"Hope deferred makes the heart sick . . . " Seventeen years ago, Ashley Turner lost her father as well as Manuel Vega, the man she loved. Since then, she's been trying to make the best of a bad situation. Now a widow, burdened with the alcoholic brother who bankrupted the family ranch, and days from foreclosure, she's beyond hoping for her situation to improve. Ashley knows God allows adversity for a reason, but she can't begin to comprehend the purpose in her troubles. "But a longing fulfilled is a tree of life." When Manuel makes good on his promise to return after having been harshly turned out so many years ago, Ashley dares to hope that all is not lost. His intention is not to rescue her, however, but to pursue revenge for past wrongs. He soon discovers that his hardened heart is no match for her renewed hope.
I am a writer, among other things. When I'm writing, I write contemporary inspirational romance. Check out my Blithe Settlement series as well as my Ransom Oaks Ranch series. Both are published by Pelican Book Group. When I'm not writing I can be found at my day job as an administrative assistant, or ministering along side my pastor husband at the First Baptist Church of Bangs, Texas. I might be found helping kids with homework, or feeding chickens. Sometimes I do a little dusting, vacuuming and laundry. But I almost never cook dinner.