He’s got to save his career—and himself
Hitting rock bottom has landed country star Boone Williams in the middle of his worst nightmare: a recording studio on a horse therapy farm hours away from Nashville. He has no interest in dealing with his problems or writing a new album. And he’s definitely not interested in the gorgeous, feisty mom of one of Helping Hooves’s young clients. She doesn’t even know who he is! But his record label is one tabloid story from cutting him loose, and Boone can’t seem to turn around without bumping into Ruby and her daughter, Violet. Clearly, Boone’s not going to get what he wants. Could Ruby be just what he needs?
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The past will always be between them
He swore he’d never return home. Then a flat tire lands Dean Presley back in Grass Lake, Tennessee, and he’s forced to confront the woman he left behind. Faith Stratton was once the love of his life. Now her gifted brother could be the rising Nashville star Dean needs for his struggling music label. But it means taking Sawyer away from the horse therapy farm that Faith’s so proud of. That won’t be easy, especially since those old feelings that started all the trouble… Well, let’s just say he can’t go back there, because he doesn’t want to relive the memories of the terrible accident that drove them apart.
Amy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read. Amy lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, three fun-loving children, and their sweet but mischievous puppy dog.
A Single Mother’s Guide to Parenting an Ornery Teenager
Thank you for hosting me on your blog today! I thought it would be fun to share something from the perspective of my heroine from my new book Catch a Fallen Star. Ruby Wynn is a midwife who took over a practice from a woman who also wrote a monthly advice column for the local newspaper. Ruby feels confident about her ability to bring children into the world but doubts her skill at getting her own child through the ups and downs of life. Writing the column comes with the new job and she can’t help but feel like a fraud, telling others how to raise their kids when hers is nothing but trouble. Here’s what I imagine she might have written after a particularly difficult day with her teenaged daughter.
A Single Mother’s Guide to Parenting an Ornery Teenager:
- Don’t bother to ask them to look at you when you’re talking. Eye contact only leads to eye-rolling. Save yourself the trouble.
- When your teenager tells you not to worry, it’s the perfect time to begin worrying. Whatever they are up to is obviously going to either cost you money or a night’s sleep.
- Forget about grounding today’s teen to their room. Their room is their sanctuary. They could live inside those four wall for eternity. Instead of sending them to their room, ground them from their room. Require them to spend time with you instead. It’s bound to be torture.
- Nothing = something. Always.
- Asking a teenager if they’d jump off a bridge because their friend did it is only going to give them the idea that jumping off a bridge is something you don’t want them to do. This will almost guarantee they’ll try it. Try reverse psychology — would you clean your room just because your friend cleaned hers? They might catch on, but hey, it’s worth a try!
- If they like you, something’s wrong. Take them to the doctor immediately.
- Just like when they were babies – the days are long but the years are short. At least that’s what I keep telling myself so I don’t kick my daughter to the curb with a Free to a Good Home sign!
Can you relate to Ruby’s woes? Any parenting advice you’d give to someone raising a teenager in today’s world? I know I can use all the advice I can get!
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