Unlike many authors who were destined to write from a young age, Carol Ritten Smith didn't start writing until her late thirties, just to see if she could do it. What began as a lark, soon became an obsession.
Carol was born and raised in Central Alberta, Canada. She lives with her husband of forty years on a buffalo farm. They have a son and a daughter. Grandchildren now play a major role in Carol's life. When she isn't at her computer writing, she is playing with grandchildren, creating at her potter's wheel or sculpting with polymer clay.
Her current work in progress is about a woman, disguised as a man, who joins a logging crew as the cook's helper. What happens when the crew of some twenty-odd men find out there's a woman among them?
Which will happen first, love or murder? Sent to Travis Strong’s ranch for protection from a murderer, romance is the last thing Lexi Craig has on her mind. Nor does Travis want to fall in love ever again after the death of his beloved wife. Certainly, Travis’s soon-to-be teenage daughter doesn’t want a stepmother. But love blossoms in the hearts of those who need it most. Now, if only the police can capture the murderer before he kills again. Or will the bullets he has saved for Lexi find their mark?
Beth Patterson and her two younger brothers are hiding from the law in the small town of Whistle Creek. Beth is committed to keeping her family together and she will do anything to ensure it. Anything.
When her youngest brother befriends Tom Carver, the local blacksmith, Beth worries the truth will fly out of the six-year-old’s mouth faster than he can spit a watermelon seed.
Surprisingly, it isn’t the boy who invites Tom’s suspicion. It’s Beth herself, the night he catches her snooping in his barn with an excuse so ridiculous it gets him wondering just what she is up to. Intrigued, he takes it upon himself to find out. But instead of unraveling their secret, Tom becomes entangled in their everyday lives.
Beth knows the dangers of letting her guard down and soon she faces a most crucial and heart-wrenching dilemma of her life. Is Tom’s love strong enough to forgive her of her one felonious deed or will he condemn her?
More importantly, dare she risk everything to find out?
Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors