5 Facts About “Finding Love at Compassion Ranch” by Gayle M. Irwin
1. The story is set around Cody, Wyoming near Yellowstone National Park.
2. This book is the second in my Pet Rescue Romance series, which are stories about second chances for people and for pets.
3. The story is based on a real animal sanctuary in Wyoming called Kindness Ranch (www.kindnessranch.org).
4. My main characters, who are in their 50s, knew each other in high school.
5. May 2021 is the first-year anniversary of this book.
A ranch like no other …
Erin Christiansen is still adjusting to life as a widow. She seeks additional healing by volunteering at Compassion Ranch, a sanctuary for former research animals. Upon arrival at the majestic and unique northwestern Wyoming ranch, she meets Mike, a man she knew in high school, whose compassion for animals and people might be the balm Erin needs. Retired veterinarian Mike Jacobs is no stranger to loss. Five years after the accidental death of his wife, he now serves as ranch manager of Compassion Ranch. He not only fixes fence and provides tours, but he applies his veterinary skills and his heart for animals to his work. Upon recognizing Erin from high school, he can barely believe his first love will spend a few weeks at the sanctuary. Can Erin and Mike span the years since they have seen each other or do they, like many of the rescued animals, have wounds that run too deep to trust and love again?
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Gayle M. Irwin is a contributor to seven Chicken Soup for the Soul books and the author of many inspirational pet books and stories for children and adults. Her clean, contemporary romance series, Pet Rescue Romance, consists of Rescue Road, released November 2019; Finding Love at Compassion Ranch, released in May 2020; a 2020 novella, Rhiann’s Rescue (the series’ prequel); and My Montana Love, sequel to Rescue Road that released March 2021. She subtly weaves the importance of pet rescue and adoption into her novels and novellas. Learn more about Gayle and her writing here: https://gaylemirwinauthor.com/.
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