My Review of LOST IN LONE CREEK by Mary Manners

Great book to curl up with on a rainy afternoon…
Ms. Manners tugs you right in to the sights and smells of Lone Creek Ranch where you’ll want to kick your cowboy boots up on the coffee table and sit back with your coffee mug and linger awhile. Lost in Lone Creek is the perfect size to curl up with on the couch for a couple hours on a rainy afternoon, but at seventy-three delicious pages, you’ll wish it were longer.
Land Developer Jessica Tate isn’t so likeable when she first appears at Lone Creek Ranch in her high-heeled pumps, designer sunglasses and snooty attitude. Although Rancher Carson Merrill hasn’t seen Jessica since she stomped away a year ago, that doesn’t stop him from looking past her bitter exterior into the heart of the girl he fell in love with and planned to marry. With Carson’s gentle encouragement, Jessica’s attitude melts, along with the brick wall she’d erected since her brother’s accident, making it impossible not to fall in love with this cowboy.      
A sweet, irresistible romance, Lost in Lone Creek is the first in the series. As usual, Ms. Manners leaves us eagerly waiting for the next book. Congratulations, Ms. Manners. Five stars from this reader!
Available now with White Rose Publishing
Disclaimer: An unbiased review, based on my purchase of this book. 

thanks givings…

~ a big thanks to John, Lorie, Kayla and Mason for putting up with our spoiled monster while we were away last week. Love you guys! 

~ to Mary Manners and Marianne Evans, two fabulous WRP authors, for allowing me to join them at the RT Booklovers Conference. You gals are awesome! I so appreciate you!


~ the friendly folks at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC. Thanks for encouraging local authors!


~ the great men and women who make up the 
Kannapolis Fire Department. Thank you for putting your lives on the line every day!

~ Rachael Harrie’s
3rd Writers Platform-Building Campaign
What a great way to connect with other people and make new friends. And the campaign hasn’t even started!

What about you?
What are your thanks givings today?

GRACE’S GOLD by Mary Manners

Brent Peterson returns to Mount Ridge, Tennessee with a single goal—to win back Grace Spencer. He’s loved her since kindergarten, and should have told her how he felt, but Dan Turner swooped in and stole Grace away before Brent had the chance. Now Grace is a widow with a young son, and while it’s been three years since her husband’s death, Brent isn’t sure he should make his feelings known.

When Brent comes around the family bakery, Grace longs to restore their friendship, but the thin gold wedding band on her finger—and memories of Dan—stand between them.

Can Brent’s gentle patience coax Grace to let go of her memories…and the ring, or is it time for Brent to move on alone, and leave Mount Ridge forever?


Available with White Rose Publishing.