A Dog’s Tale.
Hi, my name is Lizzy and I’m a golden retriever. I’m sure you’re wondering why a dog has taken over Kristin’s blog, but I have a tale to tell that you that you just have to hear. It’s about a move that changed me and my mom’s life forever.
You see, my mom Grace and I used to live in a place called Nashville until something bad happened and my mom got hurt and she was very sad. Then one day she told me we were moving to the mountains. I thought, okay, I’ve never been to the mountains before, so why not.
As soon as we got there, I fell in love. There was so much to see and do. Butterflies to chase, and pretty smelling flowers. Not to mention lots of woods to explore near our cabin. I didn’t know what to do first.
Soon, my mom got a job and we were happy in our mountain home.
And then one day, my mom brought a friend home. His name was Kyle. She said she met him at the place where she goes every Sunday. She calls it church. He was a nice man who took me for a walk, but he seemed troubled, kind of like my mom was before our move.
Soon the three of us were hanging out together and having a grand old time. I even got to go to Kyle’s ranch. He had lots of property to play on.
Then one day something happened between them. My mom was sad again and I didn’t see Kyle for a while, which made me sad. But don’t worry, it all worked out in the end. You’ll see. You can read all about their story and mine in the book about my mom called, Grace And The Rancher.
Here’s a little about it.
Grace And The Rancher:
Grace Bradford is living a lie. To the world she has the perfect life: A promising country music career and a husband who adores her. But her husband isn’t the man everyone believes him to be. When a car accident widows her and ends her career, Grace escapes to Delaney Mountain. But moving to the remote town doesn’t wipe away the ugly secret of her marriage. Kyle Delaney never intended to return to Delaney Mountain, but he promises his dying father that he’ll turn their land into a working cattle ranch. He uproots his life in Austin, sells his flourishing business as a music agent, and returns to the Colorado town of his childhood. Can a runaway singer and a makeshift rancher, thrust together by circumstance and held together by the common thread of loss and a love of music, find hope and a happily-ever-after under the stars of Delaney Mountain?
So the moral of my story is, even when your life isn’t going so good, you never know what you’ll find just around the corner. You might even find your happily ever after.
Mary grew up in a small Texas town famous for, well not much of anything really. Being the baby of the family and quite a bit younger than her two brothers and her sister, Mary had plenty of time to entertain herself. Making up stories seemed to come natural to her.
As a teen, Mary discovered Phyllis Whitney and Victoria Holt and knew instinctively that was what she wanted to do with her over-active imagination.
She wrote her first novel as a teen, (it’s tucked away somewhere never to see the light of day), but never really pursued her writing career seriously until a few years later, when she wrote her first inspirational romantic suspense and was hooked.
Today, Mary still lives in Texas, and still creates people facing dangerous situations. In fact, she can’t think of anything else she’d rather do.
Copyright © 2017 Mary Alford
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