Young widow Megan Rocklin is trying hard to pick up the pieces. A year after her fireman husband's death, she has managed to keep the family diner going and tend to her two active children, June and Caleb. She's sure that's all she can handle—and then Jared Marshall asks Megan to cater the meals for his hotshot crew. With his rugged good looks, the new fire management officer for Minoa, Nevada, turns many heads—but his heart lands straight on Megan. She's promised herself she'll never date another firefighter. But determined Jared refuses to give up on the family meant to be his…
Leigh Bale is an award-winning multi-published author who won the RWA Golden Heart in 2006. More recently, she finaled in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. A daughter of a U.S. forest ranger, she holds a BA in History with honors, loves grandkids, weeding the garden with her dog Sophie, and watching the sagebrush lizards in her rock flowerbeds. Married in 1981, Leigh and her husband have two wonderful children. Reach Leigh at P.O. Box 61381, Reno, Nevada 89506, or visit LeighBale.com.
After being injured in Afghanistan, former soldier Dal Savatch thought he'd lost everything. But working on a horse ranch for disabled children teaches him to appreciate the life he still has. When the new forest ranger in town turns out to be Dal's first love, his tranquil world is turned upside down. For years, Julie Granger's been carrying a painful secret that's prevented her from having what she wants most: a family. Reuniting with Dal has her suddenly believing in dreams she thought were long buried. Can two wounded souls find healing and happiness in a future together?
Forest ranger Brent Knowles has almost given up hope that his daughter, Evie, will recover from the tragedy of her mother's death. Then he meets caring special ed teacher Jill Russell. Jill adores working with Evie and helping her heal. She's less sure about the undeniable attraction she feels for Brent. Because Brent is investigating a timber theft, and Jill's own brother is a suspect! Can she reconcile her feelings when Brent has the power to destroy her family? Brent sure hopes so. Because Jill holds the key to his daughter's recovery…and to his heart.