Thursday, October 4, 2018

#Excerpt for SWEET HOME MONTANA by Lynne Marshall #Giveaway @PrismBookTours

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Sweet Home Montana
(Charity, Montana Book #3)
By Lynne Marshall
Contemporary Romance
Print & ebook, 278 Pages
September 27th 2018 by Tule Publishing

Entrepreneur Wade Conrad is called home to act as a temporary guardian for his teenage half-brother, who’s acting out and needs strong guidance. Wade feels they are both floundering, so he seeks help for Brent at Healing Heart Acres, an equine therapy center.

Erin Chase has been working as an equine therapist since her fiancĂ© called off their wedding with no explanation three years ago. She personally enjoys the peace found through animal therapy and believes in passing on the gift. When Erin meets Wade, she’s instantly drawn to his concern for his brother, as well as his kindness and charm.

Wade treasures time spent with Erin. They both long for more, but Wade’s leaving for California soon and his brother’s needs come first. Will he take a chance on love before it’s too late?


EXCERPT ON TOUR

Why did the man make her edgy? Probably because she’d rarely been around such a devastatingly handsome male. She glanced to Brent, sure to become as commanding as his father as he matured. He, unlike his attentive father, watched a ground squirrel instead of the corralled animals, probably not listening to a word she said.
She showed everyone how to hold grain on a flat palm, so the sheep only ate the food and didn’t nibble their fingers. Everyone always got a kick out of that, except Brent, who clearly wasn’t interested.
“Next, I’ll introduce you to a few of our horses.” She headed toward the other favorite gathering place for visitors on the opposite side of the lot, the open-ended horse stables. The barn and stables, like bookends, completed a traditional portrait of a Montana countryside homestead.
“This is Marguerite, our oldest mare.” Not afraid to use shock value, she continued. “She’d been abandoned in winter by an uncaring owner close to four years ago.” Erin pet the side of the horse’s neck as it nickered.
Marguerite nuzzled Erin’s shoulder, knowing she always brought a treat. She let the horse nudge her again, pushing her off-balance, strictly for the entertainment value to the visitors. She liked how Wade smiled easily, along with the others. As with everything else about him, his smile was divine, and even that set her on edge. Only after the second push from Marguerite, did she produce a fruity chew.
The treats were a recipe of mixed oats, finely chopped apples and carrots, a little whole wheat flour, molasses, and dried huckleberries baked together. They were the kind of treats that got the animals at the acres on their best behavior.
“Can’t sneak anything by you, can we?” Erin said, admiring the tan horse with huge brown eyes and a hay-colored mane.
Marguerite’s immediate stall mates perked up when the treat appeared. Erin walked down to the next stall. “This is Satin.” A beautiful midnight-black colt stuck out her head, clearly interested by the latest group of guests. Maybe out of curiosity, or more probably because the horse knew that often meant getting a treat. “She was abandoned when her mother died on the range, so we took her in.” One of the things Erin loved most about Montana was seeing the wild horses run free on the land. But with that came the realities of nature, which could be cruel.
She fed the still-skittish colt the expected treat, then moved on to the next stall. “And this here is Barney our blind burro. You know what I’ve got, don’t you, boy?” The small burro’s long ears twitched, he pushed his muzzle through a gap in the weathered wood boards of his stall, then against her palm. “Wrong hand,” she teased. His spiky forelock twitched along with his ears, and she quickly rewarded him with one of Hunter’s special treats. “When he went blind, his owner didn’t want him anymore, so he lives with us now.” She scratched his cheek, and as always, she swore that when he pulled his lips back, he smiled.
By the reaction of the tour guests, Barney’s goofy and toothy expression tickled them too. And by accident, her glance overlapped with Wade’s as his amused smile seemed to wrap around her like a blanket, making her feel all warm inside and happy on the outside. Without even trying, he set off reactions that clued her in to how long she’d been keeping a low profile and hinted at how much she’d been missing.


Other Books in the Series


About the Author


Lynne used to worry she had a serious problem with daydreaming, then she discovered she was supposed to write the stories in her head. A late bloomer, Lynne came to fiction writing after her children were nearly grown. Now she battles the empty nest by writing stories which always include a romance, sometimes medicine, a dose of mirth, or both, but always stories from her heart. She is a Southern California native, married for almost thirty years, has two adult children she is super proud of, is a dog lover, cat admirer, a power walker, and fellow traveler on this wild road called life!


Tour Schedule

October 1st:
Launch
It's All About the Romance
Uplifting Reads
October 2nd:
Kimber Li
Wishful Endings
October 3rd:
Hearts & Scribbles
Paulette's Papers
October 4th:
Colorimetry
Getting Your Read On
October 5th:
Stacking My Book Shelves!
Cover Lover Book Review
October 8th:
underneath the covers
Remembrancy
October 9th:
Nan Reinhardt's Blog
Becky on Books
October 10th:
Book Lover in Florida
Rockin' Book Reviews
October 11th:
Locks, Hooks and Books
Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader
October 12th:
Teatime and Books
Reading Is My SuperPower
October 13th:
Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway


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