Greta Hastings thought she'd put her past behind her. She thought she'd moved on. She thought meeting Ryan Payne was the turning point she'd needed, and wanted. Five months into their relationship and she's seeing shades of the past. Could she be doomed in love? Maybe she was never cut for the happily-ever-after. With history seemingly repeating itself, can she forget, and move on? Can she make a clean escape?
Ryan loves ranching. He was born and bred for the ranch life. Literally. All he wants, is to become the successful rancher his father is. Trying to make it on his own, in Kansas, he feels confident he can achieve his goal. Meeting and falling for Greta has been an added bonus. She's the woman of his dreams, however, before he can tell her, he must master the ranching life, proving to his estranged family he can be the success he set out to be. Will a family emergency change his feelings on his life goals? Or, will it only convince him he's on the right path to success?
Ashlee Bracken has been waiting to marry Avery Harrison almost all her life. Well, give or take a decade of heartbroken separation from the man. Now, it's time. Nothing stands in their way. Definitely not her son, Eli, who loves Avery as-much-as he would a biological father. Yes, it's time. Time to seal their little family with a kiss. Time to start really living life. Life on the Bracken Ranch is never dull; Southwind Escape aims to prove just that. Follow along, as Ash and Ave's friends and family live their daily lives with horse and cattle ranching, family and friend's weekly dinners, spring calving, and the wedding of the century. More than one of Ashlee's friends is in need of her loving friendship. Is she strong enough to survive what life has thrown her way? Or, will the weight on her shoulders be too much? And...two new friends are introduced into the mix. How will they fit into the Bracken-Harrison family and friends? Find out in Southwind Escape.
About the Author
Wife of an amazing man and mother to four busy children. Mel Schanz loves to write daily. Whether it be the antics of one of her characters or simply in her journal, she enjoys freeing her mind of the stories compiled. She also relishes in great coffee. Columbian, if she can be picky. If not, any hot-bean liquid will suffice. Born and raised in Kansas, she loves writing about the area and the unknown, (to most) beautiful, land. She adores horses and dogs most, but other animals are almost as loved. If given the choice, she'd chose a quiet corner in her home with a book and coffee over an expensive dinner party. Happily-ever-after is her literacy passion. Sure, drama is great and sometimes horror or mystery, but there's nothing like a great love story where the couple rides off into the sunset in deep, unconditional love.