Friday, September 18, 2015

Glynna Kaye: New Beginnings with a New Series!

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.


jcp said...

sounds goods..

Jennifer said...

How exciting for you Glynna! A seven book series is awesome! Congratulations on this amazing adventure!

Jackie Smith said...

I am so excited about your new 7 book series.....sounds great! I will look forward to reading them!

Glynna Kaye said...

Thanks for stopping by, jcp! I'm really enjoying writing the books for the new series!

Glynna Kaye said...

Hello, Jennifer! Thanks for the congrats! Book #2 in the series will be out in May 2016 (the hero in that one is the brother of the hero in the first book), and I'm currently working on a CHRISTMAS one that will come out next fall.

Glynna Kaye said...

Good morning, Jackie! It's nice to pop in here and see a few of you Seeker Villagers! You all are so wonderfully supportive, and I can't tell you how much that means to us.

It's starting to feel autumn-ish in the Arizona mountains now. 37 degrees this morning and the trees are beginning to change color. I'm NOT ready for winter, but I do so enjoy (and enjoy photographing!) this colorful season. That photo on the blog post is of a tree in front of my house -- taken last fall.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for letting me know! One can never have enough books.

Jill Weatherholt said...

Congratulations, Glynna! I'm not sure if Ruthy shared the photo I posted on her Facebook page. I bought your book on Friday. I can't wait to read it! Seven wonder you're not on Facebook! :)

Glynna Kaye said...

Hi, Jill! Yes, Ruthy sent me the CUTE pic. Thanks so much for sharing it! I asked her to send me your email and planned to write you directly this morning. The October books are out at Barnes & Noble and at one Walmart here in town, but not yet in the other. In fact, the AUGUST contemporary Love Inspireds are STILL on the shelves there--haven't seen any September ones yet, let alone the October releases. So I'm glad you were able to find a copy! And no, with a more-than-full-time day job PLUS writing, I'm not able to keep up with Twitter & Facebook. Maybe SOME day! :)

Unknown said...

Hello Glynna! I'm sorry for getting to this blog so late. :) I absolutely fell in love with Canyon Springs, so I can't wait to meet the characters of Hunter Ridge.

I also love that you show readers a different side of Arizona than what most people think of. It's not all saguaro cactus and rattlesnakes! My family and I travel to the White Mountains of Arizona several times a year, it's my absolute favorite place in the world. When I can't go there in person, I go there, I go to mountain country via one of your books.


Glynna Kaye said...

Hi, LeAnne! So happy you enjoy visiting "Canyon Springs Country" via my books AND by vehicle! Such pretty country. Arizona has an amazingly wide variety of terrain within such a short distance. I mean, look at Flagstaff's snowy mountains versus 30 minutes south to the Sedona red rocks or 90 minutes south to rugged saguaro territory OR 90 minutes north to the Grand Canyon.

I hope you enjoy Luke & Delaney's story. Luke's a deeply wounded hero who is his own worst enemy--needs a lot of inner healing and a lady's love!