To Heal a Heart
The Masonville Series Book 2
by Jana Richards
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
Two souls in pain, two hearts in need of rescue.
Garrett Saunders' world changed two years ago on a road in Afghanistan. Back home, he feels like a stranger. As he struggles to find his place in the world, he meets a horse destined for the slaughterhouse and a woman bent on rescuing the strays of the world, including him.
Blair Greyson moves to Masonville to look after her ailing grandfather and give her rescue horses a home. Right away she butts heads with a surly former Marine. Despite a rocky start, they come to an agreement: Blair will board Garrett's rescue horse and he'll help with repairs around her farm.
Garrett finds purpose working with Blair—and falls in love with her. But she's hiding a secret. Can she forgive herself and accept Garrett's love, or will she let guilt and regret continue to rule her life?
Child of Mine
The Masonville Series Book 1
by Jana Richards
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Is Lauren’s love for Cole stronger than her fear of scandal in her hometown?
Lauren didn't intend to sleep with her brother-in-law Cole on the day of her husband's funeral. But now that she is pregnant, she's not sorry. Cole's given her a baby, a long-wished-for miracle. He's been her friend forever, though she never told him or anyone else how unhappy her marriage to his cheating brother was. And she's afraid to tell the small town that considered her husband a hero that the baby isn't his.
Cole's been in love with Lauren since he was sixteen. It kills him that everyone believes the baby is his dead brother's. All he wants is to claim the baby, and Lauren, as his own. Though she marries him, will Lauren's heart ever be his?
Lauren must tell the truth or risk losing Cole. Is her newly-discovered love for him greater than her fear of scandal in her hometown?
Five Things to Know about the Masonville series
1. Masonville is a small (fictional) town of about 5,000 people in North Dakota, not far from Bismarck. It’s large enough to contain plenty of businesses and services like a veterinary clinic and a law office, but small enough to be a hotbed of gossip. Masonville is the kind of place where everybody knows everybody, and everybody knows your business.
2. Despite that, good things happen in small towns. They are tight-knit communities that stick together, especially in times of trouble.
3. There will eventually be four books in the series.
Book one: Child of Mine – Lauren and Cole’s story.
Book Two: To Heal a Heart – Blair and Garrett’s story. Garrett and Lauren are brother and sister.
Book Three: Unexpected (working title) – I’m currently working on Ben and Jamie’s story. Ben is Blair’s brother, and Jamie is a veterinarian who works with Cole and Lauren at the vet clinic.
Book Four: Currently unnamed – I know this is going to be Damon and Charlotte’s story. Damon is a brother to Ben and Blair, while Charlotte is Lauren and Garrett’s sister. See how I did that?4. Small town romance is all about falling in love with your community, while at the same time falling in love with someone special.
5. The characters in the Masonville series must overcome the hurts and traumas of the past to find a better future. Love helps them find the way.
When Jana Richards read her first romance novel, she immediately knew two things: she had to commit the stories running through her head to paper, and they had to end with a happily ever after. She also knew she’d found what she was meant to do. Since then she’s never met a romance genre she didn’t like. She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and historical romance set in World War Two, in lengths ranging from short story to full length novel. Just for fun, she throws in generous helpings of humor, and the occasional dash of the paranormal. Her paranormal romantic suspense “Seeing Things” was a 2008 EPPIE finalist.
In her life away from writing, Jana is an accountant/admin assistant, a mother to two grown daughters, and a wife to her husband Warren. She enjoys golf, yoga, movies, concerts, travel and reading, not necessarily in that order. She and her husband live in Winnipeg, Canada. She loves to hear from readers.
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