by Brenda Novak
Book 1 in the Silver Springs series (2017)
New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak welcomes readers to the town of Silver Springs, where surprises wait around every corner!
Cora gets a job at New Horizon ranch, a boarding school for boys with behavioral problems after tracking down her birth mother, Aiyana, and finding out she runs it there and that there is a position open for an art teacher. Things get even more complicated when she can’t seem to stay away from Aiyana’s adopted son Eli, who comes with plenty of baggage of his own.
The search for her birth mother brought Cora Kelly to the New Horizons Boys Ranch. Getting a job there was easy enough, but confiding in Aiyana, the ranch’s owner, that she’s really her daughter? Cora’s not sure she can do that, not unless she’s confident the news will be welcomed. And once she gets to know Elijah Turner–Aiyana’s adopted son and ranch manager–that decision becomes even more difficult.
Although Elijah can’t deny his deep attraction to Cora, he’s always struggled with trust. Anyone with his past would, and there’s something about the ranch’s newest employee that isn’t exactly as it seems. But if the feelings she awakes in his guarded heart are any indication, she might be just what he’s long been waiting for.