Terry Ledger, wealthy developer of upscale sub-divisions and builder of high-end homes, is used to his projects changing peoples’ lives. Little did he know that his purchase of the tiny West Texas town of Agua Dulce and his association with its quirky citizens would be a life-changing event for himself. ….. Marisa Rutherford, the ostensible mayor of Agua Dulce, manager of the only cafe, flea market and tourist trap and nurturer of her dying mother, never expected to have to protect the town’s odd population from an outsider like Terry and his plans. Nor did she expect to find the man of her dreams in the instigator of so much trouble. Can she reconcile her heartfelt feelings for him with the loyalty she feels for Agua Dulce’s citizens?
Career cop and newly elected sheriff Rusty Joplin has his hands full when the sister of his former lover is found dead in her arena, strangled in what looks like a horse accident. Rusty’s years of experience with both horses and murder investigations leads him to believe something more sinister. His probe into Carla Ryder’s death not only reveals Salvation’s secrets, but throws him back into Elena’s arms and he’s helpless to resist. ….. Elena Ryder has longed for fifteen years for Rusty’s return. She has refused to marry any of the men her rich and controlling father has chosen to be her husband. She has never stopped believing that she and Rusty are destined to spend their lives together. When he labels her sister’s tragic death as murder, Elena has unwavering trust that he will find the culprit, no matter who he or she is. ….. Can they find the love again that they had as teenagers?Problem Description
When renowned war correspondent and photojournalist Dalton Parker is dragged back to his hometown to face his past and handle a family crisis, he doesn’t expect to see a prime pasture on his family’s Lazy P ranch taken over by hundreds of stinking chickens owned by Joanna Walsh. Joanna, his mother’s best friend, uncompromising and infuriating female Dalton has ever met. Still, he can’t keep from admiring her caring nature and common sense, not to mention her great body. The dumbest thing he could do is try to lure her into his bed, but he’s never been smart when it comes to women. ….. Joanna Walsh tries to fix other people’s problems. Believing the oldest Parker son could and should help his mother, Joanna called him to come back to town. And that was the biggest mistake she’s ever made. He wants her hens gone. Yet, through their daily conflicts, Joanna sees that while he’s seen and photographed the worst of humanity and grown a hard shell, deep down he’s a softie hiding a damaged heart. She dreads his abrasiveness, but she can’t keep from being drawn to him in a way she’s never been before. Can she fix him, too?