When Ace Turner discovered that his biological daddy was the rich and powerful late cattle king Ford Carson, he vowed to make nice with his long-lost kin so the Carsons would serve him his rightful inheritance on a silver platter. However, his plans to strike it rich were diverted when sparks ignited with beautiful hospital fund-raiser Crystal Bennett. The feisty single mom was leery of roguish playboys, but Ace wasn't walkin' away--especially with a vengeful enemy from Crystal's past on the warpath at Mission Creek Memorial Hospital. Could love bring this sweet talkin' bachelor riches beyond his wildest dreams?
About the Author
Myrna was not quite two years old when her parents moved from the small town of Campbell, Missouri to the suburbs of Chicago. That move from small town to city, from homey to bustling, has pretty much characterized Mackenzie's life. She's always had a quiet center with an urge to be a bit adventurous just lurking in the corners.
As a child, she was shy, but in her mind she lived delicious daydreams, saved her family and friends from dire circumstances, and always managed to attract the attention of whatever boy she happened to have a crush on at the time. In her mind, she was SuperMyrna, girl wonder.
As she grew older, she even grew a bit adventurous in real life. In college, she lived near a dance studio, took up belly dancing (an exercise fad of the time), and eventually became Adina in an amateur troupe that performed for civic groups now and then. Adina was retired when Mackenzie finished college and became a teacher, but somewhere in the attic, she lives on in a pair of zills (finger cymbals), a veil, and photo.
Myrna met her husband just before high school graduation, dated through college, and married him 10 years after their first date. He introduced his timid bride to more adventure in the form of white water rafting and climbing Mt. Washington.
But Myrna's greatest opportunity to become a budding adventuress came when she and her husband became parents. Their two sons have been the most wonderful adventure of all.
And the joy of all of her adventures (along with the encouragement of two very special instructors) led Myrna back to the pastime she had loved so much as a child, creating stories in her head. These days she spends her time throwing her heroes and heroines into trouble and helping them find their way into loving, passionate relationships.
Myrna still likes to climb small mountains and raft small rapids. She also likes to take the time for more simple things like long summer walks, trying to coax flowers into blooming, or stargazing. Most of all, she still loves daydreaming stories, because all stories, whether small town or big city, stories of a deep quiet love, or those of raging adventure, are worth telling, as long as they touch a heart somewhere.
Happy reading and happy daydreaming!