Today I'm celebrating. (Though a big part of me is very sad for the Vikings not making it to the Super Bowl--still, it was a good season.) But, I am celebrating on another front.
I've got a new series to write for Heartsong! Yay!!!
Here are the summaries:
Martin City, Colorado, 1883
Before the Dawn – Karen Worth must convince her fiancé his blindness has not changed her love for him, so she sues him! Citing breach of promise when he calls off the wedding, she demands recompense, though she has no plans to go through with the case. When he marries her to avoid the lawsuit, a battle of wits and wills ensues. Karen wants David’s heart and to prove to him she still loves him no matter what. David Mackenzie, a mining engineer working for his family’s mining business, is blinded in an accident he thinks he caused. Bitter at God for taking his sight, he thrusts away all offers of love and help. He’s driven by guilt and anger to uncover the cause of the mine collapse. But the closer he gets to figuring out the mystery, the more danger it puts him and Karen in. He must face his worst fears and the truth about his love for Karen in order to save them when the real culprit decides to get rid of the evidence.
A Light to my Path – A jaded Sam Mackenzie wants to get home to Martin City and get back to work in his family’s silver mine after finding out the woman he loved only wanted to marry his money. Eldora Carter, city-girl extraordinaire, has left her safe and wealthy eastern home and taken on a charitable cause to prove she can stand on her own feet. She finds herself in charge of getting three children to the new Martin City orphanage. Eldora looks on Sam, as a mine owner, as the enemy of these children, who have been orphaned in mine accidents. He considers her a busy-body from the East who judges without first-hand knowledge, too much like his former love. Prejudice and purpose collide when an avalanche threatens the snow-bound train, and Sam Mackenzie must lead the passengers to Martin City on foot. As they struggle with the elements and each other, pre-conceptions are stripped away and their paths intertwine, lighted by love.
Stars in Her Eyes – Silas Hamilton, the Martin City minister, is adept at dodging matchmaking mamas and matrimony-minded maidens. The soul of propriety and discretion, imagine his surprise when he finds himself falling for a beautiful actress. Willow Starr, darling of the mining town performance halls, falls hard for Silas Hamilton, but thinks she must refuse his suit, lest she damage his reputation. She feels she’s no fit wife for a minister, especially one as wonderful as Silas. But Silas thinks she possesses all the qualities of generosity and caring as well as talent and tenderness any man would want in a wife. When his congregation forces him to decide, Silas must choose between his calling to the ministry and his love for Willow. When one of the biggest mines in the valley floods, Martin City as a whole and Silas and Willow specifically, learn the meaning of sacrificial love.
Thank you to JoAnne Simmons for the green light on this project.
I Love writing for Heartsong!