Here to Stay (historical western romance)

Hidden Springs

Book 1
Kristine Raymond

"Love doesn't have to be old-fashioned"

Read the Hidden Springs series - historical romance with a contemporary twist

Sam Mackenzie rode into the town of Hidden Springs looking for a place to belong.  He takes a job at Ryan’s Ranch and is immediately attracted to the ranch’s pretty, female, owner.

Kate Ryan is a woman determined to make it on her own.  Chafing at the thought of having to hire help, she nonetheless falls for the handsome stranger who answers her ad.

When they meet, sparks fly and they are drawn to each other.  But life in 1867 Arizona Territory isn’t easy.  When a secret from Kate’s past comes to light, they are each faced with the challenge of making a difficult decision. 

Will they turn and run or are they here to stay?

**Mature themes.  This story contains sex and violence, including violence against women.  May not be suitable for all readers.

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Kristine Raymond
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Nov 6, 2013
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Fiction / Romance / Western
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Book 1
Previously published as part of the When Sparks Fly boxed set - June 25, 2015

Driving from New York to California with her five-year old daughter, Monica Russo was more than ready to start a new life and leave her old one, and her cheating ex-husband, behind. The last thing she expected was for her car to break down in the small town of Celebration, five days before the Fourth of July holiday. When a ‘knight in shining armor’ comes to her rescue, complete with pick-up truck and adorable dog, and proposes they stay at his parents’ home, she’s hesitant but a lack of accommodations in town leaves her no choice. Welcomed with open arms, it doesn’t take long for her to feel like part of the family.

Joe Callaghan has never quite recovered from his disastrous marriage or the guilt he feels for not being there when his father fell ill. Now living in an apartment above his parents’ garage, he leads a quiet life, running his own carpentry business and hanging out with friends. When he happens upon a woman and her daughter stranded on the side of the road, he plays Good Samaritan and offers them a place to stay. It doesn’t take long for him to become enamored with Monica, and when sparks fly, he knows he’s finally found the right woman. All he has to do is persuade her to give up her plans and start a new life in Celebration… with him.

The Fourth of July picnic is his last chance to convince her to stay. Once the fireworks fade, will their destinies be changed by dawn’s early light?

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