It's been a few years since I wrote a Whitcomb Springs story. It's one of those series I cherish, but gets an installment only when I have time between other projects, or when I feel a strong need to visit the beautiful mountain town and its people.
This new collection includes a brand new novelette, "Whisper Ridge," along with three previous tales.
If you're new to Whitcomb Springs, you'll have some catching up to do! There are now ten short works in the series, and each one makes me want to pack up and head back to the nineteenth-century. Of course, immersing oneself in the stories is far easier.
It all began with Daniel and Evelyn Whitcomb, whose dream of a grand adventure in the Rocky Mountains became an unforgettable journey of love and perseverance in the face of loss. The war gave much to some, but for most, defending home, honor, and belief that the country could become a better place came with great sacrifice. Many remained and rebuilt while others were determined to forge a new life far away from the memories. The extraordinary resilience and faith of all those who found a way toward redemption and second chances should be remembered and honored. Monuments may crumble, statues may be needlessly destroyed, and reputations may be unkindly tarnished, but words of unwavering truth, acceptance, and forgiveness will survive. These imperfect characters face real-life heartaches and hardships, and like real life, they struggle with choices made during their worst moments. Those who are honest of heart and spirit, even if they lose their way for a time, deserve to be remembered for the good they have, can, and will do in the world.
156 years later, we can still learn from their resilience. This is a series of hope, love, promises, and overcoming odds. Join us in laughter, tears, and joy as we experience the journeys, adventures, and sweet romances of Whitcomb Springs.
Be well, be kind, and enjoy! ~ MK
High in a mountain valley, a place for those who have loved and lost becomes a home for those who wish to hope and dream.
Set in post-Civil War Montana Territory, in the town of Whitcomb Springs, is a community of strong men and women who have worked to overcome individual struggles faced during and after the war. Amongst the majestic mountains, clear-water lakes, and hand-hewn homes, you will meet widows, heroes, mountain men, and others who seek a place of peace and renewal.
Meet a brave group of settlers whose stories and adventures celebrate the rich life of the American West with their tales of adventure, courage, mercy, tender romance, and hope for a good tomorrow.
As a bonus, five readers have been randomly chosen from among my blog and newsletter subscribers to receive a copy of Hopes & Dreams in Whitcomb Springs! All winners have been contacted.
Clara R. - Glendale, KY
Jennifer H. - Idaho Falls, ID
Anne W. - Knoxville, TN
Donna R. - Newburgh, NY
Nadine B. - Citrus Heights, CA