Yes, it’s that time of year again. Christmas is coming. Will you be ready?
It really doesn’t matter. It’ll come anyway. :) I love Christmas, especially the spirit of giving to those you love. Whether it be emotional, spiritual, or something physical you buy or make yourself, it’s all done with the best of intentions. Sometimes the best thing you can do for others is give your time. Let your friends and family know you love them and are there for them, no matter what.
My mom and I used to get together and do our baking every year just to give most of it away. LOL. Unfortunately, that won’t happen this year as she is terminally ill and, for the most part, bedridden. My one wish is that she lasts out the year without any pain. So far so good. She says she feels fine and always has a smile for us. I love her so much. She is so proud of me for following my dream of being a writer…a published author, and of my sister, Sharon Wilson-Dupuis, for drawing these beautiful covers.
If you’re buying your loved one an electronic device, Kindle or whatnot, my Hudson Ranch series with its beautifully illustrated covers is sure to please. They are available online and book 1, The Inheritance is free today until Monday. The other 3 books in this series are only 99 cents each for the same 4 days. Download a copy with my heartfelt blessings for the very Merriest of Christmases. Just click on the book cover and you’re there, no matter where you live. :)
This short story is an introduction to the series.
Time is running out for Zackary Hudson. He has a fierce desire to reunite with his estranged sons, but they’re proving difficult to find. He hires a private investigator and the search begins in earnest. But will he find them in time?
Rodeo cowboy Benjamin Hudson is one of four brothers set to inherit their father’s ranch in northern Alberta. The only problem is, the three oldest have been estranged from Zackary Hudson for years. Their father’s will states they have to live on the ranch for one year, show a profit, and care for their baby brother. The main problems…none of them know anything about running a working ranch or caring for an infant. They decide to hire domestic help for the primary care of Jeremiah.
Halifax native, Danielle Madison, wants to escape the pain of an abusive marriage and the resultant stillborn child. She sees the ad for a nanny on a ranch in Alberta, applies, and flies west without a second thought. For Dani it’s work only, with no intention of becoming involved until she meets Benjamin, the tough-as-nails ex rodeo rider, who handles his baby brother with great gentleness and compassion. Little Jeremiah pulls at her heartstrings, and she’s drawn to him, despite her resolve to remain aloof.
Love is not in Ben’s vocabulary, except as it applies to his lost siblings. When things start disappearing and going wrong, Dani is Ben’s initial suspect. He’s attracted to her, despite her withdrawn persona, and tries to believe in her innocence as they work together to solve the mysterious happenings. Will love win out, or will the fear of commitment drive a permanent wedge between them?
He’d been duped!
Busy attending the victims of a fire on the Hudson Ranch and cleaning up after his veterinary clinic is vandalized, Gabe Hudson hires an assistant through email, based on qualifications. When Kristin appears, ready to work, he discovers he’s been duped. Thinking he’d hired a male practitioner who could help with their huge patients, he is totally baffled at her willingness to take on such a task.
Angry at first, he soon discovers how capable she is, seeming to have an affinity with the animals they tended. It didn’t hurt that her voice was soft and sexy and she was easy on the eyes to boot, but her entire demeanor was of a ‘hands off’ attitude. His growing affection and attraction to the woman were making his days harried and his nights a living hell. Combine that with trying to keep her safe as a psycho targets the clinic, and he’s afraid to let her out of his sight.
Nate’s job as an accountant is to get the Ranch’s accounts in order and bring in new business, so he hires his neighbor, Cyndi Dillon, as his assistant. She’s efficient and capable and oh so desirable, but Nate doesn’t believe in mixing business with pleasure.
Her job is everything she’d dreamed of and more, but she’s harboring a secret that could jeopardize their working relationship. The one thing Cyndi hadn’t counted on was falling for the shy accountant. He’s drop-dead gorgeous and looks great in Levis, but wasn’t it just her luck to fall for a pretend cowboy when she’d grown up around the real thing?
Someone doesn’t want the boys to inherit their father’s ranch and will do anything to get what they want. When problems on the spread escalate, will personal safety get in the way of their future or does love really conquer all?
Praise for the Hudson Ranch series as found on Amazon:
5 Stars: Once again, Lorraine Nelson, one of today’s best new authors, has created a series that reflects her trademark gifts for writing romantic suspense set against an intriguing backdrop—this time a working horse ranch in the Canadian west—and filled with engrossing dialogue and characters so unforgettable you’ll quickly forget you’re reading fiction. Michelle Fayard
5 Stars: This is a series that is well worth the money and time. I have read many books by this author and her books pull at the heart strings and make you want to fall in love all over again.
5 Stars: In this new series by Lorraine Nelson, which has beautiful cover-art, she introduces us to the Hudsons. If you are familiar with Lorraine’s Thunder Creek Ranch Series and the Manning family, then you already know how incredibly amazing her families are. Each features strong female leads, HOT ranchers and families that we all wish we knew personally. The Inheritance and the Hudsons are no different…In this new series by Lorraine Nelson, which has beautiful cover-art, she introduces us to the Hudsons. If you are familiar with Lorraine’s Thunder Creek Ranch Series and the Manning family, then you already know how incredibly amazing her families are. Each features strong female leads, HOT ranchers and families that we all wish we knew personally. The Inheritance and the Hudsons are no different. Silent Reader
Once again, I wish to thank you all for your continued support. Lorraine