Monday, January 23, 2017

Wildflower Ranch Series by Tina Dee ends January 30th

Please welcome Tina Dee to my blog! I'm so excited to have her here this week. Tina is graciously giving away a copy of both of her short stories and choice copy of one of my books. Be sure to read on down to see how to enter.

                                                            A Different Path

Have you ever stood on the threshold of a dream-come-true, but the ‘dream’ turned out to be something other than what you’d expected? Maybe it turned out to be much more work than you’d thought. After all, dreams don’t just drop into our laps, do they?

Well, they did for the hero of Wildflower Ranch, Dan Richards. After being dumped by his fiancĂ©e, Dan is offered the ranch of his dreams from his terminally ill uncle for a price he can’t refuse. Dan jumps at the chance to get away from the pain and embarrassment of being jilted by pouring himself into a ranch he has loved since childhood. But, when he arrives at the ranch it’s not what he had hoped or remembered. The ranch is in shambles.

To top that off, the foreman Dan hired is not what he’d expected either.

But that’s how life is, isn’t it? Unexpected surprises that come with the worst timing.

What can we do when we think we’ve received something wonderful, only to find it comes weighted heavily with challenges we weren’t expecting?

Dan has no money, but he finds he still has options because God always makes a way for the impossible to happen. So often, His plans do not go the way we had hoped, but they turn out to be better than we could have imagined if we stay open to change.

In Wildflower Ranch, my short story contemporary romance series, Dan finds this out. He stands at the doorway of his dreams, met with disappointment and an unexpected difference in the person he hired to be his right-hand man. But Dan opens his heart to whatever God has for him, and the things that were unexpected actually turn out to be by God’s design.

Has that ever been true for you? The path to your dreams became an unexpected journey, which you later found to be exactly what God had intended all along?

God knows and cares about our struggles, about the twists and turns in our paths. We can trust His ways.

Writing turned out to be that way for me. I’m living the dream. But it’s not the dream I thought it would be. It’s a lot of hard work, a lot of learning. In fact, it’s a lot of things I didn’t expect it would be. I remember thinking I’d write books and they’d be published and I’d be able to sit back and enjoy my coffee, basking in…in what? There’s a lot of work involved in publishing, whether you’re published by a traditional publisher or Indie published. There’s far more marketing I’m doing than I’d ever thought I’d have to learn, and then do! But it’s also more rewarding than I’d ever expected. I love the dream and all the work and that makes it a labor of love. In fact, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love to write. Yes, it is a lot of work, but it’s incredibly rewarding. I know it’s a path God is leading me along.

And I wouldn’t change that part of the dream for anything.

Thank you for stopping by Debbie’s blog to visit with me today. Please leave a comment about your dreams and the unexpected journeys to them.

I’m giving away an ebook copy of Wildflower Ranch and Wrangled Into Love, which are books one and two from my Short Stories from Wildflower Ranch series, as well as a copy of one of Debbie’s fabulous books.

When you leave a comment about your dreams or unexpected journey you’ll be entered for a chance to win! Don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win. The winner of all three books will be announced January 30, 2017. U.S. only, void where prohibited.


Tina Dee is the author of both contemporary and historical sweet romances. Her stories are written with a good dose of humor and with characters who are flawed but lovable. She writes both Christian and clean-read stories. Living in Southern California with her family, she misses having four seasons, but still manages to write almost daily with her faithful writing companion, Molly-the-mutt, snoozing nearby in grandma’s old rocking chair. Molly could care less about what Tina writes, and more about when the next kibble drop will hit her food bowl. Some little writing partner she turned out to be…

Amazon links:

Wildflower Ranch

Wrangled Into Love

Wildflower Ranch

Charlene and Dan aren’t what the other expected. And, the ranch is anything but a ranch at this point. Will they let disappointment ruin their lives, or can they find a way to make their dreams come true? Will Charlene let herself fall for Dan, or will he reject her for being something other than what he had expected?

Wrangled Into Love

Jacob Steele's dream of becoming a large animal vet is finally coming true and nothing will stop him from getting to the university—but that was before that crazy girl recklessly staggered her way into his life.

Romance is dead to Megan Kelly. That's a problem for her, since her publisher is eagerly awaiting her next New York Times bestselling romance. It's due in days—but she hasn't even started. Ever since Mr. Wrong asked for the ring back, she can't write a word to save her life, let alone her career. Now, to make matters worse, Jake Steele—fake cowboy extraordinaire—is far too charming for his own good and has managed to distract her from writing.

Will Jake put his lifelong dream on the line for a romance writer who doesn't believe in romance?

Where differences and romance wrangle, can love bloom once again on Wildflower Ranch?

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  1. My life definitely has been an unexpected ride. I never thought I'd have a gaggle of children in tow and be at home most of the time. But, truly, this is where I should be and it took me a long time to figure that out.

  2. I always wanted to be a missionary. Was heading that way in my early twenties when I was told I was too immature. Then went to a Bible and missionary school in my thirties, but ended up marrying. Now I am 75 and I have a mission field at home with Online Bible studies and a group of women from around the world that I lead in a Facebook group. It is never too late to have dreams answered.

  3. I always wanted to be a missionary. Was heading that way in my early twenties when I was told I was too immature. Then went to a Bible and missionary school in my thirties, but ended up marrying. Now I am 75 and I have a mission field at home with Online Bible studies and a group of women from around the world that I lead in a Facebook group. It is never too late to have dreams answered.

  4. My husband and I thought one time that we would be missionaries until my health failed me. Love missionaries.

  5. Fun interview with an author I have not read yet. My biggest dream was to homeschool my children, and I did homeschool all 6 children - the last 3 were completely homeschooled. I started in 1991, and finished with the last one in 2015. Of course the bigger dream is that they will love Jesus and follow Him, which we are seeing come true. We support and love many missionaries. lelandandbecky at reagan dot com

  6. Great interview. I wanted to be an archeologist when I was little, then a secretary and wife. Well I was a secretary for two summers before I got married and then the adventure began. My husband was in the service so we saw Florida, Virginia and then Guam. We had four children. I homeschooled them all, the last two completely. First two after 3rd and 6th grades. My husband became a minister and went on to get two masters degrees and. Doctorate. I worked full time for 20 years. We just retired and I have more time to read! paulams49(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  7. My unexpected journey happened when I joined the Army at 19 and went from a crybaby to a strong adult. I learned so much about myself. What I could do if I put my mind to it and worked through the pain and difficulties of training. princessdebbie1_2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

  8. I have been a wife for 48 years, a mother for 45 years, a farmer for29 years, a librarian for 22 1/2 years, and a Sunday School teacher for 43 years but being a grandmother eluded me until almost 3 years ago. I never thought that I would have that title but it finally happened and it has been wonderful!
    Thanks for this giveaway.

  9. Unexpected bumps thwarted my dreams, but that is ok. I'm blessed to review books that I love reading. Blessings

  10. God's timing has been perfect instead of what I had thought would be my life. I obtained a MS in counseling as a non-traditional student and God meet financial needs in ways I could never of imagine where I was debt free from student bills. So thankful our dreams will be fulfilled in the best ways when we totally wait upon God.