"Engaging secondary characters and strong family ties make this novel a heartwarming story."--Romantic Times Book Reviews
From the Author
Dear Reader, Before I was blessed to turn writing stories into a career, I was a stay at home mom. It has been the toughest - and best - job I've ever had. I have never regretted having those precious years at home. And I am very fortunate to have a husband who supported me one hundred percent. But every now and then I wondered - what would happen if suddenly I was left to provide for our children on my own? I was employed before they were born, but how difficult would it be to get back into the workforce, make ends meet, and still be there for them in the way I wanted? That's exactly what happens to Emily in A Family For The Rugged Rancher. I like Emily. Yes, she's been hurt, but she's pulled up her socks to do what's best for her son. She's a good mother. She does what I hope I would have done if I'd found myself in those circumstances. Cope - with a smile. Of course Luke is dealing with his own issues, and one many of us face as time ticks on: aging parents. He needs someone to bring him out of his shell. To show him all the rich possibilities of the future. And that someone is Emily. I often hear people say that romance novels are unrealistic and fairy tales, but I don't agree. My characters aren't just characters, they're people trying to deal with issues we all face in our lives. And when life gets bad, sometimes it's nice to know - just for a while - that the sun is going to peek from beneath that cloud. I'm here to say that fairy tales happen. There are such things as happy endings. I hope you find your happy ending too! Warm wishes, Donna Dedication A great editor is worth her weight in gold. To Sally, for her constant faith that I'm up to the task. It means more than you know.