Saturday, August 10, 2013


I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).

Hope and a future? How can Kate believe these words apply to her, when her plans for the inheritance she thought was hers, is claimed by an arrogant stranger with bright blue eyes and a silly grin? To keep an eye on what the stranger is doing with her family's old home place, she agrees to help him repair the deserted farmhouse and clear adjoining woodlands. But after Kate falls for the man, who will repair her broken heart when a lovely, young woman and two small children suddenly appear to help him map out plans for a new house?

For the writing of Kate's story, I drew on my experience writing and publishing short fiction and drama, and as a newspaper columnist and journalist writing about people with a fierce love for the land. While living for several years among descendants of the first settlers to our community and writing numerous stories about them, I have come to understand their love for "the old home place." Living with my husband Ken and several generations of our family on land settled by his ancestors, I have come to love it, too.

Please watch for The Mistaken Heiress by Shelba Shelton Nivens, a contemporary, inspirational romance from Harlequin/Heartsong in April, 2014.

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