The Road to Garrett

Annemarie Garrett had a clear plan for her future. Getting pregnant at eighteen by a man twice her age wasn't part of it. Neither was fighting to get her son’s wealthy rancher father to provide for his child. Shifting directions at the unexpected fork in the road, she moves across Wyoming to secure a future for her son. But a gift of five hundred acres unwillingly given isn't the boon it seems. Annemarie knows nothing about ranching, and this barren tract of land is just a stone's throw from a man and his family who hate her and everything she represents.

 

With six older brothers ahead of him in line for his family's ranch, Gabriel Collins knew from a young age that he'd have to find his own way in the world. Now he's a master electrician with a successful business. Something is missing, however, and when Annemarie calls in desperate need of his expertise, he finds out exactly what. The indomitable young mother, her adorable little boy, and their struggle to turn Garrett Ranch from a money pit into a profitable operation might just be the family and the cause he didn't know he was searching for… so long as the boy’s father doesn’t ruin everything.

"The plot is good, the writing is great, and I loved the characters. Will I be reading more of this series? Absolutely!"

 

—Karen T., Amazon Top 500 Reviewer, Vine Voice

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"Wyoming is one great big small town with very long streets."

 

For three families—the Grants, Garretts, and Collins clan—there's a lot of truth in that statement. Spread across the state, they're used to traveling long distances to get together. They know better than most that the wide open highways of Wyoming are the best place to discover yourself. The endless vistas and empty spaces between towns strip away pretenses, leaving only truth. And as these families and couples discover, sometimes the shortest distance between two hearts is a lonely two-lane road.

 

Meet the families of "Two-Lane Wyoming"

 

The Collins Family

The Collins family owns and operates a mid-sized cattle ranch at the foot of the Owl Creek Mountains southwest of Meeteetse and value family; Ruth and John have eight children (seven sons and one daughter), so family gatherings are always noisy and full of love and laughter.

 

The Garrett Family

Considerably smaller than the large Collins family, the Garrett family of Alcova still know how to cherish one another. Even though they are spread across Wyoming and their gatherings are quieter and less fequent, their family bond is unbreakable.

 

The Grant Family

Unlike Collins and Garrett families, the Grants have devoted their energies to building a massive ranching empire. With thousands of acres, the Grant Ranch just north of Cody is known throughout the state for its prize-winning black Angus cattle. Maybe the influence of the Collinses and Garretts—and one child who is a member of all three families—will mend this Grants' tattered bonds.

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