After six years, I can finally say that the ROMANCE ON THE RANCH Series is complete, and although there were enough characters for me to continue writing indefinitely, I knew it was time for a final roundup -- the "Circle of Life" was complete. As in real life, the stories contain heartache and struggle, adversity and challenge, often met with despair and frustration by the heroes/heroines. Yet, the encouragement and help received from family, friends, and even strangers, give them the courage to forge onward. There are twists and turns, betrayals and disappointments, yet unexpected moments of forgiveness, and hopefully humor, over a span of about thirty years.
Since individual stories were released as ebooks, I decided to create paperback collections. A few years ago I released the first three books as a collection, but with the completion of the series, I wanted to make all the stories available in tangible form. To that end, there are two additional paperbacks now available, each with five books.
On a special note, I want to thank the readers of this series and give a shout out to those who left reviews and/or emailed comments, suggestions, and sometimes criticism. Constructive criticism is a wonderful learning tool.
Finally, here is shortlist of the Cast of Characters because there are too many for an all inclusive list. For a synopsis of each story, click here.
Sage Tanner: Gorgeous hunky model living near Paxtonville, Colorado, trying to keep his ranch afloat.
Sarah Carter a.k.a. Mims Murphy: Chubby, best-selling author who gets off to a bad start with Sage Tanner, the model for her latest book.
Jackson Martinez: Ranch foreman and Wall Street investor in book one; ranch owner in book two.
Ann Hackstetter: Stay at home mom in book one; widow in book two with an enormous secret.
Miles Brightman a.k.a. Maxwell Henry: Wheelchair bound best-selling suspense author.
Tooty Townsend: Twenty year old single mother of four year old son, Harris.
Dirk Branigan: Rodeo star with a busted leg and ten year old daughter, Tessa.
Monica Newport: Spoiled socialite and interior designer forced to join the working class as domestic help.
Connor MacKenzie: World famous artist with unbearable sorrow.
Celeste Brightman: Sister of Miles Brightman from book three. Also, wealthy charity organizer longing for her own family.
Sean Barfield: Famous rock star who spent his summers in Paxtonville before he hit the big time.
Tessa Branigan: Daughter of Dirk Branigan from book four who goes through a nasty divorce and ends up working for Tanner Veterinary Clinic back in her hometown.
Toby Tanner: Hell raising son of Sage and Sarah Tanner.
Preston Tanner: Twin brother of Toby who competes with Sean Barfield for Tessa's affection.
"Freckles": Feisty redhead who doesn't take guff from anyone, especially men.
Dovie Juniper: Physically challenged popular blogger who meets Toby Tanner at Boot Bustin' Barn while following up on a lead about the many famous people residing in Paxtonville.
Hannah Tanner: Daughter of Sage and Sarah, and sister of Toby and Preston, who fulfills a lifelong dream of experiencing diverse cultures when she accepts employment in a third world country.
Dr. Alexavier Wyndham: Medical doctor and son of an English Earl who is determined to send Hannah Tanner back to the states for her own safety.
Angel Martinez: Beautiful and gifted daughter of Jackson and Ann Martinez from book two.
Harris Brightman: Rodeo star and adopted son of Miles and Tooty Brightman from book three.
Eli Brightman: Brother of Harris and all around nice guy who is crazy about Angel Martinez, but knows she's in love with his brother.
Lucinda Bergamot: Reporter who throws Harris Brightman "under the bus" when she exposes family secrets worthy of tabloid reporting.