The Joy of the Lord is Terri Crews’ strength. Terri Crews resides in the small town of Hilliard FL, where she’s lived most of her life. She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Wayne, for twenty-three years and is a proud mama of two children, Elizabeth, twenty-two and Jonathan, seventeen. Recently, her family welcomed a son-in-law Scott to the family. She is the property manager for Franklin Properties.
Terri Crews had the desire to write since she was a child. Despite circumstances in which she was reared, she’s managed to press on with hope of one day becoming an author. As an author, her greatest joy is to share a story. Reading is one of her fondest ways to let go of reality and relish in imagination for a while.
Terri currently writes for Inspired Romance Novels and has several new titles on the way. Terri is thankful to God every day for family and friends, who are just as much family as her blood relatives. Their encouragement has been a blessing and at times very much needed. Her loved ones are the true treasures in her life.
Just a simple small town girl with a story to share!
Home. Samantha Carleton dreams of such a wonderful place, somewhere
permanent, somewhere safe to simply be herself. Her life wasn’t easy by
any measure, always to her knees in creeks and mud, hot on the trail of the next gold nugget. Danger lurked in her day-to-day existence, her well-being dependent upon the rough miners and greedy outlaws they encountered believing her to be a teenage boy.
Ever since she budded into a beautiful young woman, Sam’s pa has dressed her as male to keep her from unwanted attention. But when his love of whiskey causes him to ramble on about his ‘son’ Sam’s keen ability to locate gold, she finds herself taken hostage by the worst kind of lowdown criminals.
When Sheriff Trace Wallace goes undercover to find out who’s been jumping claims, he overhears a plan cooked up by two lazy greenhorn outlaws to kidnap and enslave an older boy to pan for them. Rather than see the kid who is labeled a menace about town placed in jeopardy, he offers his help in bringing Sam to heel.
But Sam is no picnic to handle and in their many struggles Trace soon discovers the unruly boy is in fact a beautiful but tough woman who not only helps him bring in the bad guys, but also ensnares his heart.
There are some things money can’t buy…
It was no better than kidnapping! Besides, women came with too many issues. Dubious, T.J. Blake refuses the request to retrieve the daughter of a wealthy widow. But when the tune of five thousand dollars dances in his ears, he quickly changes his mind. Surely this woman’s daughter can't be as bad as her snobbish mother. And if she was, he’d have the rope ready.
There’s only one condition to retrieving the stubborn beauty in question—Sarah is to be delivered untouched. After a lifetime of dealing with outlaws of the worst kind, surely Blake can escort one woman across the country without giving into temptation. He has five thousand reasons to ensure it will be an easy task. But Blake doesn’t bank on the value of his heart being worth far more than Sarah’s Bounty...
All that Sarah knows changes the night she is grabbed. Filled with questions, anger and hurt at discovering her whole life has been a lie, Sarah resolves to find out why her natural mother would abandon her to be raised in a saloon while she lives a life of luxury.
To gain the answers she seeks, she calls a truce with her kidnapper, agreeing to follow his rules. To ward off suspicion, they pretend to be man and wife. But how far will the role go? Why couldn’t her captor have been hideous? Blake causes stirrings in Sarah she’s never felt before and soon she has a request of her own. Only when she’s denied the second kiss she’s so curious about does she face the truth—is the promised payout worth more to Blake than her love?