Bluebonnets for Elly has just released in trade paperback.
Unemployed and reeling from betrayal by her fiancé, Elly Macauley leaves the skyscrapers of Dallas for Shannon Ridge, Texas, volunteering to help her grandmother recover from a broken ankle. She hopes her time in the small town will be the perfect opportunity for both she and Granny to recover from their wounds.
Landscaper Derek White maintains the grounds of Sunset Acres and looks after the senior citizens as if they were his own grandparents. But the disappearance of his wife eight years earlier has put his life and aspirations on hold. After one kiss from Elly, he wonders if it’s time to take another chance on love. But how can he explain an ex-wife who ran away? Will Elly turn and run too? And is he sure he’s a free man?
Elly’s stay in Sunset Acres has lasted longer than the homeowners’ association rules allow, and the Geriatric Government threatens to force her to leave. Granny’s improving health and an idea for Elly’s own business enterprise may allow her to move to her own place as her relationship with Derek heats up. But when his past threatens and when Elly’s ex-fiancé reappears, she must decide—give her former love a second chance or gamble on a man whose history may ruin everything.
After dinner he'd taken Elly out to the lake to watch the sunset. Pink and orange rays filled the western sky until the sun slipped behind a dark cloud. He couldn’t have planned a more beautiful scene. With a sudden spring shower pattering the truck’s roof, Derek leaned back against the headrest, relaxed and at ease. Even when the conversation lagged, he felt no need to fill it with words, but instead, just enjoyed the sound the raindrops made and the presence of Elly beside him. In response to something she said, he gave her a quick hug, and when she put her hand on his thigh, he pulled her to him in an embrace.
In response, she moved even closer and kissed him. In seconds, they were making out like kids at the drive-in movies. Impatient with the steering wheel in his way, he moved to the center of the seat and pulled Elly onto his lap, thankful that the old truck had a bench seat. She wrapped her arms around his neck, wiggled on his lap, and gave him a kiss that made him shiver and sizzle at the same time. When she tickled his ear with her tongue, he groaned, a surge of heat going straight from his brain to his groin.
Does she have any idea how crazy she’s making me?
We’d better slow down.
But his body had other ideas
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Sandra Nachlinger was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and has been writing one thing or another since childhood. She wrote her first romantic story in elementary school, in pencil on lined paper. The heroine got a kiss as the happy ending. She still has diaries from her school days, one of which inspired I.O.U. SEX, her first book co-written with Sandra Allen.
Besides Dallas, Sandra has lived in Irving and Beaumont, Texas; Miami, Florida; and now lives in Washington State. She loves to travel and keeps journals (written and photographic) of each trip. Most exciting and memorable place she's been? She walked from Leon to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, with her daughter-in-law and her D-I-L's mother. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience she'll treasure always.
When not writing, Sandra like to make quilts, sew, garden, take photos, lunch with friends, and (like Granny in BLUEBONNETS FOR ELLY) spend as much time as possible with her granddaughter.