In keeping with the theme this month here on Romance Gems Blogspot, Life Lessons, sharing lessons and wisdom, my wisdom is to be courageous. I specifically use my release, Blue As Sapphires, for this.
Did you know that:
“Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.”
Blue As Sapphires is a story of one woman’s courageous survival and how she overcame domestic violence. Yes, it’s fictional, it’s a romance, and it has a happy ever after. But the message is the same. Encouragement for women in the midst of domestic abuse to get out and get away from it, start over, and live a purposeful life.
To show my commitment and encouragement to these women, all proceeds from the sale of this book goes to the National Domestic Violence Hotline (https://www.thehotline.org/
Marissa's home was her haven, until Riley invaded her space.
Escaping from her abusive ex-husband, Marissa Simpson returns to her hometown to start over. She spends her days working at the local jewelry store, and the rest of her time is dedicated to mining along Red Rock River, searching for precious gems. Marissa has no intention of getting involved with another man, or with the community she left behind all those years ago. That is until Riley McCade shows up.
Riley is the Sheriff of Quartz County. He loves his community and goes out of his way to protect and serve. When he meets up with Marissa, he's bound and determined to get to know her even though she insists she's not interested.
The more Riley learns about Marissa's past, the more he concludes that she may be in danger. When her ex-husband shows up, can Riley protect her? And can he earn her love in the process?
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