Rock Creek Ranch, Paradise Valley, Montana
Whether working cattle ranch, or the dude ranch side of the business, the Rankin and Parker families are firmly rooted into their Montana ranching way of life. It's not easy. Relationships get in the way. Egos sometimes, too. But at the very core of their existence is home, family, and love.
Noah Parker's romance story is not unlike the rest of the family—it just took him longer to find the love of his life. Pushing sixty years old, he'd wandered for a good bit of his life, working ranches from Arizona to Alberta—but the time came for him to head back home to Paradise Valley, and when he did, he found Connie MacKay.
Falling in love with her wasn't easy. Telling her about his past was harder--until he figured out a way. He began sending her old-fashioned love letters.
Leaving Noah is book 8 in my Parker Ranches, Inc., series. I hope you enjoy reading Noah and Connie's story.
Leaving Noah is a heartwarming tale of love, loss, second chances, and the power of the written word.
When a rodeo accident leaves Rock Creek Ranch shorthanded, Connie MacKay travels from South Dakota to Montana to visit her daughter and help with the neighboring ranch’s cattle roundup. Raised on a ranch and comfortable in the saddle, she is determined to help.
After decades of working ranches throughout the northwest, Noah Parker heads home to Rock Creek to stay—maybe. That all depends on the reception he gets from family. When he arrives, the last person he expects to see there is Connie.
Several months earlier at Sarah MacKay’s wedding, Noah and Connie shared a clandestine night together. Neither have seen nor spoken to the other since.
It’s been a little over a year since Connie’s husband’s death, and no matter how attracted she is to the rough stock cowboy, she can’t let herself get swept away by Noah’s charm and old-fashioned cowboy ethics. Figuring out the next chapter of her life is her priority—and one she must do alone.
Noah has baggage of his own he’s not sure he can get past, let alone heap on top of hers. He has known love, and lost love, and doesn’t want to live out the rest of his days alone. He loves her, but following Connie to South Dakota is not the answer, so he tries another tack—old fashioned love letters designed to share his story, and perhaps woo her heart.