Wednesday, September 2, 2020

A Kind Summer by Vickie McDonough

Summer was pretty kind to us in Oklahoma this year. Normally, we'll experience several weeks of over 100-degree weather, but this year we had a couple of cool spells and enjoyed highs in the 80s for a few weeks. Still, I'm ready for the cooler weather and pretty colors of fall. I just put a huge metal pumpkin in my front yard, and I'm pulling out my autumn decorations, so I can decorate my house. How about you? Have you done any decorating yet?

Cooler weather sometimes means staying inside and reading more. If you'd like to enjoy a quick read, check out my Hand-Me-Down Husband novella.

Ellen Stewart despises Lance Garrett. If not for him dashing into Isabelle’s life and stealing her heart and filling her head with his dreams, her little sister would still be alive and safe at home. When Ellen receives Lance’s letter requesting help with one-year-old Tessa, she rushes to Silver Springs, intent on taking charge of her young niece. A rugged ranch in the wilds of Texas is no place for a motherless baby.

But when she realizes how distraught Lance is over the loss of his wife and the depth of his love for his daughter, she can’t take Tessa from him—but neither can she leave. Though everything within her wants to flee back to the comfortable big city, something makes her stay. Tessa needs her father, for one—and he needs her. Ellen knows what it’s like to lose all she’d dreamed of.

When local townsfolk make a stink about Ellen living at Lance’s ranch unchaperoned, will they be forced to marry? Ellen doesn’t want a hand-me-down husband who could never love her, but could this marriage be God’s will for them both?

Vickie McDonough is the CBA, EPCA and Amazon best-selling author of 50 Christian romance books and novellas.

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  1. I put out my fall decorations out over the weekend. I read an instagram post from someone who usually sets hers out over Labor Day weekend, and I thought it sounded like fun, but I didn't want to wait. LOL I only decorate my living room.