The Rancher’s Lady by Shirley Penick

On the second anniversary of her mommy’s death eight-year-old Alyssa ditches Brownies and her best friend to take some time to herself to think about her mommy. When her daddy, Hank, finally finds her, after a frantic search, she is convinced it’s time for her daddy to remarry. And she thinks her new third grade…

On the second anniversary of her mommy’s death eight-year-old Alyssa ditches Brownies and her best friend to take some time to herself to think about her mommy. When her daddy, Hank, finally finds her, after a frantic search, she is convinced it’s time for her daddy to remarry. And she thinks her new third grade teacher would be perfect. Hank Jefferson is a busy rancher with three kids. Widowed two years ago, he works hard to be both mother and father, making lunches, spending quality time with each child and running the house, while also running his cattle ranch. He doesn’t have time for a relationship and doesn’t really want one. Alyssa’s third grade teacher makes his blood heat, but he knows it would be unethical for him to date his daughter’s teacher. Ellen Truehart has moved to this new town in a remote location on Lake Chelan and a new teaching assignment to make a fresh start, she loves both the town and her class. Her past has taught her to be cautious around men and not to trust the system. When Alyssa starts acting out in class she has no choice but to call in the smoking hot father of her student to try to find out what’s wrong with Alyssa.
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Love happy endings”

Five Star Review on Amazon By Jennifer DeCuir

Looking for a quick, light-hearted read to get you in the mood for the holidays? Ms. Penick has you covered. A small town situated on Lake Chelan makes for a very unique setting. Her characters are full of heart and straight out of a Hallmark TV movie. Love happy endings? You are going to be grinning from ear to ear as you turn the last page. Treat yourself to an early holiday gift and pick up a copy of The Rancher’s Lady today.

About the Author

I am a former techy turned writer. I am writing a small town contemporary romance series based in a fictional town on Lake Chelan in eastern Washington. I have lived in Colorado, Hawaii and currently Washington. I’m a member of RWA (Romance Writers of America) and the local chapters GSRWA (Greater Seattle RWA) and Eastside RWA.

I am a mother of two grown children and the grandmother of two adorable grand-daughters. I started reading at a young age with the Nancy Drew mysteries and have continued to be an avid reader. I primarily read romance in most of the genres.

My favorite past time is playing with my grand-daughters. I have been a carnation grower’s worker, a trap club puller, a pizza hut waitress, a software engineer, an international trainer and a business program manager. And for something really unusual I once had a raccoon as a pet.

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