New set of problems
Suddenly single—and pregnant—Abby James hopes Three Springs, Texas, will give her the fresh start she craves. But five minutes in and she’s already clashed with a former Navy SEAL on horseback. Wes Tanner might be devastatingly handsome, but Abby has no time for romance. Especially with a man intent on leaving town. Abby wants to plant some roots…and falling for the tempting Texan could upend all her plans!
Wes rubbed his chin. “What’s next on your idea list?”
“Fortunately, I have several.” Abby reached for the door of the Second Cake Bakery. “And a meeting with Corine Bauer tomorrow morning to run through the budget and my presentation.”
“You’re sure it has to be a big, splashy, take-the-town-by-storm idea?” Wes kept his eye on the glass-covered display of chocolate truffles, three-layered cakes and other decadent treats inside the colorful bakery.
“Definitely.” Abby leaned closer to the display case and bumped against his shoulder. “How else am I supposed to make a lasting impression?”
Wes feared Abby had already made more than a lasting impression on him. “But will working on such a big event make you happy?”
Right now, she looked worried. Tension filled the creases around her eyes.
“It doesn’t matter if I’m happy.” Abby accepted a sample of a white chocolate truffle from the cheerful woman behind the counter and stared at it. “It’s about providing properly for my child. That only happens if I get this job.”
There was a reserve to her now as if she’d accepted some sort of trade-off where her feelings were inconsequential. As if she believed she couldn’t have everything.
And there he stood, wanting to give her everything.
And he wasn’t sure he was happy about that revelation.
Perhaps she was correct.
Happiness had nothing to do with anything, and as for giving her everything, he’d never believed in the impossible.
A visit for the holidays
Brings love for a lifetime
Cattle rancher Evan Bishop is desperate for Paige Palmer’s help. The veterinarian is in Three Springs for the holidays, but the single dad hopes she has time to save his ailing livestock. Paige is up for the challenge, though not quite up to resisting the cowboy’s rugged charm and his darling devotion to his little girl. Can Paige learn to trust the rancher before the countdown to Christmas ends?
About the Author
Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She’s been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent’s 70 year marriage and her parent’s marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn’t always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at her website.
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It is so funny I just watched on the Today show a small town in Il had hardly any internet an internet company put out a yell that whoever won the contest their town would be 5 mill in internet it was Woodstock, Il which I thought was a great idea, So I would think of something similiar to that.
I really like that cover!
I love the cover and think the book sounds good. All I can think to help a small town is to shop local.
I really like the cover. I would try to get people to come to the small town.
sounds like a great read
the book sounds interesting. :
This sounds really good. I would try to find ways to promote the town.
Sounds like a wonderful book. Great excerpt. I’d love to read more.
I would help drum up business or trying to bring recognition to the town.