Title: Planting the Seeds of Love: A Novella
Author: N. N. Light
Genre: Sweet Rural Romance
The day her grandfather died, Sally’s life changed forever.
Twenty-Two-year-old Sally Rayton returns to the family farm she deserted four years ago to bury her grandfather. Her plan: to settle her grandfather’s estate and return to her life in the city with her boyfriend, Trevor Mattson.
Her childhood friend, Jack Smith, has other ideas.
Jack convinces Sally to transform the farm into a brewery and fulfill her grandfather’s dream while keeping the Rayton Farm in the family. Sally works side-by-side with Jack while Trevor is hundreds of miles away in the city. The more time she spends with Jack, the stronger her feelings are for him. Sally’s torn between her new feelings for her best friend, Jack and her boyfriend, Trevor.
When Trevor shows up to propose to Sally right before Christmas and finds her in Jack’s embrace, she’s unsure which man she loves. Will it be her best friend and farmer, Jack, or will it be rich, successful Trevor? City or Country… only Sally’s heart knows what’s right and true.
Sally struggled to open her heavy eyelids. Her body was heavy too; she couldn't even scratch her itchy nose. Why can't I open my eyes?
She heard distant voices above her. She strained to hear what they were saying.
"She lost a lot of blood."
"But she's going to be okay, right doc?"
"The wound wasn't as deep as I thought. She has ten stitches in her hand."
She couldn't discern the voices but she assumed they were Trevor and Doc Carver.
Someone kissed her forehead.
"I'm here, baby. I know you can hear me."
A warm glow spread throughout Sally's body. Trevor.
"I can tell you, I'm worried about the hypothermia more than the hand injury." Doc's voice wavered.
Sally heard footsteps then a gasp.
"I got here as quick as I could." A baritone voice sounded familiar to Sally but she couldn't remember who it belonged to.
"Jack," replied Doc.
Sally's stomach flipped as someone held her hand. What was Jack doing here? Sally strained to hear sounds, anything to give her a clue as to what was going on. Faintly, she heard beeps and whooshes.
"Sally," Jack's voice choked up. "Oh God..."
I need to wake up.
"Jack, let's talk outside." Doc's voice again.
"How could you let this happen?" Jack accused. "You were on the farm with her, or so Marcus tells me."
"Jack, it's no one's fault. Sally made a mistake by putting her fingers into the snow blower trying to get out some wedged-in ice."
Sally focused on opening her eyes. I've got to get them to stop blaming themselves. C'mon body, work!
"She did what?!" Someone let go of Sally's hand.
Sally's eyes fluttered open. White ceiling. Machines beeping around her. I'm in a hospital. She sighed.
Jack, Trevor and Doc Carver all turned in surprise. Jack on her left, Trevor on her right and Doc at the foot of her bed.
"Well, well, well," Doc said with a smile. "I've never been so glad to hear a sigh. How are you feeling, Sally?"
Sally blinked in response. No words came out. She tried to moisten her lips but they were like cement. Unmoving.
Trevor leaned down and put a straw between her lips.
"Take a sip, darling." She sucked on the straw, the liquid flowing down her dry throat.
"Slow, my love." Trevor smiled at her and exchanged a look of relief with Doc.
She let go of the straw while shifting her gaze to Jack. Looking into his tortured eyes caused her heart to contract. Guilt, anger and something she couldn't put her finger on reflected in his eyes. She looked down in shame, knowing she was the cause of such pain.
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Why is your featured book a must-read?
Sally, Jack and Trevor make this sweet triangle a delightful read. Both guys are 'good guys' and you'll be rooting for one or the other. It's up to Sally, though, to choose where her heart is calling to her: city or country. Please take a chance and read this novella. It's an uplifting, feel-good romance. It's short in length but heartwarming. Fans of Hallmark movies will love this romance.
Here’s what one reader said:
"Great descriptive narrative, vivid dialogue that not only breathed life into the characters but provided a window into life in a tight-knit countryside community." ~ Ariel C., Goodreads
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