Shunned by the village for her outlaw brother’s deeds, Jesse Travers is not sorry to hear he’s been killed while robbing a bank. Strangely enough it’s Adam Donovan, the man who shot him, who brings her the news.
Traumatized by years of abuse, Jesse doubts she can trust any man—especially this Irish immigrant with his volatile temper and gunfighter’s reputation. But now she’s alone, and he’s offered to help put her bankrupt ranch back on solid footing. A profound love for her canyon home is stronger than her trepidation, and she accepts his assistance.
As they work together to improve her ranch, Jesse begins to see that Adam’s true nature is far removed from his notoriety. She feels the first stirrings of love―an emotion she’s never known before. Then, as if to tell her she is unworthy of happiness, her past rises up with a vengeance and she is left with a terrible choice: retreat to a life of solitude and shame, or trust her heart and reveal her tragic secret, in the hope that Adam is the man she believes him to be.
Deceptively simple and poetic, this heartfelt western historical romance will tug at your emotions, make you laugh, cry, and even get a little angry, as it handles difficult topics with a sensitive touch.
Meet GIFFORD MacSHANE
Gifford MacShane is the author of historical fiction that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit. Her novels feature a family of Irish immigrants who settle in the Arizona Territory. With an accessible literary style, MacShane draws out her characters’ hidden flaws and strengths as they grapple with physical and emotional conflicts.
Singing almost before she could talk, MacShane always loved folk music, whether Irish, Appalachian, or the songs of cowboys. Her love of the Old West goes back to childhood, when her father introduced her to Zane Grey. She became interested in Irish history after realizing her ancestors had lived through the Great Potato Famine. She’s combined these three interests into a series of romances, each with traditional song lyrics and a dash of Celtic mysticism.
The DONOVAN FAMILY SAGA includes WHISPERS IN THE CANYON (Book 1), THE WOODSMAN’S ROSE (Book 2), and THE WINDS OF MORNING, a prequel novella requested by her fans. RAINBOW MAN (Book 3) appears in October 2021.
MacShane is a member of the Historical Novel Society and is an #OwnVoices writer. An avid gardener, Giff cultivates pollinator plants and grows tomatoes (not enough) and zucchini (too much). A self-professed grammar nerd, Giff currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband Richard, the Pied Piper of stray cats.
Have you lost sight of who you are as an individual?
If you find yourself questioning the healthiness of your relationships and struggle to stand up for what you want, you’re not alone.
Codependent behaviors are some of the most difficult relationship patterns to identify, yet it’s rarely discussed and often considered another form of “clinginess.”
This definition ignores the feelings of guilt and shame that arise from the best of intentions — it does nothing to recognize that even the best intentions can hurt.
As you put yourself on the line for the people you love, it can be difficult to tell when the boundaries between you and them have blurred to the point of toxicity.
After all, you’re motivated by wanting the best for others, even if it means you have to put aside your own values and opinions to do so.
However, when you come to rely on outside factors for validation and a sense of identity, these “do good” habits can do more harm than good.
You may suddenly feel obligated to stay in a constricting relationship that turns you into a victim and limits your capacity for intimacy. It can feel as though you have no one to turn to because everybody relies on you.
That doesn’t mean your life has to stay that way.
Codependency may be running your life, but you are the one in the driver’s seat. In fact, you’ve already taken the first step by realizing you need to change the path you’re on.
Don Barlow knows firsthand the transformational effects of recovering from codependency and has compiled the knowledge he gained over the years so others can experience the same freedom.
In The Codependency Recovery Blueprint, here is just a fraction of what you will discover:
What codependency is and isn’t, as well as its historical background
Exercises and practices to help break the pattern of enabling otherswhile learning to assert yourself
How childhood experiences contribute to dysfunctional relationships and determine the behaviors that follow you into adulthood
The 5 patterns of codependent behavior, and how identifying them will help you understand the signs and symptoms manifesting in your life
Techniques and advice on getting over your need for control, learning to accept people for who they are
Identifying the 3 stages of codependency progression: how to begin the recovery process by reclaiming your sense of identity and self-worth
Essential self-care practices that promote self-respect and compassion, even in difficult situations
And much more.
It isn’t selfish to put yourself first — it’s time to prioritize your own life and happiness and stop ignoring your personal needs.
Listen to your instincts and take this first step on your journey to finding independence and fulfilment.
If you’re ready to put yourself first and start living life on your own terms, then scroll up and click the “Add to Cart” button right now.
Meet Don Barlow
Don Barlow is the author of several self-help books; he wishes to share his experience and gained knowledge with readers to help those with similar experiences to: •Know they are not alone, •Identify their symptoms, and •Take back control of their lives •Achieve a sense of freedom and self-worth.
Growing up with a manipulative and abusive parent, he spent many years dealing with mood swings, anxiety, panic attacks and other symptoms associated with abuse.
Recognizing his symptoms were those of gaslighting and PTSD, he began to research these topics and through years of research and conducting case studies, he was able to learn valuable strategies for coping with and healing from his trauma.
Dark Psychology: Learn How To Understand Dark Psychology and Defend Yourself From Being Manipulated By Unmasking The Dark Side of the Mind
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“… a riveting fictional story exploring the dark subject of child incestuous abuse that plagues families at all levels of society.” –Authors Reading
In public, Jim Handler is a well-respected, small-town hero, and homicide detective who solved the case of the Will’s Creek Massacre. But at home, in the shadows, Jim’s childhood demons come alive to feast upon his family in the form of sexual, physical, and mental abuse.
But his three teenage children have had enough. They have devised a plan for redemption.
Empowered by the legal system’s lack of accountability, a judge who offers a quiet and meager plea deal to save face, Jim feels enabled to do whatever he wants to his family. With no one to keep Jim in check, this cycle of sexual and physical abuse is rampant. It is up Nikki, Tyler, and Ally to end the evil that is devouring the Handler family.
Born illegitimate in north east England in 1944, John Fahey was sent to his father’s parents in western Ireland. John’s parents later married and brought back to England when he was nine, he was continually beaten and battered by his father, who called him a bastard, throughout his teenage years. Surviving on his memories of Ireland, his trust in his Catholic faith, the help of kind people and relatives, and his love of chemistry, John went through major crises, feeling lost and alone in 1960s England and Scotland, he took on challenges, fought back against despair, and struggled with his sexual identity under legal intolerance. But determined to find a better life he went to university and finally to America. This is a story of surviving against the odds.