in her life. It is at this particular point that Jim Pettijohn enters Mary’s life, with his charming smile and sunshine in his pockets. He soon sweeps Mary off her feet and causes the other women to get up in arms.
This is the story of a woman’s awakening: to the inevitability of change, to unbounded possibilities and choices, and to the colorful vistas of her heart.
I highly recommend this delightful story to anyone who enjoys a well-written story with a lovely romantic feel. ~Sharon Galligar Chance, Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews.
Miracle On I-40…
Lacey Brant is the ever-hopeful waitress at Gerald’s Truckstop Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a spot that is clear across the country from her home and family in North Carolina. It has been eleven years since Lacey ran away from her angry father. Now she wants to go home again. A single mother struggling to raise her own children, she longs for her father’s forgiveness, her mother’s sweet embrace, and to share with her aging parents the two grandchildren they have never seen.
Cooper is every inch a modern-day Scrooge who wants no part of traveling across country with two children. But he has promised to help out a friend, so he loads Lacey and her brood into his eighteen-wheeler and carries them across the country with him on Interstate-40. As the miles roll under the big truck’s wheels, it turns out to be Lacey and her children who are bringing Cooper along with them, on a journey that takes them home to the heart.
In this revised edition of a Curtiss Ann Matlock classic, readers are treated once again to a cast of lovable characters in a magical romance as sweet and tender as a Christmas cookie. Open the pages and enjoy!
“A revised version of an early 1990s tale, contemporary romance readers will believe in the MIRACLE ON I-40.” ~Harriet Klausner, reviewer.
The Loves of Ruby Dee…
Ruby Dee, licensed practical nurse, came to the high plains of Oklahoma to care for an ailing old man. She brought her classic Ford Galaxie, her dog Sally and her dear Aunt Edna’s ashes, seeking peace and healing. She found a fractured family of ranchers–intense Will, wild Lonnie and irascible Hardy–who each accept her balm for their troubled hearts. [Originally published by Avon]
“A wonderful antidote to glitz romance. Ruby Dee is so sweet, so loving, so wise, that you know she’ll get it right in the end, and you stay with her all the way to make sure she does.” ~Detroit Free Press, on The Loves of Ruby Dee
If Wishes Were Horses…
“It was not so much her husband dying in another woman’s bed that had sent her into shock, but his dying at all. Roy had been only thirty-five years old, and while he had been in many a woman’s bed, he had never died on her before.”
At her husband’s death, Etta Rivers is left humiliated, grief-stricken, and pregnant, with creditors showing up to repossess the long white Cadillac, the John Deere tractor, and, on the very day of the funeral, to take the last of her horses. She is in danger of losing the only home she has ever known.
On this same day, a new man enters her life–Johnny Bellah, a broken ex-rodeo cowboy with a lame leg, whose come presenting an IOU from Roy. In lieu of payment, Johnny accepts a room in the barn and the use of the ranch facilities to train horses for customers. It is the beginning of a tentative relationship, one in which Etta and Johnny set out to see if they can train a winning horse, and find themselves helping each other.
With comic invention and warm tenderness, Matlock brings a time and place to life: windswept Oklahoma of the 1950s, prohibition, bush-track horse racing–and a man and woman who discover hope in new beginnings, and the tender promise of love. [Originally published by Avon Books]
“You won’t find millionaires or supermodels between the pages of If Wishes Were Horses. Oh no. This is something far more valuable: real romance, between people so genuine they could be our neighbors.” ~ Cathy Sova, The Romance Reader
Love in a Small Town…
Mollie and Tommie Lee have been married for twenty-five years. They grew up in Valentine, Oklahoma, and were sweethearts from the get-go. But something is missing in their marriage, and Mollie can’t bear to stay where she doesn’t feel loved. Tommy Lee is confused and hurt and angry when she takes refuge in Aunt Hestie’s empty cottage, but he has complaints of his own. [Originally published by Avon Books] (The first book with mention of the town of Valentine.)
These are two funny, human, scared folks who aren’t ready to give up on love, but have to fumble their way back toward it. Come along for the ride. It’s a wonderful trip. ~Cathy Sova, The Romance Reader