Laughter in the Wind

Laughter in the Wind

by Joyce Wheeler

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Laughter in the Wind is filled with mystery, romance and faith. When red-haired and petite Abbie Miller from England comes to the Jackson Ranch in western South Dakota, her main objective is to care for three bedraggled little kids until their mother returns in the spring. She tackles her job with professionalism, but soon reaches her limit of politeness with Torrie McGovern, the cowgirl school teacher who is positive hard working Wade Jackson will be hers after his wife leaves him.

Torrie immediately senses Abbie is not only trouble, but serious competition as well. She goes out of her way to belittle her, but finds herself in the line of fire when she arouses the full fury of the irritated red head.

It looks like the eternal triangle, but hold on to your hats. A blue-eyed story teller wanders into the mix. Will he kiss the redhead, or is it the school teacher that catches his eye?

And what about Mrs. Wade Jackson? As busy as she is being a waitress, a student, and the singer with The Wild Boys Plus One, she still can't forget the horror of the night the Jackson ranch house tried to kill her.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161996997
Publisher:, Inc.
Publication date: 05/20/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 358 KB

About the Author

Author Joyce Wheeler weaves a captivating tale of love, mystery, faith, and humor in her novel, Laughter in the Wind. Her enjoyment of the prairie and its people are evident as she describes rural life in South Dakota. From sale barns to the State Capitol, she gives authentic details from her hours of research. However, it is her love of children and their antics that give this book its humorous and poignant moments.

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ibjoy1953 More than 1 year ago
My Review British Nanny Abbie Miller travels to South Dakota for a short term nanny job taking care of Wade Jackson's three children. Arriving at the Jackson home, she is puzzled about the mother just up and leaving her home, husband and three adorable children. The three small children soon capture Abbie's heart confusing Abbie even more at Mrs. Jackson's mysterious disappearance and why she hasn't returned home. And something else, what's with the weird downstairs house decorations? Wade Jackson loves his Dakota ranch home, loves the hard work involved in running a ranch, and loves his three adorable children. He has no idea about his wife hiring a nanny until he walks in the house from his ranch work and there she is. With the nanny, and the strange way she has been acting, he realizes his wife is about to leave him so he encourages her to go ahead, not stay longer to hurt the kids even more, and he even helps her pack her things in the vehicle. Will Wade ever get to the bottom of the secrets, of the strange way his wife decorated the downstairs of their ranch house, of why she has been acting so strange? Join Wade and Abbie as the author so wonderfully weaves together a story of mystery and fear, love and romance, humor and surprise as well as betrayal and forgiveness. As life goes on at the Jackson ranch and Abbie continues to care for the 3 Jackson children, the situation becomes more complicated when unexpected visitors show up, and things about the past come to surface. I wasn't sure about this book when I started reading it, but by the end, I found myself wanting it to keep going. The author's knowledge of living on a ranch gave her a professional insight to the cast of characters she created as well as the details of ranch life. I enjoyed Wade and Abbie's characters, the humor in their relationship, and the way Abbie reached out to Wade's children. I appreciate how the author blends the Biblical issues in the book, not sounding like she's preaching, but making Christ a part of their everyday lives. I loved this book, it is a very enjoyable and light read and it is on my favorites list! I received this book free from Wine Press to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 55.