Tangled in DivineBy: Heather Rainier
Divine Creek Ranch 14
For the hands that hold mine and the heart that owns mine. You’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly, and you love all of me anyway. This book is dedicated, like all the others, to the man I adore. My husband.
Many thanks to the loyal ladies who help me to stay on track… my CP, Corinne Davies, who holds my feet to the flames when I’d rather play. My friend and IT consultant, Bella Juarez, who keeps my website looking sharp and inviting. Stormy, who beta-reads and helps me keep my facts straight—a daunting task in a series with fourteen books in it. And my dear, sweet friend Morgan, who has been such a joy to collaborate with.
Thank you to my street team, the Divine Divas, and their admin, Rana. These enthusiastic ladies, and two gentlemen, keep me laughing and inspired.
Thank you to the beautiful, curvy women of all sizes who interact with me online via e-mail, Facebook, and my blog. Your camaraderie and your love for Divine are a tremendous source of inspiration and encouragement to me.
Thank you to my publisher, Diana, my editor, Katie, and the editorial, artistic, and administrative staff at Siren Publishing and BookStrand. Your guidance and professional efforts help to make Divine a wonderful place to continue creating happily ever afters.
CAST OF MAIN CHARACTERS IN BOOK READING ORDER
Grace (Stuart) Warner is co-owner of Harper Embroidery. She’s also invested in and works at Discretion, a ladies’ adults-only boutique located in Morehead.
Jack Warner, Ethan Grant, and Adam Davis. These three distant cousins are owners of the Divine Creek Ranch, a horse ranch specializing in the breeding of Andalusian horses. Jack is also a building contractor. Adam is an HVAC and electrical contractor. Ethan co-owns The Dancing Pony nightclub, located in Divine.
They have one daughter, Rose Marie.
Her Gentle Giant (Part One & Two)
Rachel (Lopez) Wolf was employed at Thorne Home Theater as a bookkeeper. She now does the books for Discretion and is a stay-at-home mom.
Eli Wolf was one of the bouncers at The Dancing Pony and is now licensed as an EMT.
They have one son, Levi.
Teresa (Palacios) Martinez worked at Stigall’s with Grace and is now invested in Discretion and works there part-time when not caring for her children.
Angel and Joaquin Martinez are brothers and horse breeding specialists who handle the breeding operation on the Divine Creek Ranch.
They have two sons, Michael and Eleazar.
Rosemary’s Double Delight
Rosemary (Piper) Garner splits her time between the family business, Cheaver’s Western Store, and her husbands’ business, Garner Custom Furniture.
Wes and Evan Garner are brothers and self-employed custom furniture craftsmen who have known Rosemary since kindergarten. Rosemary is expecting their first child.
Spurs and Heels
Juliana (Meyer) Peterson, an admitted perfectionist, was the manager of Stigall’s Department Store and is now a buyer for Discretion Boutique.
Ash Peterson, a former bareback bronc riding champion, is the foreman of the Divine Creek Ranch and runs all of the day-to-day operations.
They have a son named Will.
Maya’s Triple Dare
Maya (Daire) Warner is a registered nurse specializing in obstetric and pediatric care. She works with Doctor Emma Rivers.
Kendall, Boone, and Richard Warner are brothers, and first cousins of Jack Warner. They are partners in the MWTD Cattle Ranch, which backs up to Divine Creek and borders the Divine Creek Ranch.
Summer (Heston) Webster and her sister Margot are proprietors of Discretion, a ladies’ adults-only boutique in nearby Morehead, Texas.
Ace Webster and Kemp Whittier are adopted brothers who are also partners in a security and private investigation operation. Ace and Kemp have assisted a number of the heroes and heroines in Divine, Texas, including their wife, Summer.
Lydia’s Twin Temptation
Lydia (Webster) Carlisle is a professional chef. She came to the Rockin’ C Ranch as a chef and wound up falling in love with both Chance and Clayton Carlisle. Her older brother, Ace, was not pleased.
Chance and Clayton Carlisle are twin brothers who own the Rockin’ C Ranch, a very large cattle operation outside of Divine.