“How old are you?”
“Thirty.” Leslie had almost said her own age of twenty
“You don‟t look it.”
“Is my age a problem?‟
Pierce Gallagher shook his head. “I was merely making an observation. What I need is someonewho‟ll be with us at least until
Cory starts first grade a year from now. Could you commit to that
amount of time?”
“There‟s no man you left behind who expects you to return to New Jersey sooner than that?”
An icy shiver raced through her body. “I was engaged to be married, but it didn‟t work out.”
The ranger was silent for what seemed like a long while.
“You‟re certain it‟s over?” he said at last.
If he only knew.
“If a trail is to be blazed, send a ranger, if an animal is floundering in the snow, send a ranger,
if a bear is in a hotel, send a ranger, if a fire threatens a forest, send a ranger, and if someone
needs to be saved, send a ranger.”
Mather, first director
Dear Reader,The above quote sums up my feelings about the rangers in my latest Harlequin Supperromancenovel,
.Years ago one of the guys in my neighborhood became a U.S. Park Ranger. He worked in GrandTeton National Park before transferring to one of the national parks in Alaska, where he nowresides. His experiences and exploits fascinated me, and I found myself wanting to write a storyabout these intrepid, rugged heroes guarding our national treasures.
Like a paramedic, the rangers respond to an alarm never knowing what they‟re going to find.
Each call is different, each situation unique. They have to be prepared for everything!