No More Tears

No More Tears

by Sandy Appleyard
No More Tears

No More Tears

by Sandy Appleyard



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A riches to rags cowboy. A hardened cowgirl. The gunshot that erases all doubt.

Laura Warner knows nothing but horses. Her entire life has been lived on a ranch. It’s her love, her dream, and aside from the love of her life, Quentin, it’s the only thing that she ever thinks about. But when tragedy strikes at Kelsey Ranch, Laura is left to care for the horses and the land with the help of her siblings. Years later, Laura feels content with life, but when a gunshot blasts only days after she has to make a difficult decision, Laura learns that everything happens for a reason…and it doesn’t always lead to more hardship…sometimes it leads to happiness. But can she convince herself that this is possible?

Grayson Thomas is an out of work lowlife, who just happens to have world class siblings that drag him out of his rut days after he loses everything, or gives everything up, depending on one’s perspective. When he makes the decision to flee from El Paso and move to Huttonville, just outside of Dallas, his brothers give him their thumbs up. Grayson has no idea that he’s about to step into the world that he does, and when a gunshot blasts on his second day in Huttonville, he’s left wondering if he should make tire tracks back to El Paso, or stay in Huttonville. When Laura’s face becomes a staple in Grayson’s life, what was once a demon craving becomes a distant memory. What he once worked hard for and lost soon becomes something that he may have again. Things that once brought him to the edges of demise, become obliterated and exist only in random nightmares.

Grayson’s tough exterior is softened through Laura’s honest and thoughtful words, and Laura sees life in a new light, and learns to laugh and have fun again with someone that isn’t family. But is this enough? Can two people who have been through so much, lost everything and worked hard to gain it back, learn to trust enough to let their guard down and see life and love for what it is? Short answer, yes. They both do. But just when they do, someone who has been watching from afar swoops in and threatens to take everything. Can they survive yet another tragedy…and more important, will they have to?

HEA (Happily Ever After)
Ranch romance
Cowboy romance
Second chance romance
Medical romance
Medium heat
Course language
Cliffhanger ending

"It is a lovely contemporary romance novella with intriguing characters." - Four Stars from Edith Wairimu, Readers'Favorite

"Exceptional read. A poignant love story offering two people a second chance at love after losing their first mates in very tragic ways. - Five Stars from Linda Knight, Amazon Reviewer

"I liked the style of writing in that it's unique and gives a voice to each person in the story. You feel like you get to know each person a little bit by reading the chapter as though that character is telling their own story. Highly recommended!" - Five Stars from cdstokes, Amazon Reviewer

"If I could give this book 10 stars I would do so. What a wonderful story!" - 5 Stars from Sheryl Hamilton, Goodreads Reviewer

"A great start to a new series. The characters are realistic and easy to like. The story line pulls you in and holds you captive until you turn the last page. The pages are filled with action, adventure, a bit of suspense and mystery and of course romance. You don't want to miss this great read." - 5 Stars from Kristi, BookSprout Reviewer

Product Details

BN ID: 2940164207984
Publisher: Sandy Appleyard
Publication date: 09/05/2020
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 23,134
File size: 491 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Some have said that if you see me on the street (usually with a book in hand or a laptop fired up), I appear a cold, hard-fisted person. However, once we’ve spoken for five minutes or less, you’ll have laughed at least once. That is, provided you appreciate sarcastic, self-deprecating wit.

My first short story was penned in middle school and I was hooked ever since.

I graduated with honours from Humber College and began working as an Administrative Coordinator for a large, multinational corporation shortly afterward. Quickly learning that the corporate world, despite the love I had for my job, is a slow killer of creativity, I chose to quit during maternity leave in 2006.

Difficulty thinking outside the box soon evaporated when I received something that didn’t come in one: my first child. While at home with the baby my imaginative energy got the better of me and my first memoir was written. It had been a dream of mine to write about my late father, who passed away from alcoholism in 1992, and it took me two years to compose a fifty-page manuscript, but I did it.

After my second daughter was born in 2008 I had more fuel to write, and felt it necessary to voice the challenges and inherent gifts I acquired during my struggles with Scoliosis. Hence, my second memoir was born. The words flowed out of me with such ease I shocked myself.

My love for words grew with each book I read and every word I wrote. I soon realized I had no more material to write non-fiction, which led me to take a stab at fiction. The next two books were such a revelation: it became more and more clear what my true calling was. The rest, as they say, is history!

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