Eight years after she left, the holidays have brought Hailey Lambert back to--Caseville Michigan--the small town she couldn't wait to flee.
Just months after her mother's death, her siblings want to put their father in a nursing home and rent out the family farm. Nate Jenkins--the high school crush she left behind the day after they acted on their mutual attraction--is the prospective tenant is Nate.
Nate tried to leave small town behind too. That was the plan they both had, but life dealt him a different hand of cards to play. He's now back in Caseville, raising his daughter, and running his family's diner. Leasing the Lambert farm is the only way he can get his daughter the horse she desperately needs and has been prescribed as therapy for her speech disorder
The only thing standing in the way is Hailey, the same woman who left him eight years ago without even saying goodbye.
Can they get over all that's unspoken between them?
Ben Crawford is forced to face the ghosts of his past after his mother's accident and Anna Jenkins's announcement she's starting her own stables. Only then does he find the strength to hold on to all he's left unclaimed.
Ben Crawford has always believed the professional respect and acceptance he desired couldn't be found at Sunnydale Farms. There were just too many ghosts residing in his broken home. Only when Anna Jenkins, the one constant at his mother's therapeutic riding facility, announces she is leaving to start her own stables is Ben forced to grasp hold of all he's left unclaimed.
Hearts, horses, and healing
It's what the doctor ordered for Rhonda Gables, owner of three successful boutiques: four weeks of rest between winning this season's Retail Project and claiming her prize. Rhonda must decide if being a TV reality show star is worth leaving behind her loved ones, including the increasingly appealing Trevor Collins.
In a month, fashion mogul and reality TV judge Conrad Ryse, of The Retail Project fame, has promised to take Rhonda Gables under his wing and invest in her fledgling career. That's her grand prize after a winning season on his show. Too bad exhaustion has sent Rhonda out of her city apartment, away from her three successful boutiques, and into her cousin's guest room for a month of recuperation in her hometown.
She's on the cusp of everything she's ever wanted, but what will it cost? Doctor's orders be damned, she balks at first. But soon Rhonda is both delighted and disconcerted by the attentions of her friend-maybe-lover, Trevor Collins, and the contentment she is surrounded by back home. She must realize all she's willing to compromise and all her heart truly desires.
Sunnydale Days: Hearts, horses and healing...
Can Sam Crawford make up for a decade-old mistake before it ruins his chances at future happiness?
Some mistakes can't be forgiven; they must be rectified.
Wanting nothing more than a second chance with his first wife, Sam Crawford convinces Betty he's rooted in Sunnydale Farms and committed to a new life with her.
Betty fears the only thing Sam can be faithful to is the next excitement-filled adventure. Fear becomes reality when someone from Sam's past shows up in Caseville, Michigan, offering him the high-paying horse-breeding job he left a decade ago.
Will his attempts to amend his past cost him his future happiness?
Hearts, horses, and healing
Knowing how the story ends doesn't mean there aren't wonderful surprises along the way.
When her son was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy Marilynn Morgan knew how the story was going to end. What she didn't know was what life would bring her along the way. She didn't anticipate her husband leaving her or getting remarried a few years later. She didn't realize how lonely her life would become, and she certainly didn't expect to feel the way she did when her ex-husband's best friend, Eli Briggs, showed up to fix Joss's lift.
Back in high school, Eli fell head over heels for Marilynn, but when she started chasing his best friend he buried his feelings. Over the years, he silently stood by his friends through the good times and the bad. Now, three years have passed since Dan walked out, and Marilynn's late night call has him back in her and Joss's life--and is giving him a chance to rewrite a future he thought he knew.