ebook release (see below for contest information)
Oklahoma Rancher Belle Jamison’s world topples when her best friend announces that Burke Benning, their former classmate and an NFL superstar running back, is coming to their fifteenth class reunion to act as Master of Ceremonies. Twelve years earlier the handsome athlete broke Belle’s heart by deserting her minutes before their wedding ceremony.
Burke’s retirement from professional football brings him home to Haskell for good. While his new career in life is uncertain, he knows he must deal with his hurtful actions toward Belle. A mountain of unspoken words looms between them and only the grace and peace of God can help them overcome.
Seeing Burke stirs the love and pain Belle still has hidden in her heart. As they rebuild their friendship and rekindle a lost love, Belle must choose to forget and trust him once more.
Will their desire for love overcome the devastation of the past? This time, will their love last?
About the Author:
With the help and cheering of writing friends Rachel met through American Christian Fiction Writers where she served as President and now as an Advisor, her first book was published in 2004, the same year she left the corporate world to write full time. Since then she’s become an award winning, best selling author of twelve novels with more to come. It’s her desire for readers to find hope and escape in her stories, and inhale a bit of the fragrance of Jesus’s love.
A Note from the Author:
Long before the Kindle, the Nook, or the Sony reader. Long before the iPad was a spark in Steve Job’s eye, I sold an e-book. I’d written this rancher girl story for Heartsong but they had a book very similar coming out by Kathleen Y’barbo (don’t think I’ve let her forget it) so they turned me down.
Writer’s-Exchange was leading the way in those days in epublishing, a small venue from Australia, my second favorite country, so I sold them Belle and Burke’s story.
With the advent of e-readers, this story is finding a new audience and I thought I’d share it with you. As the used cars sales men say, “It’s priced to sell!”
Leave a comment on this blog (What’s New in Christian Fiction) and I’ll draw a name to win a copy of Softly and Tenderly, my book with Sara Evans, and a $10 Amazon gift certificate.
Here’s what a reader said about This Time:
This story made me feel hope, that all wrongs can be righted and that something you believe is gone forever can come back to you. Belle and Burke are great characters.I recommend this book. — One of my favorite Rachel Hauck books