This tale is set in 1949 and I did my best to stay in the reality of that era. For some it is ‘nostalgia’ rather than historical but most of you know about WW Ii and the aftermath strictly frm tales from Grandparents and other old folks.That definitely makes it “history”, no?
Anyway, there really was a magazine called Ranch Romances and they really did have a pen pal column, which was the old day’s version of eHarmony and Match.com and such. It was slower than the internet but still lots of fun. I wanted a cover that would recreate the feel of the magazine and the times, and friend and great graphic artist Trace Zaber (http//bythunder.wordpress.com) came up with a fantastic vision. I need to mention that this story was released previously by Amber Quill, my former main publisher which closed last year. However, JMS Books is helping me get many of my faves back out to readers again. With Trace’s kind permission, I am reusing the cover! It was just too perfect to vanish!!.
Here is the blurb for this story:
Widowed Wade is desperate to find someone to help him care for his two motherless children while he runs his hardscrabble ranch. After seeing a “match” column in a pulp magazine, he sends off a letter, unsure what he will get. When it turns up quiet, gentle Darnell, he is both shocked and intrigued. Can this unorthodox arrangement possibly work?
Darnell is at the end of his rope when he finds an ad in a magazine that appears as if put there for him. He takes a desperate chance and ends up on a remote ranch in New Mexico. He finds the motherless children very loveable and their father scarily attractive. But how, in the stiff and conservative environment of 1949, can he dare reach for intimacy with his new hero? Will he end up back in dire straits or settled in the home he deeply craves?
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