Amber couldn’t ignore the irony of being offered a promotion and a marriage proposal within twenty-four hours of each other. Marriage wouldn’t deliver her from her demanding schedule. In fact, it would only complicate it. She didn’t have time for marriage, not to mention the unique obligations of being a pastor’s wife. It was a crazy idea. They had only been on seven dates. Seven. What was Kelly thinking?
Amber McLean is anything but reckless. She’s driven to excel in her career, be a dutiful daughter and sensible big sister, and she likes to have control of her life. Then, she meets Kelly Jorgenson, the young pastor at Cottonwood Creek, and they fall in love. Amber’s heart calls her to risk a new life with Kelly, but will her logic let her?
While Kelly longs for Amber to be his bride and ministry partner, is he willing to settle for a part-time marriage? As Amber’s career path accelerates, will the promise of financial security come with strings attached? What will happen to her dream of living near Cottonwood Creek? A calamitous series of events leads to a surprising conclusion.
|Gayle Larson Schuck
About the Author
Gayle Larson Schuck is a North Dakota native. She is a graduate of Bismarck State College and the University of Mary. After 28 years in public relations and development, she retired from the Bismarck Library Foundation to pursue writing full time. Since then, she has published three books: By the Banks of Cottonwood Creek and Amber's Choice are part of the Prairie Pastors Series, and Secrets of the Dark Closet is a historical novel. Gayle enjoys leading Bible studies, working in her garden and adventures with her family.