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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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.

Just released

Hi Everyone, A Peakview Christmas, is now available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GWT7HZ1  Download your copy today and get into the Christmas spirit 🙂

 

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Free Christmas Novella

The air has turned cooler even here in East Texas. I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving in a couple of weeks, and starting to get in the Christmas spirit. Only 45 more shopping days until Christmas, and the Hallmark Christmas movies are in full swing 🙂

In the spirit of the season, for the next five days, my Christmas novella, Colorado Cowboy Christmas, is available for free at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFD0T97

Cynthia Welch has made a name for herself as one of Chicago’s top divorce attorneys at the expense of her personal life. Burnt out, she heads to Peaktop Guest Ranch for a couple of months of solitude over the holidays. AJ Coulter, a cowboy from Wyoming, has been a loner and a drifter ever since his divorce and his teenage daughters leaving for college. He finds a temporary job at Peaktop Ranch as the head wrangler.When their paths cross, Cynthia begins to question her life in Chicago, and AJ struggles to find a way to keep her in Colorado.Can the spirit of Christmas bring these two people from very different worlds together and help them find their way to true love? This Christmas, come home to Peakview, Colorado where everyone has a chance at love.CCC cover front

 

Colorado Sunset

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So here it is at last!  My very first novel, Colorado Sunset!! It’s available in Kindle format at Amazon.com and a paperback version is coming soon!  So exciting and so scary at the same time. What if no one ever buys a copy? What if they do and they hate it? It took so much of my time and energy to get this out there. I sure hope someone likes it, maybe lots of someones, that would be good. But even if no one ever buys it, I sure had fun writing it!  If you are looking for a good light romance, older characters, located in the beautiful Colorado Rockies, this book might just be for you! This book is the first in a series of novels that all take place in the small, fictional town of Peakview, Colorado. I am hoping that readers will fall in love with this town the same way I have. Here’s a preview:

After June Meyers devastating divorce six years ago, she remained devoted to her children and their home in Ohio. Now her youngest child is off to college, and June faces her future with a mix of anxiety and excitement.

The Walker Horse Ranch in isolated Peakview, Colorado, provides the perfect setting for Jeff Walker to hide from the pain of losing his wife to cancer eight years ago. He’s raised his sons and now his ranch and horses are his life. It’s just simpler that way.

Avoiding making any long tern decisions about her life, June embarks on a cross country road trip to visit her son and grandchildren in California. After car trouble strands her in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, she lands at the Walker Ranch, where she encounters the handsome, rugged rancher, Jeff. While neither is looking for a relationship, they can’t deny the chemistry that draws them together.

Can they drop their barriers and take a second chance at love?

That’s it in a nutshell.  Sound like your kind of book?  Tired of reading about heroines and heroes the age of your daughters and granddaughters then my book is for you. We are never too old for romance.