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Back home on her family’s Texas Longhorn ranch, Grace Murray is busy preparing for her wedding. After a scruffy tattooed drifter saves her life, she takes on the mission of helping her savior, Heath Carter, find peace. The steady friendship and unconditional acceptance she receives from him encourages her to trade an old dream for a new one—a dream true to her heart. When she calls off her wedding, Grace is finally set free to fully love Heath.
After a decade of military service, Special Forces veteran Heath Carter is living with war’s tragic consequences. Struggling with PTSD, anger, and guilt, he travels through Texas, solitarily moving from job to job. Working with Grace on the ranch, Heath’s guilt over his past actions make him feel unworthy of her love. As their paths lead them in different directions, Heath needs to discover the courage to fight his toughest battle yet—the one inside himself.
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Day In The Life Of Laurie Winter’s Writing Days
I wish I could tell you my life as an author is filled with warm days in Key West,
drinking whiskey and walking on the beach. Since I live in Wisconsin and work a full-time job,my life is far more dull.
In my experience, having a busy schedule leads to good time organization. When I’m
working on a new story, I make a daily word count goal. During the week, I’m lucky to get 500new words written. On the weekends, I can usually get in more, depending on what else is going on. I also schedule time for editing contracted books and marketing my books already published.
I do make time to simply daydream and come up with new story ideas. Sometimes that
driving in the car or while on a run. I read other books, both in my genre and out, and listen to a lot of audio books.
As much as I love writing, my family always comes first. Sometimes, I don’t get all my
‘author’ tasks done because my family needs my attention more. But I’ve found those moments provide me with the best inspiration. I could not write about love without the love of my family.
Heath sat across from her, wearing a relaxed smile.
He had stayed. He looked happy. Warmth spread through her, settling in her heart. No
matter where their lives would take them in the future, she’d always have the memory of this fun day. Molly’s warning flashed in her mind. She reassured herself the feelings she’d developed for Heath were merely a response to seeing someone in need. But she knew Molly was right about one thing. Heath’s issues were more complex than a bird with a broken wing. His demons were stronger than she could mend. Her mother came toward them, wearing a smile that could be seen from space.
In her hand was a large blue ribbon. “There y’all are. Another year…another win.”
“Congratulations.” Grace recognized the triumphant smile on Joslyn’s face. The same
smile she’d worn a time or two. She couldn’t deny that was one thing she’d inherited from her
mother—a fierce competitive streak.
“Heath did a fine job as judge.” Bruce rested his folded hands over his midsection. “He
ate so much pie that at one point, I thought he might split in half.”
“He obviously has good taste.” Joslyn sat at the table next to her husband.
In the sky, a flash lit up the twilight, followed by a deep boom. Blue and red sparks
Heath hunched his head low.
Grace saw his face turn a milky white, and perspiration beaded on his forehead.
“I need to go,” Heath muttered. He jumped off the bench at the same time another
firework exploded overhead. The next second, he dove to the ground and covered his head with both arms.
Bruce knelt next to Heath. “Grace.” He put a hand under Heath’s arm to help him stand.
“We need to get him as far away from these blasted fireworks as possible.”
Watching Heath, the sad truth hit her like the touch of a live wire and her stomach
clenched. The fireworks must have triggered a panic response. In Heath’s mind, he was at war, where bombs meant death. She ran over to help, understanding the urgency to get him out of the park.
Can a second chance at true love be just as sweet?
Laurie Winter is a true warrior of the heart. Inspired by her dreams, she creates authentic characters who overcome the odds and find true love. She keeps her life balanced with regular yoga practice and running. When not pounding the pavement or the keyboard, she’s enjoying time with her family, who are scattered between Wisconsin and Michigan. Laurie has three kids and one fantastic husband, all who inspire her to chase her dreams.
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