Laura L. Walker
Stories that connect our lives!
This past summer and fall were a major stepping stone in my career as an author and editor. I actually became a sole proprietor (ME--Who never took an economics or accounting class in college!!) I gained knowledge and confidence, even if I didn't earn much money. That will come in time, right? But I did gain a few clients, and I learned a lot about working with them to improve their wonderful manuscripts while meeting their expectations. To my surprise, when I had been devoting so much of my time toward building my editing side business, I found that I missed writing; I wanted to be creative again! When a fellow writer in a Facebook group challenged us to write a trilogy in just twelve weeks, I signed up for it! I already had one book written (which I originally planned on being first but instead will be the last) and thought I could do it. So for me, October turned into NaNoWriMo one month early and I finished what is now entitled When the Clouds Lift, an LDS romance, which will be the first in my When Love Happens series, and a historical Western novella entitled The Christmas Switch. If you would like to read either of these, just click on the image and it will take you to the Amazon product page. When the Clouds Lift is on sale right now, and The Christmas Switch is only 99-cents! A bargain!
Here is the back cover blurb for The Christmas Switch:
THE RANCHER TAKES A WIFE - NEBRASKA 1878
For schoolmarm Rachel Ambry, Christmas Eve means getting through the special program she and her pupils have put together for the townsfolk in Langdon. And even though she has vowed to not set eyes on handsome Calvin Hunsaker, it becomes inevitable when his incorrigible son needs her help. Calvin is the only person who seems to see past her ugly birthmark, yet Rachel senses that he also sees her as the spineless, helpless socialite she used to be.
Calvin Hunsaker is determined to ignore the feeling of attraction stirring inside him for the beautiful schoolmarm, even though he isn't doing a very good job. He isn't ready for another wife, especially one who is ill-suited for the harshness of prairie life. And besides, Rachel is trying to pick up the pieces after her brother and sister-in-law's untimely deaths and raise their three youngsters, not bedazzle him with the same frivolous charms his first wife possessed. Better to bundle up and head out of the one-room schoolhouse the second the program ends.
But a heavy winter storm and two mischievous boys have other plans, and Rachel and Calvin's efforts to avoid each other go awry when Calvin is stranded at Rachel's house over the Christmas break. Will there be holiday cheer to lighten their hearts or will the winter blues descend on them once again?