Welcome to the Blog Tour for Captured Secrets by Carmen Peone, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
About the Book
Title: Captured Secrets
Series: Seven Tine Ranch Romance #1
Author: Carmen Peone
Publisher: Iron Stream Media
Release Date: March 7, 2023
Gender: Christian Contemporary Western Romance
“Brimming with suspense and adventure, Captured Secrets, is a love story I’ll not soon forget. An engrossing tale with all the twists and turns that make a contemporary Western so hard to put down.” Debra Whiting Alexander, award-winning author of Zetty
After her parents die in a horrific car accident, Sydney Moomaw is thrust into running their guest ranch in eastern Washington. She soon discovers that her parents were keeping secrets. Why is the ranch in serious debt? Why did her parents allow the insurance to lapse? Why didn’t they tell her about it? And where are their wills? Sydney needs to figure out a way to save the ranch she loves before her sister sells it. Photographer Trey Hardy arrives at the ranch the same day Sydney’s parents are killed. His working-vacation plans change when he decides to help Sydney save his ranch. But, his offers to help are met with resistance. Her stubbornness and independence are both maddening and alluring. Amid the tangle of finances, tensions with her sister, and her own grievance and anger, Sydney begins receiving threatening notes. They must be from her abusive ex-husband, but he’s in jail. Isn’t he? When a teenager appears at the ranch insisting she is Sydney’s daughter, Sydney finally realizes she’s going to have to start trusting people to help her. Will Trey’s plan work? Can they save her beloved ranch? Can she really have the life she’s dreamed of?
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About the Author
Carmen Peone is an award-winning author of Young Adult Adventure and Contemporary Western Romance and lives in northeast Washington state and on the Colville Confederate Indian Reservation with her husband. She had worked with a Tribal Elder, Marguerite Ensminger, for three years learning the Arrow Lakes Language and various cultural traditions, which led to her writing career. With a degree in abnormal psychology, the thought of writing never entered her mind, until she married her husband and they moved to the reservation after college. With the love of history and the western woman’s lifestyle, she weaves threads of hope, family, relationships, love, and faith into her stories. Sign up for her newsletter and receive her novella, Gentling the Cowboy for Free. Connect with Carmen by visiting carmenpeone.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.
“This can’t be right!” How could they have allowed the life insurance policy to lapse?
She slammed the letter on the desk. Was the ranch in that much debt they couldn’t pay
bill? She fished out a stack of invoices from the desk drawer, wishing her mother had
agreed to use accounting software, and organized them into piles: feed bills, vet bills,
fencing supplies. . . the stacks expanding.
Pam poked her head into the office. “How’s it going in
“Not good. At all.” The paper in her hand shook.
Pam joined her by the desk. “What’s going on?”
“Check this out.” Sydney handed her the insurance letter.
“And look at these stacks of bills. I had no idea they were so
“This isn’t like them. What do you think’s going on?”
“I don’t have a clue.”
“Does Glenda know?”
“I doubt it. She has no interest in the ranch.”
Pam gave the notice back to her. “What are you going
“Other than pray, I have no idea.”
“You know you’re going to have to tell her. Have you even
talked to her yet?”
“Not about this mess. I’m not ready to. I need to figure it out first. I have a feeling she’s
going to push to sell.” Sydney nabbed a tissue and blew her nose. “I can’t let her take
this away from me, Pam. It’s my life. It’s all I’ve got.”
(3) winners will each receive a signed (or Amazon ebook) copy of Captured Secrets (winner’s choice), a $15 Amazon gift card, and a photo greeting card related to the book and taken by the author!
Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight March 7, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on March 14, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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