|Posted by [email protected] on May 28, 2017 at 5:30 PM|
New covers for Book 1 & 2 in the Pacific Cove Series. I had already finished the cover for Book 3 and wanted some of the design to show on all three. Here they are!
An in the raw, Chapter 1 of the new Pacific Cove Book. Check back often for updates.
Amanda Sanders was daydreaming. Her mind wandered back to the soft tropical ocean breeze filled with the scent of surf and floral fragrances that made her senses soar. She was with her new husband, Peter, and they had spent two glorious weeks lying in the sun and enjoying being alone together. Her heart felt full of love and she held tight to the memories of that special time.
A smile crossed her face as she looked out the bedroom window, catching a glimpse of Peter as he rode towards the headlands. She watched his lean, muscular body as he sat tall in the saddle and began to gallop off into the distance. He was headed in the direction of the Pacific Cove Ranch where he would meet up with his father, Jason.
Amanda had come to love his parent’s almost as much as her own. His mother, Naomi, treated her like a daughter and was always there when she needed someone to talk to. With her own mother living so far away, Naomi had helped fill the void she felt. She really hoped that her parent’s would come for a visit soon, if the weather permitted. It was spring since she had last seen them.
Amanda walked out into the hallway and continued down the staircase to the living room below. Upon entering the kitchen, she noticed the coffee carafe half full. She got a cup out of the top cupboard and poured the liquid to the brim. She lifted the cup to her lips taking a whiff of the rich Hawaiian brew.
She sat down in the dining room that faced the ocean laced with fog. It was the middle of March and the surf pounded roughly against the rocks sending a spray of water that spilled back onto the beach below. She loved her life here, even though it was a little lonely at times. Between the phone, texting, and the internet she was able to keep in touch with her family.
Amanda lifted the coffee cup to her lips and took a sip, stopping momentarily to view the boats just off the coast of Pacific Cove. She loved ranch life more than she ever thought she would. After all, it was all new to her. She had grown up in the city and went to the best schools. Her father had such high hopes for her when she left for the Denver Academy of Fine Design. She had graduated at the top of her class and seemed to have a bright future. That was before Jeffrey broke her heart.
Amanda thought back to the first time she set eyes on her Aunt and Uncle’s ranch. She was angry and withdrawn. She thought she would never be happy again. She had turned away from the beliefs of her parents and didn’t want anything to do with God. But then she met Peter.
A warm feeling surged through her and she smiled. Peter, the love of her life, had given her hope again and she loved him with every fiber of her being. She realized that God still loved her too and had joined her with a godly man, one who would be there no matter what trials came their way.