Laurel is content at home. But she's determined to show she can "rough it" alongside her rugged family on a seven-week journey to Yosemite. Her paints and perfumes packed, dainty Laurel Chance is overwhelmed by the raw beauty of nature...and the unexpected attention from their unofficial guide. When Gabriel Rutlidge catches sight of "Princess" Laurel Chance, he believes she's come to tame the wilds with pink parasols and lace. Unable to resist the family's warmth and charisma, Gabe finds himself getting to know the woman behind the frills - a woman with a rare ability to represent the park he loves through her art. When Laurel learns Gabe's heart doesn't belong to the Lord, will she be willing to accept the only Bridal Veil in her life may well be Yosemite's famous waterfall?
About the Author
Cathy Marie Hake is a Southern California native. She met her two loves at church: Jesus and her husband, Christopher. An RN, she loved working in oncology as well as teaching Lamaze. Health issues forced her to retire, but God opened new possibilities with writing. Since their children have moved out and are married, Cathy and Chris dote on dogs they rescue from a local shelter. A sentimental pack rat, Cathy enjoys scrapbooking and collecting antiques. “I’m easily distracted during prayer, so I devote certain tasks and chores to specific requests or persons so I can keep faithful in my prayer life.” Since her first book in 2000, she’s been on multiple best-seller and readers’ favorite lists.