The Letter Left The Healing Hearts Ranch Book 1
by Angela Ford Genre: YA Sweet Romance
A story of remembrance, a gift, and a love rediscovered through healing hearts.
Angela Ford takes a different direction this time to bring you a new adult series. A story centered around family, horses, true love, and finding your way from the wise words left to you.
Jack Willows was a great man. He always put others first. He’d taught his granddaughter to do the same. Raine Willows left her grandfather’s farm at eighteen to find her way in life. Seven years later, his death brings her back to the farm and her first love–the boy next door.
An empowering story of healing through horses. A farm that introduced her to the boy next door–Luke Daniels. The one she could never forget, no matter how many years and miles came between them. Grief reunites them, horses help heal their hearts, and gives them an idea to help others. An idea that had been her grandfather’s dream for her. The letter he left, changed the direction of her life and her heart.
Luke reached out and moved the strand of hair away from her eyes. “Seeing you again has stirred a lot of memories. At first, I thought it was just memories.” Luke took her hand in his. “But it’s more than that, Raine.” He pulled her hand close to his heart. “I’m feeling torn.”
“Why?” Raine looked at him. He appeared lost. It scared her to think he was lost again. The last time he felt that way, he enlisted.
“Being with you the last few days makes me want to stay.”
He shrugged. “If you sell the farm.”
“I haven’t decided anything yet. You’re welcome to stay. The farm needs you.”
“What about you Raine? Do you need me?”
His questions scared her. She withdrew her hand from his hold. She didn’t know how to answer him. Part of her wanted to tell him she did need him. The other part kept her quiet.
Luke stood, and faced the creek. “I’ll stay at the farm until you decide what you want to do with it.” He slowly turned to face her. “But, I don’t want to leave. I hope you don’t want to.” He gently touched her face, “I love you, Raine. I always have.”
Angela resides in Nova Scotia - Canada's Ocean Playground. Inspired by sunsets, the ocean, her family, and books! She is never without a book, whether she's reading or writing. Angela is a bestselling and award-winning author who has been in the Amazon top fifty, Readers' Choice Awards and ScreenCraft. She has over 50 published works in paperback, eBook, audiobook, and foreign translation. An Award of Distinction sparked the idea for her first book 'Closure' that hit Bestselling Action & Adventure, Women's fiction. In between mysteries, Angela writes short contemporary romance. She loves to connect with her readers!
Bittersweet. That feeling I experience when I write the last word of a story. A moment combined with excitement and sadness. First, I smile. Yeah! Another story written. And then it hits me and my smile drops. A tear forms in my eye. I’m going to miss my friends. My friends, the characters that have lived and breathed with me over the past number of weeks. But then I realize I get to share these friends with you, my readers; and that smile returns. The best part of writing is sharing my stories with my readers because you are the ones who keep me smiling!
The Letter Left, gave me that bittersweet moment but I’m smiling and excited to share it with you. And even better, it’s book #1 to keep us smiling as book #2 is in progress! I took a different path this time with this series. This story was written, upon request of my daughter, for a series for her age group–twenty-something. Family, friends, love, horses, and some wise words left. Real life. Raine & Luke were best friends since they were ten. At 18, Raine chose college and Luke enlisted with the military. Seven years later the death of her grandfather and his letter left, brings her back to the farm; changing her life’s direction and her heart. I hope you enjoy the journey about to begin at The Healing Hearts Ranch.
I’ll leave you with a few fun facts about me. Besides being a word-aholic (my word for the addiction of reading & writing)…I love my family, readers, animals, books, the beach, sunsets, flip-flops, chocolate, wine, tea, Batman (I like to call my writing area–my Bat Cave), ABBA, and Kenny Chesney. I know…a unique combination of loves lol But hey, it’s probably why sometimes I write sweet romance, sometimes spicy romance, and then sometimes suspense! Variety is the spice of life! Do what you love. Love what you do.
Happy Reading! Ange
Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!