Canyon Junction: Hearts in Love Series

Where Friendships Endure, Families Stick Together, And Second Chances Are Possible.

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A Brand New Spin Off Series!

Mary J McCoy-Dressel, Western RomanceCanyon Junction is the fictional small town setting for the Double Dutch Ranch Series: Love at First Sight and now the new spin off — Canyon Junction: Hearts in Love Series. This series takes us off the Double Dutch Ranch and introduces you to friends of the Carlson’s, acquaintances, and others who reside in Canyon Junction.

  • See links below for some of the places mentioned in this first book in the series.



Whispers of Forever: Mending Christmas, Book #1

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Rancher Jake Lawton is coming to terms with his wife’s infidelity, but he doesn’t expect to become a single dad overnight. He discovers a malicious act by his wife, which could affect both he and his son’s lives. By chance, he runs into his high school sweetheart, never expecting the same old yearnings to return with one “How are ya?” embrace. Has their unanticipated meeting arrived at the perfect time, or has years apart put an end to what should’ve been years ago?

Beth Marconi arrives home to help care for her ailing father. In town, she inadvertently runs into her first love—the cowboy she nearly married after graduation. Sparks ignite before they say hello, but how do they start over when life has left them so bruised? When her ex comes to town, she’s forced to explain the secret surrounding her marriage. Is Jake the kind of man who will understand, or will he revert to the hell-raiser he had become when Beth left thirteen years ago?

Filled with both anguish and hope, a grieving little boy and two lonely hearts pursue a second chance. Jake and Beth seek to work with what they have today instead of living in yesterday’s memories. Forever love and second chances are possible. Right?


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What can stand in their way this time?

Links pertaining to areas mentioned in the book.

South Mountain Park Horseback Riding

City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation

Yes, there is horseback trail riding in South Mountain Park.

Superstition Mountain Horseback Trail Riding Near Apache Junction, AZ

(I personally spoke with a rancher at this ranch (link above) two years ago about the Double Dutch Ranch Series, and that research question also pertains to this series. He was very kind and helpful.)

Apache Trail

The video below will give you an idea of where Jake took his son Trace for a ride in his truck on the unpaved section of the Apache Trail.



 Finding Kimber

Coming Late 2017

So far I’m right on track for a release before Black Friday!  Cover will be introduced with the release announcement. I know, I’ve never waited this long to do a cover reveal before.

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She’s wary of her future. He’s troubled by his past.

Who are Zach and Kimber? Since this is a spin off series, you met, or can meet Zach in Lassoing the Last Dance, #4 in the Double Dutch Ranch Series. He’s Randy Drake’s best friend. Kimber is a complete stranger to the Southwest and Canyon Junction. How do they both end up in Canyon Junction, Arizona? Do you believe in coincidence? They do now.

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Are you ready for a third book? Have you met Wade Emory yet? Wade was briefly mentioned in Of the Cowboy’s Own Accord as Dane’s best friend from high school. Wade is part owner of Lawton Ranching Supplies and works with Jake Lawton at the JL Ranch, from Whispers of Forever: Mending Christmas. That’s where you officially met him. He also appears in Finding Kimber.

At this time, I can’t even give a tentative date for this book, but hang in there. As long as you keep reading, I’ll keep writing.