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THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY OF THE NOVICE RANCH HAND by JUNE FOSTER
4/9/2024 1:10:00 AM BY Patti Shene

FEATURED BOOK:  The Story Behind the Story of The Novice Ranch Hand

AUTHOR:  June Foster

PUBLISHER:  Winged Publications

GENRE:  Contemporary Romance

SERIES OR STAND ALONE:  Series, book #1

TARGET AGE:  20-90

 

 

 

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WELCOME AUTHOR JUNE FOSTER BACK TO PATTI’S PORCH. JUNE SHARES THE INSPIRATION BEHIND HER LATEST NOVEL.

 

 

 

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY OF THE NOVICE RANCH HAND

 

 

 

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June Foster

 

 

 

As I wrote The Novice Ranch Hand, I enjoyed a sentimental journey into the past. The idea for this story, which takes place on a sheep ranch, was inspired by my life as a young child.

 

My father was heir to a large sheep ranch in west Texas. So, after my parents married, they made the ranch their home. My father raised sheep and sold the wool to the local coop in his town. For years, the business was profitable. Later, however, the foreign wool markets made sheep ranching less lucrative.

 

 

 

In my early years, I have memories of playing with my cousins, riding horses, and exploring the bunk house which was empty at that time.

 

 

 

One recollection I'll never forget is going swimming in the water storage tank behind the house. My father loved to don his swimsuit and take me with him to splash around in the rock structure. The tank was filled with rainwater and not used for much of anything else at the time.

 

 

 

My grandmother lived in a larger house on the ranch property. I always loved going to the big house for a visit. Often, she would fix a delicious Sunday lunch after church.

 

 

 

Unfortunately, my parents divorced when I was six so my experience of living on a ranch didn't last long. Nevertheless, my childhood recollections were a valuable inspiration and starting point for writing The Novice Ranch Hand.

 

 

 

Blurb for The Novice Ranch Hand:

Peyton Langley must escape the haunting memories of the past. He can no longer dwell on what he left behind in the jungles of Peru. Seeking a new life, Peyton answers an ad in the Texas Rancher's Journal for a job at the prominent Ford Sheep Ranch in Central Texas. Only problem, he knows nothing about ranching.

Erika Ford runs the Ford family sheep ranch in the hill country of Central Texas along with her father and two brothers. She wants to keep the legacy of the ranch alive when her father retires and her brothers move on. When a new ranch hand shows up, she pulls a gun on him believing him to be an intruder.

Can Erika prove to her father that she's capable of managing the sprawling sheep ranch which has been in the Ford family for four generations? Will Peyton find a new beginning in the springs, stony hills, and steep canyons of Central Texas.  

 

 

 

An award-winning author, June Foster is a retired teacher with a BA in Education and a MA in counseling. June began writing Christian romance in 2010 as she and her husband traveled the US in their RV. Her adventures provide a rich source of information for her novels. She brags about visiting a location before it becomes the setting in her next book.

To date, June has written over thirty contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels and novellas. June uses her training in counseling and her Christian beliefs in creating characters who encounter real-life difficulties yet live victorious lives. She's published with Winged Publications.

June is active in her church and her ladies' fellowship group. She enjoys writing devotionals as well as fiction. She frequently attends writers' conferences such as Blue Lake Writers' Conference and Florida Christian Writers Conference.

Her novel, The Inn at Cranberry Cove, won the 2021 Selah award for Romantic Suspense. It is available on Amazon in paperback, hardback, and eBook format. In 2023, June won the Ames Award for her book Christmas at Cranberry Cove, book three in the same series.

Visit June at her website to see a complete list of her books.

 

 

 

 

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