Hi everyone! Today on the blog I have Rachael Eliker who is one of the authors in the April Showers Anthology. This anthology is from Literary Crush Publishing and it’s available on amazon now. It’s full of swoon and romance and I hope you like it as much as I did. Today Rachael is talking about her inspiration for Love Like Spring Rain. Don’t forget to look below for a giveaway of April Showers!
Love Like Spring Rain Synopsis:
Gwen Arnold is used to hard work and being overlooked by her peers but she’s determined to make her riding career a success without asking anyone else for help. Sure that nothing can distract her from her dreams, Colton Wood walks into her life as Springbrook Farms’ newest–and decidedly most handsome–boarder. Surrounded by jealous admirers, fast-paced competition, and odds that seem to be anything but in their favor, Gwen and Colton must decide if giving love a chance is worth risking it all.
Rachael’s Writing Inspiration:
Love Like Spring Rain, as all literary works, was a labor of love. When presented with the opportunity to submit to Literary Crush’s April Showers Anthology, I decided to take the plunge and challenge myself to create a story that fit within their parameters. I started writing Gwen and Colton’s story in the middle of autumn and into the cold, bleak start of winter, reveling in being caught up in a world where it was already spring.
While there are so many fun, fantastical tropes in romance, I find myself drawn to include details from reality to keep it grounded. Horses have always been a part of my life, from my earliest memories, and when I was finally blessed to have a horse of my own, it was only natural that my own romance had horses playing a prominent part. While working long, backbreaking hours mucking stalls and stacking hay to earn my horse’s keep, I started dating my now-husband, who often came out to the barn to lend a hand. It isn’t the most glamourous work but that in itself is a testament to how much he liked me—he put up with hay fever and literally tons of manure to spend time with me! In a lot of ways, I see that attraction between Gwen and Colton blossoming in a challenging environment that could test even the strongest of relationships.
Love Like Spring Rain is an underdog story where determination, patience, and swoony romance win out. I rooted for Gwen and Colton the whole time, enjoyed getting to know the horses as characters themselves, and felt so satisfied as when I wrote The End. Hope you enjoy the entire anthology, complete with Gwen and Colton’s happily ever after.
Rachael Eliker lives in Indiana with her husband and children on their own slice of paradise. When she’s not writing, she’s probably running lonely stretches of country road, riding her old horse, or working on a home improvement project. She enjoys reading just about anything, having a good laugh, and making memories with friends and family most of all.
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Link to buy April Showers Anthology on Amazon
Giveaway: Ebook of April Showers
Ends on April 19, 2019 and winner must have a valid kindle email.