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Clare writes inspirational romance, usually of a suspenseful nature. Her books are available through her publisher Pelican Book Group and Amazon. She is married with three kids and lives in the UK. She loves watching sci-fi, crime drama, cross stitching, reading and baking.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Lullaby in Lone Creek by Mary Manners

In eight seconds Dalton Merrill's professional bull riding days—and the fame he enjoyed—ended. When the adrenaline-junkie returns to Lone Creek Ranch to heal, he discovers a single reckless romp with sweet Emilee Walker has left her with more than a little heartbreak. She’s carrying his child. The last thing he wants is to be tied down with a wife and a son.

Emilee Walker trusted Dalton with her heart, and he left her for the rodeo. She wanted Dalton to return home, but not like this. Now she wonders if it's responsibility or love that holds him on Lone Creek. This time she vows to show him what family ties and faith in God really means.

5/5 stars
Fantastic scenery combine with true to life characters in this, the second of the Lone Creek stories, Ms. Manners has once again crafted a story that tugs at the heart strings and isn't afraid to hit real life issues head on. Throughout it's pages, the undercurrent of God's love and guiding hand, is evident. As is the fact that when we feel abandoned by everyone God is still there.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to everyone.

Meet the Hero

Tell us your name and a little bit about yourself? I'm Dalton Merrill, expert bull rider. I was on my way to the top of the circuit when I got tossed by Rough Ride and nearly severed my fingers. It's a shame, because it was the best eight second run I've ever had--and the last.

Tell us about where you live and why you choose to live there? I came home to Lone Creek Ranch to doctor my hand and to help my brother, Carson, run the place. I didn't know I'd find Emilee here...or that she'd be pregnant with my son.

What is a quirk of your personality that most people wouldn't know? I can talk a horse off a cliff if I wanted to...not that I'd ever want to.

What obstacles did you have to overcome in order to reach your Happily-ever-after? I've learned to make God the center of my life. Given that, everything else falls into place.

Tell us about your special lady. What makes her special? Emilee Walker...whoa. She's the most beautiful, intelligent and exasperating woman I've ever laid eyes on. But she captured my heart, and I'm the luckiest man in chaps.

The first time you saw her, what did you think? Did you like her immediately, or did she have to grow on you? Wow, have you heard of love at first sight? Well, I was struck by it in high school--by Em. I tried to fight it for sure, because the bulls were calling my name. But I failed miserably. I just can't say no to my sweet Emilee.

And now some silly questions.

Pepsi or coke  Neither (YUCK) Give me milk!

tea or coffee   COFFEE

elephant or tiger   Definitely Tiger

roast dinner or burger and chips (fries for our US readers)  Give me a burger any day!

classical music or pop    Classical piano

sunrise or sunset     Definitely Sunrise (I'm a morning person)

walk or run    Love to Run

chocolate or crisps (chips for our US readers)    If it isn't chocolate, it isn't worth the calories!!!

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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

sick, bleugh

Am behind in my reading and reviewing and I apologise. Yeah, I have writing deadlines, but not so much I can't read too :)
I'm sick.
Thought I'd done well, escaping the winter with a mild cough that hung around since before Christmas. But Sunday it turned into bronchitis. Now I'm alternating between bed and the comp periodically to check mail and so on. Lots of sleeping going on. Lots of coughing and sneezing. More coughing. Just sitting up provokes a coughing fit that can last well over an hour.
It doesn't help being allergic to penicillin either. But i have erythormicin and my Ventolin inhaler. A week or so and I'll be fine :)
If I promised you a review, its' coming :D

PS. Pelican books have contracted the rest of the series :D All seven books