Today is the big release of Freya’s Bower’s long awaited One Touch, Once Glance: A Sweet Anthology.
Excerpt from Whispers in the Wind by Kensana Darnell:
The truck had arrived to deliver the new horses, and Ali’s father had promised she could pick the horse she wanted. She ran into the barn, looking around for Tim, the caretaker of her parents’ ranch. He’d been with the family since Ali was five; he was like an uncle to her. Ali made her way into the barn, a cloud of dust in tow.
“Well, good morning, Ali. You’re up early. Can’t imagine why.” A mischievous twinkle appeared in his eyes.
“Are they here?”
“What? Is what here?” He grinned as she ran from stall to stall in search of the new horses.
“Aw, come on, Tim. Where are they?”
“They’re out back in the stable. You can ask—”
Ali tore out of the barn and right into a hard, muscular chest. A pair of big, strong hands on her arms kept her from falling.
“Excuse me, ma’am. I didn’t see you,” the stranger said.
Ali raised her head. Her gaze swept over a massive chest and worked up to a face shadowed by a dark brown Stetson. The pair of hands released her, and she backed away. Squinting, she shielded her eyes from the sun’s stinging rays, and the figure before her came into focus.
Droplets of moisture rolled down his forehead alongside his temples to a tightened jaw line. A wisp of sandy brown hair rested above a pair of hazel eyes. Her gaze fixated upon a hairless, chiseled chest revealed by his partially unbuttoned shirt.
“No, I, uh…should have been watching where I was going,” Ali finally replied.
Timothy strolled out to them. “Ali, this is my nephew, Mitch Colbert. He’s going to give me a hand with the stables for a while.”
Ali extended her hand. “Pleased to meet you, Mitch.”
The man touched the brim of his hat and nodded his head. “Likewise, ma’am.”
“If you need anything,” Timothy continued, “and I’m not around, Mitch can help you.”
Oh, I’m sure he can.
Whispers in the Wind by Kensana Darnell
I always love a good cowboy story. Mitch has a painful past he wants to forget. Allison still has a little growing up to do. Love takes patience, trust, and time to build, but it doesn’t hurt to be on a ranch, under the stars, or taking a horse ride out into the country together. ~Dirty Girl, Dirty Girl Reviews
The emotions in Whispers in the Wind are well explored, and by the time the tale ended, I felt I knew Ali and Mitch as though they were my friends. ~ Nutty Nana, Cocktail Reviews
4 Stars by Dirty Girl, Dirty Girl Reviews
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“I thoroughly enjoyed it… Not only do I recommend you buy this for yourself, but also for your loved ones… The book is sure to leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside after you are through reading…”
by Various Authors: Gwen Hayes, M.E. Ellis, Maryann Miller, Adelle Laudan, K. Starling, Trinity Blacio, Debbie Gould, Ava James, Faith Bicknell-Brown, Savannah Chase, Lisa Alexander Griffin, Kensana Darnell, Brieanna Robertson, Nicolette Zamora, Kathleen MacIver, Missy Lyons, and Jambrea Jo Jones
Whatever happened to good, old-fashioned romance? Remember reading about a man’s clothed physique, or how a fellow admired a woman in a pretty red dress? How about stories where couples fall in love with just one glance or that first gentle touch? Then open this anthology and enjoy 18 beautiful stories of love lost, love found, intrigue, heartache healed, the miracles of life, passionate admissions, and tearjerkers that make one sigh with longing. From best friends who find romance to time travel to a bit of Christmas magic, step into the realm of hearts on fire and love everlasting.