Title: Healing Gravel
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult RomanceWord Count: 67,000
To pursue her musical passion, Bren turns to her estranged, dead mother’s family to borrow money. She doesn’t anticipate their acceptance or the sexy farm boy who makes her question her doubts about love.
Nine hours outside of Denver and Bren Tate had learned a few unimportant facts. Farmland was boring, sleeping in your car was incredibly uncomfortable, and every irrelevant town in Kansas had a Casey’s General Store. How ironic that she was happy to see another one.
She fiddled with her hair, trying to reorganize the blonde waves that framed her face in the rear view mirror. They started out as perfect round pin curls but gave up the fight after a night smashed against her car window. She lifted her heart shaped glasses to evaluate the thin, dramatic wing of her eyeliner and then took a final breath as she opened the car door. A dense air instantly sucked her pants to her thighs and weighed down her shoulders. The dusty odor of horses drifted by, as a truck and trailer pulled out of the parking lot behind her.