Love Under Two Prospectors

By: Cara Covington

The Lusty, Texas Collection

Love Under Two Prospectors

Lt. Brittany Phillips, USMC, survives a helicopter crash as an amputee—and Sean and Noah Kendall lovingly take on the task of helping her heal. Even though Sean blames himself when Brit has a crisis, he and Noah bring her to the safest place they can think of—Lusty, Texas. Can they show her that she’s even more beautiful to them now?

Brittany realizes she wasn’t the only one wounded in that chopper crash. Because he made a mistake, Sean is determined to only show Brit tenderness. Can she get him to treat her like the whole woman he claims she is?

Finally, Angela Malone agrees to marry Ricoh Stone. They’ve traveled a long, rough road to this moment. But as they plan to say their vows, Mother Nature throws a devastating curve ball not only to them, but to the other lovers in Lusty, Texas.

This time, it’s up to everyone to prove that love really can conquer all.





ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS





Thank you to all my readers who’ve continued to enjoy my work, and tell me as much. I’m so grateful to and for all of you!

I’m especially grateful to the members of my street team/reading group, The Lusty Ladies, and to Lisa Buchanan Phillips, the group’s admin. Thank you all for your friendship.

Thanks go to my beta readers, Angie Buchanan-Jones and Sandy Ebel, for your comments and encouragement, and your keen eagle-eyes and reading sense. Ladies, you made this book better than it was.

My dear friend and very amazing fellow author, Heather Rainier. What can I say about a friend who has been with me since the moment we met and clicked in Chicago? My heroine summed it up best when she observed Grandma Kate and Grace Warner together: “the kind of close friends who perhaps don’t see each other all the time, but who immediately take up where they left off whenever they got together.”

Heather, thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me borrow your characters, your city, and the Dancing Pony. Grandma Kate still smiles when she thinks of that dance with Ethan.

Finally, I’m grateful to the professional women and men of Siren-Bookstrand. Every single one of them are dedicated to their art, and work to make me look better than I am. To my editor Devin, thank you for holding my feet to the fire, for your high standards and your kind words. And to Amanda Hilton—thank you for continuing to say yes.





DEDICATION





To my husband of forty-five years and counting, and now my fellow author, David. We’ve begun a new phase of our lives together. I know you’re chuckling when you read—so far, so good.





ABOUT THE AUTHOR





Morgan Ashbury, also writing as Cara Covington, has been a writer since she was first able to pick up a pen. In the beginning, it was a hobby, a way to create a world of her own, and who could resist the allure of that? Then, as she grew and matured, life got in the way, as life often does. She got married and had three children, and worked in the field of accounting, for that was the practical thing to do, and the children did need to be fed. And all the time she was being practical, she would squirrel herself away on quiet Sunday afternoons and write.

Most children are raised knowing the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule. Morgan’s children also learned the Paper Rule: Thou shalt not throw out any paper that has thy mother’s words upon it.

Believing in tradition, Morgan ensured that her children’s children learned this rule, too.

Life threw Morgan a curve when, in 2002, she underwent emergency triple bypass surgery. Second chances are to be cherished, and with the encouragement and support of her husband, Morgan decided to use hers to do what she’d always dreamed of doing—writing full-time.

Morgan has always loved writing romance. It is the one genre that can incorporate every other genre within its pulsating heart. Romance showcases all that humankind can aspire to be. And, she admits, she’s a sucker for a happy ending.

Morgan’s favorite hobbies are reading, cooking, and traveling—though she would rather you didn’t mention that last one to her husband. She has too much fun teasing him about having become a “Traveling Fool” of late.

Morgan lives in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, with a nine-pound Morkie dog who thinks he’s a German shepherd, and her husband of forty-five years, brand new retiree and aspiring author, David.