— Wendy Crutcher, Superlibrarian
Just a few more weeks (mid January, in fact) before the first book in the brand new installment of my Wed in the West series releases! Set in my own backyard in beautiful northeastern New Mexico, where the Sangre de Christo mountains tower over majestic rolling plains and lush pine forests, we’re talking horses and cowboys, oh, yeah…as well my usual assortment of quirky characters, down home settings and rowdy little boys (and girls!). And dogs.
In A SOLDIER’S PROMISE (Jan 16 2016 in print, Feb 1 in ebook) Levi Talbot returns from his most recent deployment in Afghanistan to make good on a promise to his best friend, killed by a roadside IED, to take care of Tomas’s widow and young daughters…a task made all the more difficult, not only because Val Lopez blames Levi for her husband’s death, but because seeing Val again resurrects a whole lot of memories neither of them quite knows what to do with.
Then, in BACK IN THE SADDLE (Feb 16 in print, March 1 in ebook), Levi’s older brother Zach, still grieving from the loss of his wife three years earlier, isn’t sure why he feels compelled to help former actress – and one-time rodeo star – Mallory Keyes literally get back in the saddle after the accident that left her a paraplegic…especially when his “good deed” spectacularly backfires, hehehe…
After that, two more brothers, two more stories, and lots more tears and laughs and triumphs. And, yeah, dogs…
in other news, SANTA’S PLAYBOOK, which earned the rare 4.5 Top Pick GOLD designation from Romantic Times when it debuted in 2014, also went on to win RT’s Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Special Edition for that year. Since I absolutely love this story, about a drama teacher whose biggest role turns out to be healing the hearts of a widowed football coach and his four children, I’m thrilled with how well received has been. And thanks to the wonderful world of digital publishing, this, as well as my entire backlist, is still available at Amazon.com, bn.com, another other etailers for years to come.
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