Hi! This week, Sweet Town Love released, an anthology with 12 bestselling authors. Each story takes place in a small town and is written about a dominant hero and a strong heroine, sweet romances sure to warm your heart.
My story, Always You, is about two people, suddenly going through life changes, who decide to move back to their hometown at the same time. Their paths cross and, even though they knew each other in school, things are much different now.
Other authors include Maggie Ryan, Chula Stone, Alyssa Bailey, Vanessa Brooks, Stevie MacFarlane, Rayanna Jamison, Paige Parsons, Georgia St. Claire, Adrienne Blake, Misty Malone and Beth Bennett.
Here’s the blurb for Always You:
Lydie Granger is going home. There is nothing for her in New York since the death of her husband/Dom. She sold her home and her business, returning to the small Midwestern town she grew up in, leaving behind the life she has known with Paul.
Rance Kimball is going home, too. After a failed relationship and many years on a ranch in Wyoming, it’s time to make a fresh start.
When Rance meets Lydie, he realizes that she is the same girl he has always dreamed about, since high school. And when he teasingly threatens to discipline her, he finds out that all she really wants is for someone to take care of her. Is he the man for the job? Will Lydie fall for the numbers geek who idolized her twenty years ago, when she didn’t even know he existed?
When they were seated at a corner table in a local Italian restaurant he’d found recently, she said, “So, Mr. Rance Kimball, tell me about this farm of yours. How can you run a farm and work a full week at the office?”
He chuckled. “Actually, I work four days a week at the office. I also have hired a few guys to help out with the animals I’m getting ready to purchase.”
“Does everyone in this town only work four days a week? That’s my sister’s schedule, too.”
“Laid back and small town, what can I say? Definitely not the rat race you’re used to. Even on a Wyoming ranch, things were pretty fast paced.”
“I guess I’ll eventually adjust. You seem to be doing fine.”
“It’s had its moments, believe me.”
“What brought you back here?” she asked. “I’m sorry, maybe that was too personal.”
“I don’t mind. A broken relationship—with the woman who owned the major part of the ranch I was part owner of.”
“Ouch, that’s raw,” she said. “I’m sorry, a business disagreement?”
He laughed. “No, more of a personal one, you could say. We were an item for years. Then, one day, a smooth talking stranger came to town, and that was it. She is now married to him. I sold her back my shares in the ranch, sold all my stuff, and left town. My family is all here, so I came back here to start a new life.”
“How heartbreaking for you,” Lydia said sympathetically.
“You know, that’s the crazy thing about it. I wasn’t heartbroken. It was almost like a relief.”
“Then, she wasn’t the one for you. I hope you find your soul mate.”
I already did, years ago, he thought to himself. He dismissed the thought as soon as it entered his head. They chatted amicably over lunch, returning to his office to finish some more business before she said goodbye.
“Thank you for lunch and for all your help today.”
“I’ll get all these figures worked out for the business and give you a call in a few days. We can make the arrangements to move some of your money to the local bank as we talked about, too.”
“Sounds great,” she said. “Thanks again, Mr. Kimball.”
“Rance, please, after all, we are old classmates,” he said with a grin.
“Have a good evening, Rance.”
And she was gone. Wow, what an exciting woman she had turned out to be. And nice, too. If only…
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Anna Kristell loves a good love story. Always an avid reader, the many facets of relationships have always interested her. That, combined with her way of spinning a tale, set the tone for her writing.
Anna writes sweet romance. She writes about friendships, hardships, social issues and couples finding their way along the twisted road to romance. Although they may suffer many obstacles along the way, her heroes and heroines always seem to find their way.
Most known for her beloved Fab Five series, Anna has also written several standalone romances.
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