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Spring’s Promise-How Becky’s story evolved by Kelliea Ashley


The story of Becky and Ben’s love affair never crossed my mind when Winter Gifts was published by Breathless Press. Winter Gifts, my very first publication, is the story of Maxine Grant. I wanted to write a story about a country farm girl who falls for a well-traveled entrepreneur. Giving her a bratty sister named Rebecca happened on a whim. I needed a reason for well-grounded Maxine to need the help of Bryce Vanzetti. Blaming it all on her sister was an inspired bit of luck. Once Winter Gifts circulated amongst my friends and family the very first question from all of them-when will the sequel be out? They didn’t like that it was a one book publication. After several of them repeatedly prodded me for Becky’s story, some just curious to see if she would get her comeuppance, I thought about it. Then Becky herself nudged me to write her a happy ending. Secretly, I couldn’t wait to go back to Penning, New York and the farmlife I’ve always regretted leaving.

Book Blurb: Spring’s Promise


A man lost and looking for his future. A woman tempted to break her own promises. Can they find a compromise in a season made for new beginnings?

Rebecca Grant came home to the farm to find herself and make amends for the damage she caused her younger sister. She never expected to find herself under Ben’s seductive spell. Nor did she expect him to be engaged to a girl back home.

Benjamin Farrand is a man trying to find his place after leaving the military. He wants to make those he loves back home in Montana happy, but when he falls for spirited Rebecca Grant all he wants to do is find his own happiness in New York.

When spring brings an attraction for her sister’s farmhand, Rebecca faces the challenge of keeping promises or breaking them to fight for the man she loves.


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Author Bio:

Kelliea Ashley lives near the Canadian Border in upstate New York with her husband, a cat named Copperkitty, a dog named Sammy, and several fish, who do not have names and are very lucky her husband feeds them.

A Jill-of-many-trades, she likes to incorporate her experiences from various jobs into her writing. She has been a nurse’s aide, a news reporter, a radio personality, a dairy farmer, and a pharmacy technician to name a few. Though she didn’t enjoy every job, she did take something important from each and every one of them.

Kelliea grew up an only child with a devoted single mother. She looked at books as companions and writing as a favorite escape. She has always been a bookworm who steadfastly refused to give up her paperbacks until her loving hubby bought her a Kindle for Christmas. Secretly she still adores the smell of a well-read book, but sh… don’t tell her husband.

She has a habit in the form of chocolate and loves a glass of sweet red wine. Romance has always been her favorite genre because she sees the miracle and magic in finding ones’ true love.



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Author: emilycale

Erotic romance writer. Runs on caffeine and wine. Don't feed after midnight.

4 thoughts on “Spring’s Promise-How Becky’s story evolved by Kelliea Ashley

  1. Thanks so much for hanging out with us today, Kelliea!

  2. It sounds like a great read. Have been a bratty sister when much younger and love reading about them and how they grow.

  3. I love Literary Lagniappe and won some awesome swag for March. What fun it was to go through the box with all the goddies.

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