Sometimes, more recently than in years past, I find myself missing the snow.
A lot of people cannot understand how I can miss snow and ice, but you see I never said I miss the ice; I said I miss the snow. I miss a lot of things and ever so often think of being able to move, have my own ranch with horses I don’t know how to take care of and land I probably cannot handle alone. Yeah, dreams are sometimes meant to stay dreams.
The reality is that the more I think about making such a move one day the more I realize that I’ll get there and a hot minute later remember that I hate having to scrape ice off my windshield and shovel snow once again because my car has once again gotten stuck in the driveway. Dreams are sometimes not meant to happen for some of us. Besides, the picture to the right is another reminder of why I should avoid turning my snow dream into a reality.
All that thinking of snow and ranches made me think of one of my older works ~ A Rancher’s Love. I haven’t read it since not long after final publishing but next time it’s dark and not so super snowy here I just might curl up in bed and escape from my normal state into my dream world of horses, ranches and oh yeah…lots of snow–mountains of snow.
A Rancher’s Love
Zoe-Quinnlyn Starks has had a rough year. Her boyfriend…make that ex-boyfriend, is getting married to her mother. Her boss blamed her for a cake that made four hundred guests sick even though it wasn’t her fault. He’s fired her and she can’t land another job in the Keys. So when the opportunity comes along to audition for a reality cooking show contest out in Seattle, Washington she jumps at the chance. With her luggage in the car, her GPS set to her final destination and nothing stopping her from going after her future, Zoe hits the road.
Little did she know that her road trip to Washington was going to take a major detour. With the GPS losing the signal and then recalculating for the wrong state, Bambi in the middle of the road, and a steep hill to the right of her, Zoe should have known the road trip was going to take a detour. When that detour leads her right through Dean Collins’ ranch fence her life is about to get another surprise, one she’ll have to decide if it’s worth the risk. Can Dean convince Zoe to bet on love? Or will a broken past cause her to run from love? Find out in A Rancher’s Love.