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The Pastor’s Daughter has a funny story behind it!
When I was writing this historical romance and was stuck on the rancher who was supposed to be the romantic lead, I just couldn’t picture him! One day I had a migraine and had to go into the emergency room. The doctor that walks in to see me had longer hair, corduroy pants, cowboy boots and just had that swagger even down to the big belt buckle. I said, “I’m not exactly the sharpest tack in the box, and I’m even less brilliant after you give me the medication, but I was stuck on a character for one of my books and you are just perfect for it. Can I take your picture so I can do this later and get the description right?”
He wasn’t comfortable with that, but I learned that he had done med school in South Dakota and did like to ride horses!
I did remember him and so I dropped off a copy of the book (when it was completed) at that clinic. The nurses found it funny that I made him a little taller and filled him out a bit, but loved the fact that he had this real affinity for taking this pastor’s daughter over a split rail fence.
What is the story about?
Ezekiel “Zeke” James, is a rancher by trade and by heart. It’s more than blood and bone; it’s a calling he’s known all of life. Still, scratching out a living in De Smet, South Dakota isn’t easy, even with the new railroad. Being alone doesn’t make life any easier and Zeke finds himself hankering for someone to share his life with.
Danielle Thompson is as beautiful as a prairie flower in full bloom. Young and strikingly gorgeous she’s used to men staring when she walks by. As an unattached woman, she finds herself the recipient of many an unwanted kindness. When she’s yanked up into Zeke’s saddle as he returns from a long and successful cattle drive, they both get more than they bargained for.
When life offers adventure, can Zeke convince Danielle that they have more to share than a fast, hard ride, or will Danielle run back to the waiting arms of her stern, but predictable father?
So, let’s see what some of the reviews say: