Redemption's Edge

      Shirleen Davies
Redemption's Edge

Dax Pelletier is ready for a new life. The ex-Confederate general wants nothing more to do with confronting the tough truths of leadership—until her meets Rachel, the woman who’s captured his heart.Rachel Davenport possesses skills earned as a nurse in field hospitals during the Civil War—skills she’ll use to build a new life. Now, her feelings for one man threaten to change everything.“A heartwarming, passionate story of loss, forgiveness, and redemption set in the untamed frontier during the tumultuous years following the Civil War. Ms. Davies’ engaging and complex characters draw you in from the start, creating an exciting introduction to this new historical western romance series.”“Redemption’s Edge is a strong and engaging introduction to her new historical western romance series.”Dax Pelletier is ready to start a new life, far away from the one he left behind in Savannah following the South’s devastating defeat in the Civil War. The ex-Confederate general wants nothing more to do with commanding men and confronting the tough truths of leadership.Rachel Davenport possesses skills unlike those of her Boston socialite peers—skills acquired while working as a nurse in field hospitals during the Civil War. Eschewing her northeastern suitors and forever changed by the violence and death she’s seen, Rachel decides to accept her uncle’s invitation to assist him at his clinic in the wild frontier of Montana.Now a Texas Ranger, a promise made to a friend takes Dax and his brother, Luke, to the untamed territory of Montana. He’ll fulfill his oath and return to Austin.The small town of Splendor is exactly what Rachel needs after life in a large city. She’s grown to love the people as well as the majestic beauty of the sprawling frontier wilderness and embraces a new life unlike any she ever thought possible. Now, her feelings for one man threaten to change everything.Dax believes his battle days are over. However, dangers of a different kind stalk him. Confronting the vengeance of men from his past doesn’t alarm the hardened ex-soldier. The biggest threat, and the one he is least prepared to defend against, may come from Rachel, the woman who’s captured his heart.Can she break through his demons and help Dax overcome the nightmares which still haunt him? Will Dax be able to envision a future, one that includes Rachel, or will he continue to hide from his destiny?
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    Second Summer

      Shirleen Davies
Second Summer

Following a divorce, Heath MacLaren spends his nights with women who are beautiful, yet unable to provide what he seeks. His friendship with Annie sustains him.It’s been two years since Annie’s husband died. She cherishes the friendship she’s found with Heath, until he drops a bombshell that changes everything. Do they settle for what they have—or fight for it all?“In this passionate Contemporary Romance, author Shirleen Davies introduces her readers to the modern day MacLarens starting with Heath MacLaren, the head of the family.”The Chairman of both the MacLaren Cattle Co. and MacLaren Land Development, Heath MacLaren is a success professionally—his personal life is another matter.Following a divorce after a long, loveless marriage, Heath spends his time with women who are beautiful and passionate, yet unable to provide what he longs for . . .. . . Heath has never experienced love even though he witnesses it every day between his younger brother, Jace, and wife, Caroline. He wants what they have, yet spends his time with women too young to understand what drives him and too focused on themselves to be true companions.It’s been two years since Annie’s husband died, leaving her to build a new life. He was her soul mate and confidante. She has no desire to find a replacement, yet longs for male friendship.. . . Annie’s closest friend in Fire Mountain, Caroline MacLaren, is determined to see Annie come out of her shell after almost two years of mourning. A chance meeting with Heath turns into an offer to be a part of the MacLaren Foundation Board and an opportunity for a life outside her home sanctuary which has also become her prison. The platonic friendship that builds between Annie and Heath points to a future where each may rely on the other without the bonds a romance would entail.However, without consciously seeking it, each yearns for more . . .. . . The MacLaren Development Company is booming with Heath at the helm. His meetings at a partner company with the young, beautiful marketing director, who makes no secret of her desire for him, are a temptation. But is she the type of woman he truly wants?. . . Annie’s acceptance of the deep, yet passionless, friendship with Heath sustains her, lulling her to believe it is all she needs. At least until Heath drops a bombshell, forcing Annie to realize that what she took for friendship is actually a deep, lasting love. One she doesn’t want to lose. Each must decide to settle—or fight for it all.
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