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As the granddaughter of a cattle rancher, twenty-one-year-old visual artist Alexandra Mackenzie knows full well how challenging it can be to carve a living out of prairie dust and gopher holes, but when she goes against her grandfather's wishes and joins a Park's Canada survey crew that's examining options for a possible expansion of the Grassland Parks-hoping to expand her portfolio with spectacular prairie vistas-she had no idea just how strong the pushback would be from the area's less-stable locals, as well as the families who've worked the land for generations.Local ranch hand Ryerson Coderre comes from just such a family and is no fan of expansion himself, but he can see the inevitability of it and the wisdom of working with the government rather than against it. Still, as tensions between the survey teams and the locals mount to dangerous levels, he finds himself the only person available to look out for the beautiful young surveyor. He can't help but wish for a return to simpler times ... especially when local secrets, long since buried, begin inching their way closer to the surface.Alex's long-term goal is earning a highly sought after scholarship to study art in Paris on the line, while Rye is caught between loyalty to his family and an undeniable fascination with the lovely outsider. They both have a lot to lose-not only their hearts but if they aren't careful ... their lives as well.
|5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)
About the Author
Judith Emmons has a wide array of life experiences, including her younger years owning and riding her own horses and working on a ranch, and retiring from Canada Post after twenty years of service. She has always loved to write and been inspired to do so by the prairie air, as well as the strength and graciousness of her mother, who grew up on a mixed farm during the dirty thirties and taught her to never give up on her dreams.An avid reader and fan of romance novels all her life, over the years, Judith has spent countless hours researching and hiking through the Saskatchewan Grasslands to ensure that her favoured setting could be brought fully to life. She worked to hone her writing skills, with the ultimate goal of crafting stories as romantic and entertaining as those that inspired her own love of the genre when she was younger. Judith currently lives in a small village outside of Regina, Saskatchewan, with her partner and son, and enjoys adventure-seeking, history, geology, and spending time with family and friends.