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Desiree is determined to hold on to her husband. She’s loved Jesse Rainwater since the day the legendary horse trainer came to work at her father’s ranch. Now, on the eve of their daughter’s wedding, Jesse hits her with a bombshell that forces Desiree to reexamine their life together.

And she isn’t going down without a fight. She hasn’t struggled all these years to lose the thing that’s most precious to her. Desiree knows they share something true and strong, even if they lost sight of it somewhere along the way. Now her toughest battle lies ahead: to prove to Jesse that theirs is a love worth fighting for.

I’ve been obsessed with books lately. Okay, let me rephrase that. I’m always obsessed with books (as a literature professor and writer it’s pretty hard not to be) but lately I’ve been even more obsessed than usual. I’m not sure what has caused this frenzy to explore authors who are brand new to me—maybe it’s that my debut novel is on the shelves NOW and I’m hoping readers will give this brand new author a chance! But whatever it is, I have to tell you. I’ve really been enjoying stepping outside my regular boundaries.

Usually, I’m a contemporary, paranormal, romantic suspense and series girl, but lately I’ve been spreading my wings. I’ve read some great new romantic suspense, some even better thrillers, and I even read—and loved—a couple historicals. And for someone who hasn’t read a historical since Julie Garwood and Jude Deveraux jumped onto the romantic suspense and women’s fiction bandwagons, that’s really saying something.

The list of new authors I’m enjoying is a really long one, but I thought I’d mention a few here. Laura Griffin’s Thread of Fear was a fabulous look into the world of a forensic artist, while P.J. Tracy’s Monkeewrench series was a ton of fun to read. Sherry Thomas’s beautiful debut novel, the historical Private Arrangements, sent chills down my spine and Anna Windsor’s Bound trilogy was an incredibly, well-done example of the paranormal genre. I enjoyed them all and can’t wait for my next trip to the bookstore to glom onto their backlists.

So, tell me, what new authors are you reading—and really enjoyng—lately? They don’t have to be new to the market, just new to you. I’d love some recommendations as my TBR pile is finally down to the bare bones.

And don’t forget to stop by tracywolff.com and enter my brand new contest for A Christmas Wedding! With the holidays fast approaching, most of us forget to take a little down time that is just for us. So in hopes of reminding you, I’ve put together a basket of essentials to help you pamper yourself—chocolate, tea, pedicure stuff and of course, a couple fabulous books from some of my favorite authors.

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