Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Ann Roth: The Rancher She Loved

The Rancher She Loved, book #4 of my Saddlers Prairie miniseries, is out this month. There will be one more novel (A Rancher’s Christmas), out in October, before I begin a new miniseries set in the new fictitious town of Prosperity, Montana.

Back to the current miniseries. If you’ve read any of the previous three books (Rancher Daddy, Montana Doctor, Her Rancher Hero), you know that Saddlers Prairie is a small town filled with quirky and nosy but well-meaning folks. The Rancher She Loved introduces you to a few more.

Bear with me while I veer off a bit. Do you know the difference between a puzzle and a mystery? I didn’t until I read an article by Malcolm Gladwell in the New Yorker magazine. With a puzzle there is missing data which, once found, reveals all. With a mystery, on the other hand, all the information needed to solve it is available. It just hasn't been looked at properly. Good to know, right?

Both puzzles and mysteries interest me, and I especially enjoy puzzles. In The Rancher She Loved an unexpected puzzle propels Sarah Tigarden on a search for her roots. Because this is a romance, of course she finds love along the way.

Clay Hollyer is a hunky former rodeo superstar whose career has abruptly ended. With grit and determination, he is making a new life for himself.

I’ll bet you’re dying to know how Sarah’s search for her roots causes her to cross paths with Clay. To find out, you’ll have to read the book. LOL.

Here’s a question I hope you’ll help me with. Because I love to cook and often try the recipes I find in books I read, I also share my favorite recipes with my readers. Do you ever try the recipes you find in books? If not, do you think you might sometime? Or do you totally ignore them?  Share your thoughts on this. Leave a comment for a chance to win an autographed copy of The Rancher She Loved.

Thanks for letting me visit today. And happy reading!

Ann Roth

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***Ann's winner is Naomi Baltuck!  Naomi, please email with your mailing address!***


naomibaltuck said...

Hi Ann,

Great post, and it sounds like a really good book.

For me to try out a recipe from a book, it has to be tempting, quick and easy. Is there any chance your publisher would print up the recipe on the last page of the book, so your readers could just tear out the page and put it in their recipe folder? I have some favorite newspaper recipes that I use again and again, because I didn't have to copy them down--I just tore out the page and tucked it in my recipe folder where it's easy to find and use.

I wish you great success with your writing!

Laurie G said...

I love to try new recipes. Recipes in books is a nice treat!

I have tried Susan Wigg's Big Sky Bakery recipes in her Lakeshore Chronicles series. I have tried Ann Pearlman's English Toffee recipe in The Christmas Cookie Club. I want to try some of Louisa Edward's recipes.
I have tried several od Debbie Macomber's recipes located on her website too. Susan Mallery yes!!

girlygirlhoosier52 said...

I'm another receipe nut... Love finding them in books!

Ann Roth said...

Great idea, Naomi! I'll pass it along, but unless the cost is extremely low, it probably won't happen. Thanks for visiting.

Ann Roth said...

Good to know, Laurie G! Thanks for visiting.

Ann Roth said...

girlygirl- Glad you know that you love recipes, too. :-)

Pat Cochran said...

Love recipes, in fact I collect cookbooks
and love to sit and read new recipes. I have
actually tried a recipe that was in a book
and as I recall it was a fairly good casserole.

Pat C.

Ann Roth said...

Hi, Pat! Like you, I also enjoy looking through cookbooks. Thanks for stopping by!

Lory Lee said...

I do, do, do, do, do. My mom is a great cook and baker, so we (with my mom and older sister) try different recipes. We have lots of cookbooks and the internet helps a lot. We dig no-bake recipes so much! I'ts like a bonding moment for us. :)

Ann Roth said...

That sounds really fun, Lory Lee! Love what you three do.

Eli Yanti said...

No, actually I don't like cooking #so shame :p

joye said...

I have been a fan of Ann's work for awhile. This book sounds really good too.

Mary Preston said...

Once you explain the difference between a puzzle and a mystery it actually makes a lot of sense.