Hello friends and readers. I hope you have a blessed Easter celebration surrounded by family, friends, the Lord’s presence, and great food! Spring is here and I’m anxious to get out in my garden and plant flowers and veggies. Before you know it, summer will be here and then I’ll want to swim as much as possible. That is, when I’m not writing or reading books.
I’m excited to share my newest release with you, The Legend of Lollipop, Book 20 from the ‘Whispers in Wyoming’ series. The book can easily be read as a stand-alone. If you love a good horse story and sweet, inspirational romance with a Christian theme of winning, this book is for you. Here’s a look at the beautiful cover.
Here’s the blurb–:
Anastasia isn’t the least bit interested in a romance with Jed when her sister’s job placement agency sends her to work as a temp at The Sweetwater Ranch bakery. She finally has a chance to make one of her dreams come true by doing a great job managing the bakery. Maybe she’ll even get to ride the horses on the Wyoming ranch in her leisure time, or catch a glimpse of the wild horses she longs to own.
Jed’s laid back, fun-loving personality hasn’t helped him find a woman to settle down with, but he’s perfectly content working as a wrangler at The Sweetwater. However, he can’t deny the attraction he has for the new bakery manager when he meets Anastasia.
Landon, a prominent, esteemed horse trainer with notable success in quarter horse racing, arrives at The Sweetwater for one purpose only. A legendary horse and her three-year-old filly have been spotted there in recent weeks. He’s determined to capture the renowned horses. He finds himself distracted when Jed and Anastasia introduce him to her sister, Trisha, owner of a job placement service who takes her career as seriously as he does his own.
Will this matchmaking couple, Jed and Anastasia, fall in love? And what of the legendary horses? Will they become the crowning glory of Landon’s extensive collection? Get your copy of this stand-alone Contemporary Christian Western Romance today! Clean, sweet, and romantic, don’t miss this inspirational adventure.
Some tips to make this story a more enjoyable read for you–:
A) In addition to the main characters of Jed and Anastasia, the character of Landon Callahan in this story was loosely inspired by prominent American horse trainer, Wayne Lukas. Wayne has raced and trained both quarter horses and thoroughbreds. If you watch the Kentucky Derby coming up on May 4th, might even hear his name.
B) In my research, I discovered there is a Triple Crown trio of horse races for not only thoroughbreds which race at the Derby here in Kentucky at Churchill Downs, but also for quarter horse racing. These races take place at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico.
Thoroughbreds, which originated in England, are ideal for long distance racing of about 1 and 1/4 miles. They are generally taller than quarter horses. Quarter horses are stockier, shorter, and strong. They are ideal horses for sprinting. They can sprint 440 yards in about twenty seconds.
For the purpose of this story, I made up some fictional racing tracks and races, including a track in Cheyenne, and some characters to go along with this.
C) You’ll also meet Trisha Halston in this story. She owns Halston Staffing and was inspired by the many years in which I worked in the job placement and human resources industry.
D) There are many characters in this story, but you’ll also meet one named Riley. If you watch this Britt Nicole video called “Pave,” my inspiration for Riley is the little girl in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU71JOa_810
I hope you love this story and enjoy horses as much as I do. I spent part of my childhood growing up on a farm where we had horses, a cow named Daisy, and chickens. Have you ever been to Wyoming or Yellowstone where the setting of this story is? Tell me how your Easter was, or perhaps you have a horse or farm story to share with us. Or, maybe you have a favorite dessert to share. Thank you so much for stopping by. Here’s the link to the book. Enjoy!
Lisa M. Prysock is an award-winning, bestselling, Christian and inspirational author of 17 novels. She and her husband of more than 20 years reside in Kentucky. They have five children, grown.
She writes in the genres of both Historical Christian Romance and Contemporary Christian Romance, including a multi-author Western Christian Romance series, “Whispers in Wyoming.” She is also the author of a devotional. Lisa enjoys sharing her faith in Jesus through her writing.
She has many interests, but a few of these include gardening, cooking, drawing, sewing, crochet, cross stitch, reading, swimming, biking, and walking. She loves dollhouses, cats, horses, butterflies, hats, boots, flip-flops, espadrilles, chocolate, coffee, tea, chocolate, the colors peach and purple, and everything old-fashioned.
She adopted the slogan of “The Old-Fashioned Everything Girl” because of her love for classic, traditional, and old-fashioned everything. When she isn’t writing, she can sometimes be found teaching herself piano and violin, but finds the process “a bit slow and painful.” Lisa enjoys working with the children and youth in her local church creating human videos and plays or programs incorporating her love for inspirational dance. A few of her favorite authors include Jane Austen, Lucy Maude Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. You’ll find “food, fashion, fun, and faith” in her novels. Sometimes she includes her own illustrations.
She continues the joy and adventure of her writing journey as a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and LCW (Louisville Christian Writers). Lisa’s books are clean and wholesome, inspirational, romantic, and family oriented. She gives a generous portion of the proceeds to missions.
Discover more about this author at www.LisaPrysock.com where you’ll find free recipes, devotionals, author video interviews, book trailers, giveaways, blog posts, and much more, including an invitation to sign up for her free newsletter.
Links to Connect with Lisa:
https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00J6MBC64 (Find all of Lisa’s books on Amazon at this link)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/500592113747995/ (Lisa’s Facebook reader & friends group)