Keeping Hope Alive
Defying the odds, Casey Morgan opens Hope Ranch for troubled teens in a rural Texas community, but not everyone welcomes her with open arms. The unexplained death of her security guard and other disturbing activities prompts her to advertise for help to make her ranch the safe haven she envisioned. Help comes in the form of Major Nathan “Max” Maxwell, who needs a place to finish his recuperation before returning to his Spec Ops team, but having a rifle pointed at his head by a lady in a Stetson isn’t the greeting he expects when he steps onto Hope Ranch. Instead of finding the serenity he expected, he walks into a web of deceit and danger.
Torn between his growing feelings for Casey and his need to return to his team, Max searches for the strength to help the beautiful ranch director. Casey isn’t looking for a man, and Max knows his military career doesn’t mix well with family life. Will Hope Ranch give Casey and Max a chance to find a future together?
Keeping Hope Alive is available on Amazon
About the Author
Author Fran McNabb grew up along the waterways, beaches, and islands of the Gulf Coast and uses this setting in many of her romances. Her publishing credits include eleven novels with eight of these still available. She began her writing career with Avalon Publisher, a library distributor of family-friendly books. When Amazon’s publishing division bought Avalon, her fourth contracted book was picked up by their romance division Montlake Publishing. She also has two light romantic suspense novels with The Wild Rose Press and two Indie books. All of her fiction can be classified as sweet romances.
Fran has non-fiction pieces published in two anthologies with the Gulf Coast Writers Association, one in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Arthritis Edition, and numerous pieces in group newsletters. She is an award winning author with several of her books and essays winning or placing in the top categories of writing contests.
Fran received both her BS and ME degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi, taught high school English and journalism, and sponsored the yearbook and the school newspaper. Throughout her teaching career she also found time to tutor home-bound students and teach refresher classes for Navy personnel and a writing class as an adjunct community college instructor.
As a former English and journalism teacher, it was natural for her to ease into the role of author and workshop presenter. Fran has presented writing and publishing workshops at numerous conferences, writers’ meetings, and library and reader groups. She donated her time to teach a four-week class at The Mary C Cultural Center about writing for the fiction market. Her classes include topics concerning the craft of writing, such as Developing Character, Plotting, Theme and Setting. Other topics include Query and Synopsis Writing and Organizing a Writing Life.
Fran and her husband live on a quiet bayou harbor on the Gulf Coast where she spends her time writing, reading and boating.