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About the author:
Gloria Antypowich grew up on a farm and most of her married life has been lived on a ranch. Human relationships fascinate her. Ideas for stories can be found everywhere; overheard conversations in a public place, a couple fighting in a restaurant, a story in the news, even a chance remark in a conversation with a friend. She is enamored with the power of words and she loves to use them to paint images of characters that become so real, they feel like they could be your next door neighbor.
Gloria is an avid reader of several different genres and listens to a wide selection of music. A good game of cards, sharing a laugh with a friend over a glass of wine and spending time with her family are a few of her favorite things to do. She loves to write and says her husband was her inspiration for the heroes in this series of books. He was a cowboy, a rancher-and a lover. Gloria lives with her husband, in the central interior of British Columbia, Canada. They are retired now, but they still have "chemistry".
A Second Chance
Gloria Antypowich, Gloria Antypowich
"No!" Taylor's cry was a wail. "I don't want to move again........
"Taylor, I'm your mother. You'll listen to me."
Taylor's look became set and stubborn. "I am not moving again and... I'm not leaving Grayson. You're wrong about him. I know it!"
When Sarah Brite arrives at Belanger Creek Ranch, it's like a sanctuary from her troubles, even though she can never totally relax. She is always looking over her shoulder-alert and waiting to run. The ranch is a vast rural area, a place where it doesn't seem likely that her son's violent father would find them. The ranch 'family' is a close knit group consisting of co-workers and the owners, Colt and Frank Thompson. They all look out for each other. There's only one thing that makes Sarah uneasy... that's gentle, friendly Grayson McNaughton. Her son, Taylor. immediately bonds with Grayson. This disquiets Sarah. Grayson is a nice enough man, but Taylor makes it increasingly clear that he would love it if they became a family.
Sarah decides to share her dark secret with Grayson so he will understand why he can never be Taylor's father. He is filled with compassion and insists she share her fears with the Thompsons, who stand staunchly behind her. Sarah relaxes, and begins to want to make Taylor's wish a reality.
However, Grayson McNaughton has a secret of his own; he had destroyed a man's life, and he was charged but not convicted of aggravated assault, eight years before he came to the ranch. Burdened with deep-seated guilt, he chooses to live in obscurity and hideaway in pain. He loves Sarah, and as they gradually grow closer, he knows he has to be honest with her, so even though it may jeopardize their relationship, he shares his painful past.
Sarah is devastated; furious that she has let him get close to her son. Even though she does not have all of the facts, she immediately labels Grayson as a violent person. She has had enough violence and fear in her life, and she doesn't want to expose Taylor to it. She is ready to pack up and run again, but Taylor is older now and he isn't having it. He loves Grayson and is through with running. He digs in his heels, ready to fight his mother.
Colt Thompson offers a solution to Sarah that will allow everyone to stay at the ranch. Taylor begrudgingly accepts the terms, but Sarah's ultimatums come at a cost... she realizes she is losing her sons affection and respect.
An unexpected tragedy intervenes. Is it too late for Sarah and Grayson to make Taylors world complete? Will they have A Second Chance?
- Publication Date:
- 1512202932 / 9781512202939
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Romance / Contemporary