Reading has always been a passion of mine. I always wanted to become an author but it was a "someday" sort of goal. In 2017, I decided to make my dream a reality and began my first book. While I enjoy all fiction, historical novels particularly fascinate me - especially if there's a little romance thrown in. I'm currently working on my debut series, Heart of a Miner, which is about three couples in the Silver City area in the Owyhee mountains of Idaho.
My family and I live in Southern Utah, USA. I grew up on horseback and treasured any time I could spend riding through the red sands and sagebrush. My husband Randon and I have four children - including a set of twins. Nothing makes me happier than being a wife and mother.... but reading is a very close second!
Seeking a fresh start outside of his outlaw father’s shadow, Charlie Montgomery finds Silver City, Idaho Territory to be the perfect boom town for his adventurous soul. But when gold is discovered at the Crown Point silver mine where he is hired on, the gunslingers of his past reappear, putting Charlie and everything he holds dear in danger.
She could never marry a miner, Virginia was sure, not after her father was killed in a mining accident last year. Yet something about Charlie draws her like a bee to honey, and despite pressure from another suitor, she takes a chance on him. With her father's debts to pay, Virginia desperately engages in an unsavory one-time deal, realizing she can't outrun the consequences forever. Can Charlie be the steadfast companion and helpmeet whom she so desperately seeks?
A sweet historical romance that is sure to teach and inspire!
Clara Early loves adventure. But when her outlaw uncle reappears after four years’ absence and threatens to kill her, Clara embarks by stagecoach on her wildest adventure yet… and unexpectedly finds love along the way.
Seeking fortune to prove his worth, Hal Horner buys a silver mine in the Owyhee Mountains, feeling the solemn darkness of the underground mine reflects perfectly the emptiness in his own heart. He succeeds in finding treasure, though it’s not the shiny type he intended.
Both Hal and Clara know her nefarious uncle will find her eventually, but can their love stand strong when he does?
"I enjoyed myself in this world, and really isn’t that why we read?" Marsha, Keeper Bookshelf
"The story makes for a good comfort read as it combines mystery, adventure, romance, and history all in one story. Evil has a means of finding its victim. But so does love." Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
"The story is the first in the Heart of a Miner series and was a page-turner. I liked the characters and their interaction. It will take on a life and death situation and show how far a man is willing to go for a woman he loves. The story is a clean historical western, including action, and adventure, that ends on a happily ever after." Kathy, RedRabbitt's Reviews