Blog Tour with Excerpt: True Horizon by Laurie Winter

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This is my stop during the blog tour for True Horizon by Laurie Winter. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 1 till 14 December. See the tour schedule here.

True HorizonTrue Horizon (Warrior of the Heart #2)
By Laurie Winter
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: December 1, 2017

Back home on her family’s Texas Longhorn ranch, Grace Murray is busy preparing for her wedding. After a scruffy tattooed drifter saves her life, she takes on the mission of helping her savior, Heath Carter, find peace. The steady friendship and unconditional acceptance she receives from him encourages her to trade an old dream for a new one—a dream true to her heart. When she calls off her wedding, Grace is finally set free to fully love Heath.

After a decade of military service, Special Forces veteran Heath Carter is living with war’s tragic consequences. Struggling with PTSD, anger, and guilt, he travels through Texas, solitarily moving from job to job. Working with Grace on the ranch, Heath’s guilt over his past actions make him feel unworthy of her love. As their paths lead them in different directions, Heath needs to discover the courage to fight his toughest battle yet—the one inside himself.

You can find True Horizon on Goodreads

You can buy True Horizon here:
Wild Rose Press

First book in the series:
Home Field

Can a second chance at true love be just as sweet?

You can buy Home Field here:
Barnes & Noble
Google Play
Wild Rose Press


Heath sat across from her, wearing a relaxed smile.

He had stayed. He looked happy. Warmth spread through her, settling in her heart. No matter where their lives would take them in the future, she’d always have the memory of this fun day. Molly’s warning flashed in her mind. She reassured herself the feelings she’d developed for Heath were merely a response to seeing someone in need. But she knew Molly was right about one thing. Heath’s issues were more complex than a bird with a broken wing. His demons were stronger than she could mend. Her mother came toward them, wearing a smile that could be seen from space.

In her hand was a large blue ribbon. “There y’all are. Another year…another win.”

“Congratulations.” Grace recognized the triumphant smile on Joslyn’s face. The same smile she’d worn a time or two. She couldn’t deny that was one thing she’d inherited from her mother—a fierce competitive streak.

“Heath did a fine job as judge.” Bruce rested his folded hands over his midsection. “He ate so much pie that at one point, I thought he might split in half.”

“He obviously has good taste.” Joslyn sat at the table next to her husband.

In the sky, a flash lit up the twilight, followed by a deep boom. Blue and red sparks glittered above.

Heath hunched his head low.

Grace saw his face turn a milky white, and perspiration beaded on his forehead.

“I need to go,” Heath muttered. He jumped off the bench at the same time another firework exploded overhead. The next second, he dove to the ground and covered his head with both arms.

Bruce knelt next to Heath. “Grace.” He put a hand under Heath’s arm to help him stand. “We need to get him as far away from these blasted fireworks as possible.”

Watching Heath, the sad truth hit her like the touch of a live wire and her stomach clenched. The fireworks must have triggered a panic response. In Heath’s mind, he was at war, where bombs meant death. She ran over to help, understanding the urgency to get him out of the park

Laurie WinterAbout the Author:
Laurie Winter is a true warrior of the heart. Inspired by her dreams, she creates authentic characters who overcome the odds and find true love. She keeps her life balanced with regular yoga practice and running. When not pounding the pavement or the keyboard, she’s enjoying time with her family, who are scattered between Wisconsin and Michigan. Laurie has three kids and one fantastic husband, all who inspire her to chase her dreams.

You can find and contact Laurie Winter here:

There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of True Horizon. One winner will win a prize package (US Only). The package includes:
*a Romeo and Juliet book/tote bag
*a Signed paperback of True Horizon
*a $10 Amazon gift card
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