Title: Abby’s Heart (Hidden Springs Series #3)
Author: Kristine Raymond
Genre: Historical Western Romance
Release Date: February 15, 2014
SynopsisAbby Prescott is a proper young lady who has never ventured far from home. She travels West to attend her aunt’s wedding and suddenly finds herself captivated by the beautiful, rugged landscape as well as the attention from not one, but two men. Malcolm ‘Boots’ Dunn is a young man who is on top of the world. He has re-opened Cooper’s Mine – a gold mine that has been closed up for more than twenty years. Fun-loving and easy-going, pretty Abby Prescott catches his eye and he knows that she is the one for him. Simon Archer is a solemn, hard-working man who spends his days apprenticing as a blacksmith and his nights dreaming for a woman to share his life with. When he meets Abby, he knows that she is the woman of his dreams and he will stop at nothing to have her. As both men vie for Abby’s affections, she innocently encourages their advances with disastrous consequences. When the dust settles, which one will win Abby’s heart?
ExcerptHe lifted her up and swung her around in a circle. She held onto his shoulders, feeling dizzy as he spun her around. After several rotations, he set her back down on the ground but didn’t remove his hands from her waist. Taking a moment to catch her breath, she kept her hands on his shoulders and as her head cleared, she suddenly realized that he was looking at her intently. Her eyes widened in surprise as he leaned his head towards her, then closed when she felt the brush of his lips on hers. The tingling sensation that she had felt in the tunnel was now magnified and as he brushed his lips softly against her mouth, a feeling of warmth spread through her body. She had never been kissed before but she had imagined many times what it would be like. This kiss was so much better than her imaginings. All too soon Boots pulled away, his hands still on her waist. “Is it okay that I kissed you? I know that I should have asked for your permission but you are so beautiful, I just couldn’t help myself.” Ducking her head so that he wouldn’t see her blush, she responded, “Yes, it’s okay. It was very nice. And just so you know, if you had asked, I would’ve said ‘yes’.”
About the Author
Kristine took a moment to do a really fun interview! Check it out!
I’m a married, 40-something woman who lives in Kentucky with my husband and lots of furry, four-legged children.
Tell me a little about your books
The first three are part of a series of eight that I am writing. They are historical western romances and are set in a fictional town called Hidden Springs. Each book centers around a character from the town.
I am also working on a contemporary stand-alone novel called Tempted.
What made you decide to be an author?
Honestly, it’s not something that I ever really thought about doing. A friend of mine self-published her book and I thought that I’d give it a try. Turns out that I love writing!
What is your favorite Genre of book?
I don’t think that I have a favorite genre. I read historical romance, contemporary romance, thrillers, and mysteries.
Where did you get the idea for Abby’s Heart?
Abby’s Heart was just the next, natural progression in my series. I knew that I wanted to write Boots’ story and I needed a potential love interest for him. I decided to make this story a little bit different and have it be a love triangle between Boots, Simon, and Abby.
What character is most like you?
I think that they are all a little like me, or at least the me that I dream of being.
What character was the most fun to write?
Jack! I love Jack Tanner!
If you could write a book about your life, what would the title be?
I’m just getting started…
What would be your words of wisdom to your 15 year old self?
Don’t worry so much about what other people think. Everyone else is just as confused as you are…some people just think that the way to hide it is to put down others.
What words would you offer to aspiring authors?
Do it! Write what’s in your heart. Ask for advice but don’t get caught up in how other people write. Find what works for you.
What’s next on the horizon?
Shortly after I finish Tempted, I will be working on book four in the Hidden Springs series, A Chance on Love.
What would you like to say to your fans?
Thank you so much for all of the support. I appreciate that you read my books and hopefully enjoy them. And I love hearing from you!
Now the quickfire challenge
Depends on my mood
A warm, private beach somewhere
A Sebring convertible
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