Sadie: Thank you for inviting me!
Devika: Sadie, I’m curious to find out more about you. What do you do for a living?
Sadie: I used to be a reporter in Austin, but now I own and manage my family’s horse ranch in Hustonville, Kentucky.
Devika: Interesting. What about your family background?
Sadie: Like I said, my family always owned the ranch. Unfortunately, I lost both of my parents years ago. My mama to an unfortunate accident, and Daddy got cancer.
Devika: I see. So how did you meet Matt?
Sadie: (Struggles to hide a smile.) Matthew was a surprise. He showed up at my ranch, asking me to sell it. Of course I refused, but I couldn’t help babbling like a loon. And he had Yankee written all over him, so I thought he didn’t stand a chance in that kind of environment. Boy, was I wrong! Well, for the most part.
Devika: Wow. That sure makes for an interesting story. How did you know he’s the one?
Sadie: He sure is handsome. What woman in her right mind would deny that? But, he’s strong, incredibly generous and protective. (Mutters a curse under her breath.) He’s a fine kisser! Still, I think I fought what I was feeling for a while. I don’t trust men as a rule.
Devika: Would you say there was a decisive moment in your life that made you who you are today?
Sadie: Sadly, it was probably the moment I realized I was truly on my own, after both my mom and dad were gone. Other moments shaped me, of course, but it was then that I found out the truth. And I realized how much all of this was worth fighting for, and why it was such a struggle for my parents.
Devika: Let’s talk about your dreams and goals in life.
Sadie: I will do everything in my power to keep my family’s ranch going. Beyond that? I guess it wouldn’t be too bad to get married and have a few children. I gave up that dream long ago, but there’s a certain someone who has made me rethink that decision.
Devika: Okay. And what is your greatest fear?
Sadie: My greatest fear is never seeing Matt again. In the dark place I’m in, I am not certain I will.
Devika: Tell me, if you could have anything in the world, what would you wish for?
Sadie: I want to make a life with Matthew Reed, at least if he’ll have me.
Devika: I’d love to talk some more, but unfortunately our time is up. Thanks so much for stopping by. I can’t wait to see what adventures you’ll have in store for us in the future. *waves*
About the Book
Blurb for Directions of the Heart:
Embark on a remarkable journey of drama, romance, and passion...
In all of these amazing stories, there's one burning question...is love worth the risk?
Reece and Jenna are two childhood friends separated by time and distance. Can they find a way to heal their bond, or perhaps forge a new one?
Spurred by her friend’s close call, Victoria decides to take a risk and prove the lifestyle she led was her downfall. But as Tory sinks deeper into the tumultuous abyss of desire with the mysterious Rick, can she climb back out before it’s too late? Or does she even want to?
Struggling to run her family’s farm on her own, Sadie takes on a hired hand, Matt. As they grow closer, so does the danger. Someone wants her legacy. Can they combat this new threat, as well as the demons of the past, before Sadie loses everything, including her life?
A Touch of Dawn
Caitlyn thought she’d be in the dark forever. But with the light came Jack, the police consultant who found her. Can they take a journey of healing together, or will Caitlyn retreat into the darkness of her mind, where she lived for so long?
(CONTENT WARNING: With an abuse awareness theme in this collection, there may be triggers here for past trauma sufferers. However, HEAs are guaranteed.)
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About the Author
Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats. She has been writing for a little over twenty-five years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 22 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, dramatic fiction, literary fiction and poetry. She has also contributed to several multi-author anthologies. Her current series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Magick Series, The Blood at First Sight Series and The Code of Endhivar Series.
Amazon author page: Author.to/MarieLavender