College student and equestrian Jasmine Gray’s life has been turned upside down. She’s still reeling from the loss of her father, successful rancher Hamilton Gray, when her newly discovered sister, Carly Shepherd arrives at the ranch to visit and plan her wedding. With the spring horse competition ahead, Jasmine’s in a funk and looking for a distraction. Ranch hand Zach Crawford tries to ignore his growing feelings for Jasmine because he knows he wouldn’t measure up to Hamilton Gray or his wife’s standards. Jasmine’s daily quest to snag him only adds to his frustration. If he could get her to focus on the upcoming horse show and not on him, then maybe he’d have time to figure out his own future. Grieving the loss of his little brother who had Down’s syndrome, Zach finds it difficult not to be drawn to Jasmine in her grief. Memories of the past and the promise of the future collide with the horse competition and wedding both at hand. Can Jasmine pull herself together to win? If so, does she have the courage to walk away afterwards and pursue a future outside the ranch, if it means leaving Zach behind?
Sequel to "Silent Stars of Bethlehem"
About the Author
Laura Hodges Poole is a freelance writer with dozens of articles, devotions, and short stories in publication. She is the 2016 Asheville Christian Writers Conference Badge of Honor winner, a 2014 American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis semi-finalist, and a 2012 Romance Writers of America Emily finalist (second place) in Christian fiction. She is the author of three published books and contributing author on two others. Laura is also a non-fiction ghostwriter and collaborator. Her passion is encouraging others in their Christian walk through her blog, "A Word of Encouragement." When she's not writing, you might find her hiking, playing the piano, or being crafty. A mother of two, Laura lives in South Carolina with her husband, son, and daughter.