Autumn is here once again and I’m excited to have “Rekindling the Widower’s Heart” debuting -- the first book of my new “Hearts of Hunter Ridge” series.
There’s just something about a small town that captures my heart and imagination, and Hunter Ridge is no exception. As with the setting of my seven-book Love Inspired series set in Canyon Springs, Arizona, fictional Hunter Ridge is nestled in the rugged, sweeping expanse of ponderosa pine country several hours north of Phoenix. It’s a land of cool summers and snowy winters.
Originally settled by “Duke” Hunter as a lodging place for early 20th century huntsmen, through the years the area remained a relatively hidden haven accommodating visiting hunters and backcountry explorers. Rental cabins, outdoor outfitters, grain and feed stores and stables mingle with typical small town businesses, schools and churches.
But times are changing. Limited opportunity has forced youth, families and old timers to seek greener pastures. While neighboring Canyon Springs has long-welcomed a summertime influx of visitors, only now is Hunter Ridge beginning, by necessity, to draw attention to itself. Those who’ve diligently guarded the reclusive outdoorsman essence of their hometown must now weather growing pains to make room for vibrant newcomers who may hold the key to strengthening the community’s economic life.
The Hearts of Hunter Ridge series explores the lives and loves of men and women who have always called the place home, who once fled its city limits and are now returning, or who are stepping into the little community for the very first time. Join them on their journey to love and becoming all God wants them to be!
Welcome to Arizona mountain country.
Welcome to Hunter Ridge!
A Future to Build On - All widower Luke Hunter wants is to raise his three kids—and be left alone. When Delaney Marks arrives in town to oversee the youth group's house renovation project, Luke decides he must come out of hiding. He's worried she's too young to get the job done. He'll have to keep a close watch on her—and on his heart. Because being with the vibrant girl makes it easy to forget their age difference and to start hoping for a future he doesn't deserve. As tensions rise over project pressures, Delaney tries to make Luke see that some things are just out of his control—and that he is worthy of happiness...with her.
GLYNNA KAYE treasures memories of growing up in small Midwestern towns—and vacations spent in another small town with the Texan side of the family. She traces her love of storytelling to the times a houseful of great-aunts and great-uncles gathered with her grandma to share candid, heartwarming and often humorous tales of their youth and young adulthood. Her Love Inspired books Pine Country Cowboy and High Country Holiday won first and second place, respectively, in the short contemporary category of the 2015 RWA Faith, Hope & Love Inspirational Reader’s Choice Awards.