I know, I know. Prequels come before the story. But prequels are harrrrrd (she says, in her best tweenage whiny voice…) and authors (me, anyway) want to jump right into the fun main stories. And so, even when I branched out into writing cowboy romance in *cough* 2018 *cough* I didn’t write a prequel for this new sub-genre.
Even though I knew which couple I’d give that story to, I didn’t write it. Instead, I wrote all six books in the Saddle Springs Romance series and then all six books in the Cavanagh Cowboys Romance series, always kind of cringing that I was then inviting these readers to join my newsletter list and receive a totally unrelated novella in a different sub-genre as their gift from me.
Until last fall when I was invited to participate in a multi-author box set of Christmas novellas for the fall of 2023. I don’t join many of these, mostly because I don’t want random novellas lying around without purpose! But then I thought of a purpose… what if I took this opportunity to write that belated novella that comes BEFORE the Saddle Springs Romance series?
And so The Cowboy’s Forever Crush – Meg and Eli’s romance – was conceived. I had to skim back through the series to remind myself what I’d already written about them. Meg, especially, was woven throughout as two of the six stories were her siblings’ tales. As the ideas coalesced and came together, so did my excitement.
I’m super stoked to share The Cowboy’s Forever Crush with you in the multi-author collection Once Upon a Starry Night, releasing in October. Reserve your copy today and look forward to twelve brand-new Christmas themed romances from Christian authors you love!
It’s been eight years since Eli Thornton’s father took his family and fled the Flying Horseshoe Ranch after a devastating accident. Now Eli’s back to make amends, but he definitely didn’t expect to run into his best friend’s sister he’d crushed on as a teen.
Meg Carmichael emerged from her era of rebellion with a baby, a battered heart, and a new appreciation for Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son. But when Eli, now every inch a man, accepts a job as mechanic for her family’s guest ranch, this single mom finds a gentle, godly man who might love her and her son forever. If she can let him.
How can a teenage crush mature into a forever love?
Pre-Order Once Upon a Starry Night here!
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Psst – in other news, A Surprise Wedding for the Cowboy, the first story in my third cowboy romance series, hits Kindles next week! The special price will disappear shortly after release, so don’t put it off if you’ve been waiting to reserve your copy.