BOOK ONE IN THE SERIES
The Paragraph Ranch
Every writer knows you can’t go home again. But that’s just what is required of West Texas expatriate Dee Bennett-Kaufmann when her mother is badly injured in a mysterious car accident.
Single-again “Dr. Dee” has never been on the "A-team" in her trendy East Coast MFA program. When a prestigious summer fellowship gives her the chance to finally finish her book, salvage her career, and spend some quality time with her college-age daughter, Dee’s certain her luck is about to change. Returning to care for her irascible, widowed mother threatens all of that.
With so much at stake, Dee engineers a series of unorthodox strategies and creative tradeoffs to keep her options in play—and despite herself finds friendship, love, and the power of words in the unlikeliest of places.
BOOK TWO IN THE SERIES
A Wedding at the Paragraph Ranch
Can she piece together a dream on a shoestring?As new owner of the falling-apart family homestead in West Texas, Dee Bennett is wrangling ways to earn a living, mend fences with farm and family, and manifest her dreams as a writer—all while nurturing the budding relationship with her beau, outdoorsy photographer Max Miller. But when a drop-dead-gorgeous, high-powered handler for a candidate in a key statewide election blows into Claxton, rivalries bigger than politics and football develop. With stakes running high on the campaign trail, as well as in publishing dreams and love lives, a Bennett family wedding must be attended to. And Dr. Dee, with the assistance of her motley writing-group protégés, must search her soul and fend off a host of challenges to live the life she just might learn to love.
BOOK THREE IN THE SERIES
Home at the Paragraph Ranch
The third book in this popular series is waiting in the wings!
BONUS BOOK INTHE SERIES
Give a Cup of Water
The citizens of Ryder, Texas, are justifiably possessed with a healthy thirst — on the dusty plains of West Texas, they're in the midst of a seven-year drought when the town finally votes to go wet. The opposition faction, and its leader, Miss Jessica Cater, manage to shut down the promotion beer-store owner Buck Turlock has cooked up just in time for the Fourth of July celebration. But will Buck's schemes lead Miss Jessie to rethink her position?
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The Wolf Hunt: A Tale of the Texas Badlands
In the desolate Croton Breaks of West Texas a spectral creature with a six-inch pawprint has spooked livestock of late. When British-born cattle baron Basil Wolverton is found dead outside his own ranch gate, cowhands and nesters whisper of an ancestral curse, the dire wolf of legend. Sir Basil's executor calls in detective Derrick Miles and his assistant Dr. Frank Hooper to deduce whether there's been a crime committed ... or some diabolical force at work. Transporting the Sherlock Holmes classic The Hound of the Baskervilles to the American West circa 1891, The Wolf Hunt reimagines Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's thrilling tale with a Texas twist on a murderous beast, a fugitive outlaw, greed and grit, affairs of the heart, and a landscape yet untamed.
The Ferries of North Carolina
by Barbara Brannon
Part travel journal, part travel guide, The Ferries of North Carolina is the first comprehensive guide to all the state's passenger and vehicle ferries--public and private--covering waterways from Cape Fear to Currituck Sound. Each of the state's 17 coastal and river routes is described in detail, including directions to landings, schedule and fare information, a guide to shore facilities and nearby attractions, and interviews, anecdotes, and observations based on years of firsthand experience.
The Rim to Rim Road: Will Hamblen and the Crossing of Texas’ Palo Duro Canyon
by E. Hamblen (Author), Vicki Hamblen (Introduction)
William Henry Hamblen was a man with a dream. He was a pioneer with a purpose, a trail blazer, a man of action and persistence. With no formal training in road building, at a time when resources and funds were slim, he left a monument to his dream: an automobile road across America's second largest canyon, connecting remote communities, boosting trade, and opening the way for the Texas state highway to come. In 1969, his daughter-in-law Eutha set out to tell the story of this remarkable man, his life and times in the Texas Panhandle, and the family he raised there in the small town of Wayside, in Armstrong County. She published Will's story as Rim to Rim, a slim, illustrated book that went into a second printing and eventually out of print. Today yet another Hamblen descendant has brought this important chapter of Texas history back, amplified with never-before-published photographs, an index, and a new hsitorical introduction. A new generation will appreciate the adventures and acquaintances of this Panhandle pioneer as they traverse Texas State Highway 207 across Palo Duro Canyon, widely known as one of the most scenic drives in the Lone Star State.brief description of this person’s role and responsibilities, or add a short bio.
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