New Release-Peaktop Dude Ranch Reunion

The second book in my Peaktop Dude Ranch Series, Peaktop Dude Ranch Reunion, is now available at Amazon.com for your kindle, or in paperback or hardcover formats. You don’t want to miss this seasoned romance about a second chance at a long lost love.

Does first love ever die?

Pamela Emery, aged fifty-six, walked out of the courthouse with her divorce papers in hand. Life as she’d known it was over. Why had she let her son and his wife talk her into going with them on a vacation to a Colorado Dude Ranch? She just wasn’t in the mood, but she wouldn’t let them down. She’d spend a couple weeks with her adorable grandchildren, and with any luck, she’d come back home in a better frame of mind.

Kenneth Tucker glanced around the Peaktop Dude Ranch dining room at all the young families. He felt more than a little out of place. It was his first vacation since his wife died five years ago. Was there anyone here his age? Spotting the only other person in the room who looked like she was over forty, he decided to try to strike up a friendship with a stranger. Little did he know she wasn’t a stranger at all.

When Pam and Ken realize they not only knew each other in high school but were high school sweethearts, the sparks that sizzled between them almost forty years ago come crashing back. But can they trust their fragile hearts to the one person who broke them all those years ago, both believing that the other dumped them? Will they discover the real truth, or is it just too late for their ill-fated romance?

Peaktop Dude Ranch, where love soars to new heights.

New Release-New Series

The first book in my Peaktop Dude Ranch Series, Peaktop Dude Ranch Homecoming, is now available. To purchase your copy just click on the book cover (above).

I am so excited to write this series which takes place on a Colorado Dude Ranch. One of my earliest memories is of the summer when I was five years old. My parents loaded my brother and I into our car for our first cross-country roadtrip. There were no Interstates back then, so it took us several days to drive from our home in Indiana to the Colorado Mountains. When we arrived at Tarryall Dude Ranch, I loved everything about the place–the mountains, the cute little cabin we stayed in, and the horses–especially the horses. It was the first time I’d ever ridden except for a couple pony rides at fairs. This was a real, full size horse on a mountain trail with no one but me holding the reins. I still remember that horse. He was a black and white pinto named Little Joe. See picture below-yep, that’s me!

My whole family was sold on dude ranch vacations. We continued to vacation on a dude ranch every summer until I graduated from high school. We stayed on six different ranches in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. Each unique in their own way, but all with the family atmosphere and brand of western hospitality. When I was old enough, I spent three summers working on two different dude ranches in Colorado, Lost Valley Ranch and Tumbling River Ranch. They were experiences I’ll never forget. Later, my mom became a realtor and specialized in selling Dude Ranches. I was able to visit ranches with her all over the west. If you ever find yourself in Cody, Wyoming, you can stop by the Dude Rancher’s Museum where my mom’s saddle is displayed along with a portrait of her painted by a Native American artist.

As an adult, I continue to take my kids and now my grandkids to Lost Valley Ranch for weekends in the spring and fall. I call it my happy place. A place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the horseback riding and gorgeous mountain scenery. I hope Peaktop Dude Ranch can do that for you. It was born as a combination of all the various ranches I’ve experienced in my lifetime. For those of you who’ve read my Peakview or Aspen Ridge Series, Peaktop Ranch is nestled in the Peak National Forest between my two towns. You will see some of your favorite characters pop in from time to time. If you haven’t read any of my books yet, this is an excellent place to start.

COME HOME TO PEAKVEIW COUNTY, COLORADO, WHERE EVERYONE HAS A CHANCE AT LOVE!

SPRING?

Is it Spring yet? No matter where you reside, when we reach the end of February, you’re bond to hear this sentiment. If you live in the southern United States like I currently do, the answer is almost. In a couple more weeks it will be safe to plant without fear of frost. On my morning walk today, I saw yards filled with blooming daffodils, pansies, forsythia, and flowering trees. The azaleas are starting get their first blooms.

If, however, you live farther north, like my former home in Colorado, consistent warmer temperatures are still several months away. Although you may experience beautiful, warm March days, the next day you may get several feet of snow. The danger of frost stays until after Mother’s Day, regardless of the fact that the first day of spring is on the calendar in March.

Why do we look so forward to spring? Probably for many reasons. The days get longer, and the gloom of winter fades. Spring signals a new beginning, a time that reflects hope. A sign that no matter how dark our lives get, there will be a brighter tomorrow. There’s something so reassuring about watching tiny plants emerge from the recently frozen ground. Seeds that never gave up, but merely waited for their season. I love that!

It’s similar to the reason I write romances. I love the happy endings. Readers can pick up a romance novel and be assured that no matter how bad a situation may appear, that it will get better, the characters will fall in love, and they will have a happy ending. After all, isn’t that we all want for our lives?

So find hope in the anticipation of spring, whether it’s next week or next month or a ways down the road.

My latest novel, Climb up to Love,  was released last week. If you love stories of hope and new beginnings, get your copy now, and see how Sierra and Storm find a new beginning and overcome the darkness of their pasts. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084BP9GW6

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New release-Box set

Hi everyone. I hope you are enjoying 2020 so far. Today is cold and rainy so a great day to sit inside and write 🙂  I wanted to let you know that I’ve just released a new box in my Peakview Series. This box set contains books 6-8, which goes through an entire year in Peakview, Colorado. You’ll enjoy your favorite Peakview residents as well as meet some newcomers to the tight-knit community. Download your copy now at 35% off the cost of buying these three books individually. Happy Reading. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08432CKK1

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Enter Now

HAYMAKER-BB-Sweet-Mild-Contemporary-Rom-Aug-19Hey everyone, I hope you are surviving the summer heat. I wanted to let you know about a great opportunity to win some sweet romances, including my latest release, Come Home to Love. These books are great summer reads whether you’re lounging by the pool, enjoying an escape to the mountains, or sitting inside in the air-conditioning. If you go to Bookbub.com and follow us, you will be entered. The more authors you follow, the more chances yo have to win. Contest runs from now until August 14th.

Enjoy the rest of your summer. Fall will be here soon!

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Audio Book

I’m very happy to announce that the first book in my Peakview Series, Colorado Sunset, is now available in Audio book format at audible.com. Go back to where it all began in this first in an eleven book series, set in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. I know you’ll love my fabulous narrator, Sarah Sampino.  You can download it here: https://www.audible.com/pd/B07SS5Y6NL/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-154087&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_154087_rh_us

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Free box set

04-Books-Mockup skewed front copy 2 - Copy (800x732)Come home to where it all began. The Box Set of the first four books in my Peakview Series is free for your kindle today through Saturday at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RVMVPW8  Don’t miss this chance to get to know the residents of this small mountain town.

Peakview, Colorado, nestled high in the Colorado Rockies is home to quirky characters we’ve all come to know and love. Jill Haymaker had bundled the first four books in her Peakview series.

In book one, we arrive in Peakview with June Meyers as she looks for a new start in life and finds romance with the handsome widower, Jeff Walker, at his Walker Horse Ranch.

In book two, Violet Woods, the owner of the town’s café and self-appointed match-maker finds her own second chance at romance with Howard Crandall, the local mechanic. Although Violet is great at finding the perfect match for everyone else, can she find a happy ending for herself?

In book three, we go back to Walker Ranch, where the handsome young cowboy, Luke Walker, is forced to confront his feelings when his high school sweetheart, Penny Anderson, returns for the summer. Having just finished college, Penny can’t deny the feelings she still has for Luke, but can Peakview County provide a career for her? She’s not willing to give up everything she’s worked so hard to achieve.

And finally in book four, Howard’s daughter, Melanie Gentry, moves to Peakview to give herself and her daughter the chance to get to know the father she never knew. Little did she know, that she’d also have a chance at love with the dashing cowboy, Hank Dalton. Add a foster child and a rescue dog into the mix, and sparks are sure to fly. Can they all create a home and a family?

Come home to Peakview, Colorado, where everyone has a chance at love.

Free Ebook

Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know that book 4 in the Peakview Series, Colorado Wrangler, is free today and tomorrow for your kindle at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MDJLYCW

Download to find out if a foster child and a rescue pup help two lonely people find true love and family. You don’t want to miss this heartwarming story of overcoming fears.

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New Release

The first book in my new Aspen Ridge series, Chalk it up to Love, is now available on Amazon. Get your copy now to https://www.amazon.com/dp/BO7KCN1L29

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When a new school year begins, all fourth grade teacher, ERIN MIDNIGHT, wants is to establish a new normal for herself and her ten year old son, Mark. Recently divorced, she struggles to cope with being a single mom. Fortunately, her hometown of Aspen Ridge, Colorado, provides the perfect place for her to heal.

BOYD GARRETT’S life changed the day his wife was senselessly killed by a texting driver. No longer fulfilled by his life in the big city, he accepts a new teaching job in the tiny, mountain town of Aspen Ridge, hoping to find an escape from the memories that haunt him.

Can Peak Elementary School’s new, handsome instructor teach Erin to believe in herself again? Can Boyd find the happiness he thought he’d lost forever? Or are the walls they’ve built around their hearts too high? Two people who’ve learned that with love comes pain. But, sometimes—we get a second chance.

 

 

A Peakview Christmas Trailer

Hi friends, As you may know, my new Christmas novel, A Peakview Christmas, is now available for pre-order at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GWT7HZ1. It was be released on October first.

Here’s your chance to watch the trailer now. https://youtu.be/ugLR0GaImoE  Enjoy 🙂 I hope it puts you in the holiday spirit.

Even though the heat index here in East Texas is 100 degrees today, there’s nothing like winter in the Colorado Rockies to get you in the mood. It’s only 96 days until Christmas!  Jill

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