Blanca Islas is city-girl from Chicago who’s tired of healthcare politics and men who refuse to look her in the eye. Sure there is more to life than work and men, she finds a job working as a Nurse Practitioner in central Idaho, thinking the small town of Crouch is just the sanctuary she needs.
What Blanca doesn’t factor in, however, is the ramifications of being the only health care provider in the heart of redneck country. It takes endless hours of work to care for an entire community, and violence and natural disasters put her independence as a doctoral level nurse practitioner to the test.
Forest Longbow, a sexy and mysterious neighbor, tests Blanca’s resolve to stay clear of men and focus on her career. An Apache smoke-jumper, who fights forest fires through the summer, Forest is nothing like the men Blanca left behind in Chicago. His strange but effective ways of speaking to Blanca’s soul will leave her breathless and hoping for an early Fall.
I was raised in central Idaho, never knowing what a privilege it was to have grown up there until after I moved away to attend college. Since the age of fifteen I wanted to be a Physical Therapist. Nursing school was an unexpected detour on the way to P.T. school but the experience from both degrees over the past twenty years has served me well.
Now that I’m grown with a family of my own, I know the value of the rural life I lived as a child. My dreams have changed with growing up and my love of nature has inspired me to write. My new dream is to pass along stories that will bring the mysteries of nature to life. If I can teach my own children to respect the wonders of our planet I will have served them well.