GENRE: Contemporary Romance
Fighting for his life after an ambush, Sheriff Josh Wellman awakes to find himself looking into the eyes of a real-life angel of mercy. Despite his groggy condition, he knows his life has changed the instant their hands touch. Devastating heartbreak has left Mercy Smith's faith in tatters, her heart guarded against more loss. Her dedication to the air evac trauma team she leads has insulated her from the realities of the earth below, so now Josh faces the biggest challenge of his life. Can he find a way around the walls that fortify her heart and convince this angel to stay on the ground with him? Can Mercy open herself to life again and find a way to restore her faith in God ... as well as love?
J.D. Sterling shook the dirt of the small Texas town from his boot heels a dozen years before. Now, he’s returned… not as the poor country boy who left to follow his dream, but as country music’s sexy superstar. He has everything he always wanted except for the girl who holds his heart. Mandy.
Years come and go and people change. Amanda Lawson has grown up. From heartbreak and struggling to survive to becoming a successful businesswoman, she has taught herself to never look back. Once before, she had survived the wild, green-eyed cowboy with only a guitar to his name and a pocketful of dreams. Then he left her behind with nothing but his hollow vows and a shattered heart.
Mandy was his muse. J.D. was her dream. But tragedy and broken vows can be insurmountable obstacles. Can they find their way home to each other again… or is it too late?
Love Beneath the Blue Texas Sky
Fingers stilled on the guitar as the last words died away and silence fell around them. Rays from the sunset cast a protective golden net over their small world as they sat on the hilltop for the hundredth…and the last. “It’s perfect. It’s the best song you’ve ever written.” J.D. Sterling heard the conviction in Mandy’s voice and saw the clear strength of assurance levelled on him from those incredible eyes. Eyes that had no trouble capturing his heart from the moment they met and made him strong enough to follow his dream…for the both of them.
“You’ve got me, Mandy…forever. I give my word I’ll be back here before you know it. I’ll do my best to call as often as I can. You just make sure you don’t go forgetting me when I’m gone.” His attempt at levity was lost in the quick reaction she had to his words, jerking away from the protection of his shoulder, her eyes large in her pale face as they fixed on him. “That isn’t something to tease about. You know I love you and always will.”
Clearing his throat, his eyes sought the distant hills and then fell once more on the ranch buildings far below them in the valley. “The lights are going on in that house below us. They’re settling in for the evening, dinner is going on the table. All is peaceful with the world. And that will be us down there one day…just you wait and see. I’ll come back here and buy this valley for you..the whole town if you want it. You just have to say the word.”
"Sheriff's Department! Raise your hands above your head and don't move."
She’s a runaway bride who left her two-timing fiance at the altar. He’s a county sheriff determined to keep the peace in his country and leave city girls alone after his own fiance left him for the bright lights of the city. Neither of them planned on running straight into each other...over a burning wedding dress.
Ellie and Lucas planned on never trusting their hearts to love again. When danger follows her from the city, the sheriff must do his duty to protect her. However, it isn’t long before he discovers the real danger may be to his heart. Ellie just might teach him that even a city girl can be a country girl at heart.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Born and raised in the Lone Star state of Texas, Debra grew up among horses, cowboys, wide open spaces, and real Texas Rangers. Pride in her state and ancestry knows no bounds and it is these heroes and heroines she loves to write about the most. She also draws upon a variety of life experiences including working with abused children, caring for baby animals at a major zoo, and planning high-end weddings (ah, romance!).
When she isn’t busy writing about tall Texans and feisty heroines, she can be found cheering on her Texas Tech Red Raiders, or heading off on another cruise adventure. She read her first romance...Janet Dailey's Fiesta San Antonio, over thirty years ago and became hooked on the genre. Writing contemporary romances, is both her passion and dream come true, and she hopes her books will bring smiles...and sighs...to all who believe in happily-ever-after’s.
Debra invites you to visit her website at www.debraholtbooks.com. She loves to hear from other aspiring authors or readers via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter is https://twitter.com/DebraHoltBooks and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DebraHoltBooks.
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