Our August Author Spotlight shines on Jan Scarbrough.

Jan Scarbrough, the author of the popular Bluegrass Reunion series, writes Romances from the Heart.

She loves writing heartwarming contemporary romances about family and second chances, and if the plot allows—horses.

Living in the horse country of Kentucky makes it easy for Jan to add small town Southern charm to her books, and the excitement of a horse race or a competitive horse show.

A member of Novelist, Inc., Jan's published with Kensington, Five Star, ImaJinn Books, Resplendence Publishing and Turquoise Morning Press.

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GHOST MOUNTAIN RANCH, Note from Jan Scarbrough

I wrote the lead in book to Ghost Mountain Ranch in 2017.

At the end of the Christmas story, Hank, the McKenna’s wrangler, gets a job at Ghost Mountain Ranch where he grew up.

This sets the scene for reuniting with his old girl friend Darby. They’re older now and both need second chances.

Darby’s twin children “star” in the other two books. During the three happily-ever-after romances, the reader learns the answers to a family mystery.


On Christmas Eve, Hank accepts the job of ranch foreman over the mountains in the Gallatin Canyon, Montana.

But something dark is happening at the Ghost Mountain Ranch, where the past is reaching out in dangerous ways to haunt the living.


Thirty years ago, Darby Heston fled her family’s Montana dude ranch. Now she must return to help her father.

Would the boyfriend she’d abandoned still be there?

Hank Slade has never stopped loving Darby, but is he willing to risk his heart again?  Secrets tore them apart once. Given a second chance at love, will more shocking secrets from the past destroy their hopes for the future?


Slade Heston is spending the summer as a hired hand at his grandfather’s dude ranch, trying to figure out life, not fall in love.

Laurie Chastain is supposed to write promotions for the ranch, but she has a secret goal. What did a 1970s radical resistance group have to do with her grandfather?

Laurie’s only clue leads her to Ghost Mountain Ranch. Will their growing attraction be enough to protect Slade and Laurie from the ghosts of the past?


Kelsey Heston’s using the skills learned at her family’s Kentucky horse farm to improve tourism at her grandfather’s dude ranch. But what is her old college sweetheart doing here?

Max Lee has come to Ghost Mountain Ranch searching for a missing woman. Instead, he finds Kelsey. But old secrets are stirring, secrets someone might be willing to kill to keep.

Can they finally lay the old ghosts to rest, or will the echoes of a decades-old murder destroy their second chance at love?

Be sure and read some of Jan's wonderful books this month. Contact at any of her online links above. If you'd like to talk about any of her books, visit our Facebook Page...Where Authors and Readers Meet.

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