Healing Woman of the Red Rocks is a sweet romance, but also a tale of adventure with cameo appearances by real-life Old West outlaws and good guys. Some of the characters making appearances are well known, others, not so much. It was fun imagining conversations historical personages would have had with my make-believe characters. However, this story is not intended to be a history lesson. It has been written solely for entertainment. There is also an element of fantasy to the story in that injured and sick animals are drawn to the healing woman.
And yes, the "red rocks" referred to in this tale is Sedona, Arizona. However, the time frame is before Sedona was settled and named.
At first, Maximilian Rutherford III is stunned, and then he's angry. Six months living in the Arizona desert isn't his lifestyle. However, the mandate issued by Max I, his grandfather, is clear--manage a trailer and RV Park or lose his inheritance. Max III, hotshot corporate exec has managed billion dollar companies, but now he's supposed to oversee a trailer park!
Pilar Armstrong loves her home in the small community of Oasis located in beautiful Arizona. Sunrises and sunsets make for the beginnings and endings of perfect days. When the new park manager arrives she recognizes in him the same ambition as in her ex-husband and determines to avoid him at all costs. Her resolve fails, however, when he makes changes that affect her beloved neighbors. Maybe it's time to set "Ruthless Rutherford" straight.
Will Max and Pilar, opposite in every way, find that forever kind of love? The journey to that answer is endearing, funny, and surprising for both of them.
Lucinda made the biggest mistake of her life when she threw Harris "under the bus" and she regrets the exposé that appeared in The Seattle Daily. The only way to make amends is to swallow her pride and print a public apology in his town's local newspaper. Of course, no one knows she was hired by The Paxtonville Weekly because the editor of the "Daily" made a secret deal to get her there. She's digging a hole for herself that she may never escape.
Note: This is the last book in the "Romance on the Ranch Series" and many characters from previous books find their way into this story.
Collin Banks has made treasure hunting his profession...and he's good at it! His latest project brings him to Oasis, Arizona where he's attempting to solve the hundred year old mystery of a gold heist from the Manfred Schneider Gold Mine. Locating the gold would put another notch in his already extensive resume. However, while flying his Cessna Skyhawk over the small town and surrounding desert, something goes horribly wrong and his plane crashes!
Dottie Arnez enjoys walking the wilderness road outside her ancestral home in Oasis. Over the past few months, however, she's begun to wonder if she's going through a mid-life crisis. Operating Dottie's Dime Store in the small town isn't as satisfying as it once was. She's decided her life is very...boring! Little does she realize that during one of her evening walks an unforeseen event will forever change her daily routine. At great peril to her own life, she rescues a man from his downed plane. Pursued by media, both she and Collin Banks escape to Florida where she finds herself diving for sunken treasure!
Perhaps Collin and Dottie, while searching for treasure in the earth, will also discover the treasure within their hearts.
SOMEWHERE TO SPEND CHRISTMAS
Is there somewhere that wishes come true?
When the bus Sunny Fairbanks is traveling on stops for a layover in the small seaside town of Somewhere, she decides to walk on the beach at sunrise—and falls in love with the area. Her decision as to whether to remain in Somewhere for a few days, or continue northward, is unexpectedly made for her when she steps on a shard of glass. A young man jogging along the shoreline comes to her aid and she is forced to do something she hates—accept help.
Vicky Patterson continues to be amazed that her brother was able to send her a message from beyond the grave through her friends Faith Bennison and Baxter Hope. And that message has set her free from a lifetime of guilt. In fact, she's so free, that she takes on the task of heading up a group of protesters against Wainwright Resorts, the corporation that wants to purchase a portion of the town's public beach and build a world class resort that will, of course, destroy the quaintness of her community. She's angry with Michael Wainwright, III, and intent on stopping his plans.
Gabby Hope, a widow, and owner of Hope Bed & Breakfast, wants to get Leo Constanzo, a widower, out of her system, so she proposes something utterly inappropriate and is shocked when he agrees.
Belinda Hope, who died decades earlier, kept a diary that revealed the happenings behind her daughter's disappearance, and then her own, years later. Now that she's ready to step into the light of eternity, she needs to get a message to someone on the other side about where the diary is hidden.
Not intended to be read as a standalone.