Ellen Williams runs for the Outback to escape her disintegrating life, only to run into a whole new set of problems wrapped around Alexander McKenzie
Ellen Williams needs to disappear. Her bright career as an international jockey is washed away as she’s implicated in a horse doping scam—one of the worst crimes in the racing world. Humiliated, alone, and on the run, she answers a job advertisement in a place that’s far from her working life. The job, however, is everything that Ellen isn’t—cook and housekeeper on one of the largest Cattle Stations in Australia.
Alexander McKenzie is a desperate man. His top hand will quit if he doesn’t find a suitable housekeeper and cook. However, Alexander knows he’s made a mistake hiring Ellen—she’s going to be like the last four young women he fired—suffering through the trials of the Outback to hunt a wealthy husband and the last thing Alexander needs is a wife.
Ellen knows from experience that men are nothing but liars, and trouble—they destroy careers—and hearts. She’ll not let the likes of Alexander McKenzie beat her, after all how hard can managing a house and kitchen be?
Amid the lies and secrets that come with cattle rustlers and racehorses, Ellen must find her place in a new world. But when Ellen’s past catches up with her, Alexander’s intervention will either bring their lives together or explode them apart!
Just to let you know that I will be at the Oakbank Easter Races, this Saturday (31st March) signing copies of Racing Dream, the first book of the Racing Series. I will be in the general area behind the Member's Grandstand - hope to see you there :)
The first book in the Racing series Racing Dream is now available on Amazon
A PERSONAL DREAM, A PASSIONATE LOVE, AND A STACK OF SECRETS LEADS TO DISASTER
Annabel Martin dreams of winning a Melbourne Cup—the highest honor for any jockey in Australia. When a top trainer offers her a ride on the stallion, Reckless Night, Annabel hesitates only because her friend, James McKenzie is the usual jockey. But not only is James’s leg broken, but the trainer offers her a sweetener: if she wins the race, she can ride the horse through the Spring Campaign and on to the Melbourne Cup. Chasing her dreams earns Annabel an enemy in Damon Black—the man second to James, and the jockey who should have been in line to ride Reckless Night.
As Annabel begins her new job, a shady trainer drags Annabel’s father into the middle of a horse swapping scam. Because of her connection to both horses, Annabel is implicated—just as Damon Black begins to become dangerous, and just as she and James become more than friends. A fire at the stables sends James to the hospital, where Annabel’s possible involvement in the scheme is laid out in front of him. Not only was his dream of the Melbourne Cup snatched from him, but the woman he loves may not be who she says she is.
As Annabel’s world implodes, she faces her father’s shady connections, a possible riding ban, and losing the man she loves. But Annabel’s a woman who has survived as a top jockey in a man’s world, and she has no intention of letting her dreams be lost—no matter how high the bets are against her.
Catching up again with RITA Award Finalists – Nikoo + Jim McGoldrick – supporting their entry - "Taming the Highlander" by May McGoldrick
Really great to catch up with Michael again, we first met at the RWA New York conference, then again last year when he came to the RWA Australia conference in Adelaide and now again in Orlando :)
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