They say that the people we care deeply for (or love, for those willing to admit it) are the ones who can hurt us the most. They're the people we open our hearts to, lower our guard for and share our hopes and weaknesses with. We're vulnerable with those we love. And that can lead to deep, aching emotional wounds, which can make us apprehensive about reconnecting with loved ones, like family, during the holidays. But that kind of connection can also be so magically embedded in our hearts...sometimes in our DNA...that all it takes is a drop of forgiveness...
In my January debut, The Promise of Rain, Dr. Anna Bekker makes a trip she has dreaded for five years. One where she'll not only have to face the family and friends she left behind, but a trip that could also lead to losing her elephant sanctuary...and custody of her child.
He wants to take her child out of Africa...
The Busara elephant research and rescue camp on Kenya's Serengeti is Anna Bekker's life's work. And it's the last place she thought she'd run into Dr. Jackson Harper. As soon as he sets eyes on her four-year-old, Pippa, Anna knows he'll never leave...without his daughter.
Furious doesn't begin to describe how Jack feels. How could Anna keep this from him? He has to get his child back to the States. Yet as angry as he is with Anna, they still have a bond. But can it endure, despite the ocean—and the little girl—between them?
Only 1 week left until the January Harlequin Heartwarming stories release! In celebration of both the New Year and my debut, I'm giving away a $15 Amazon.com gift card (see Amazon.com for rules and restrictions), a copy of The Promise of Rain (print or ebook, winner's choice), a bookmark, pen and a baby elephant Plush Pal (in honor of the baby elephants Anna rescues).
Leave a comment to be entered in a random drawing for one winner. The winner will be announced here this evening, so be sure to check back or leave a way to be contacted.
Be sure to check out my blog, A Writer's Rush, website, or Twitter for more release events, blog visits and giveaways in the near future! I'll be listing my January schedule soon. Stay tuned for my visit to Harlequin's sytycwSOLD! blog and an article on my journey to becoming a writer, which will appear in Harlequin's February edition of Simply Books magazine for subscribers.
Next week, I'll be at the lovely Jennifer Shirk's Me, My Muse and I blog on Monday, Dec 30th and on January 1st...New Year's Day and Release Day!!!...I'll be on USA Today's Happy Ever After blog's 'Three Things' and I'll be hosting another giveaway on my blog, A Writer's Rush. I'd love it if you find time to visit :).
In the meantime...leave a comment and get entered in today's giveaway!