River Valley Romance

Take a city-girl full of God-given dreams (with a crippling cow phobia), throw in a ranch full of cows, a hunky cowboy and a generous billionaire. What could possibly go wrong?

City-girl Sophie is thrilled to inherit her Grandpa’s ranch. There’s only one problem – she’s terrified of cows.

When a run-in with her boss leaves Sophie’s journalism career in tatters, she trades the high life of Cape Town for her inheritance and a God-given dream—an old cattle ranch smack in the middle of River Valley, a small town nestled along the eastern coast of South Africa.

She soon discovers that it’s one thing for a city-girl to attempt to run a cattle ranch, quite another to keep it going through a drought, and virtually impossible when you harbor a secret cow phobia. Sophie needs help fast.

On one hand, there’s Benjamin Coleman, a cowboy straight off a ranch in the USA. Benjamin isn’t scared of cows, he’s a hard worker and throws himself into the demands of the ranch, refusing any payment.

Sophie needs him, but can she trust a man so full of secrets?

Then there’s her neighbor, self-made billionaire, Carter Shaw. He offers to fund her ranch operations, his only condition is that she has dinner with him once a week. Simple, right?

Sophie needs him too, but can’t bring herself to trust there aren’t strings attached to his generosity.

Can Sophie brave the cows, launch her dream, keep the two guys from clobbering each other and come out with her heart in one piece?

The Nurse, the Bad-Boy Chef, and a retreat full of senior citizens…

Molly West is known throughout River Valley for her cheerful, easy-going nature and deep faith. But when she’s put in charge of the Ubomi Retreat Centre for a retirement home convention, Molly’s sweet nature is tested to the max. Keeping the old folks happy is one thing, but dealing with the over-sized ego of the new chef is quite another.

Top chef, Aidan Rutland, comes to River Valley looking for a fresh start. Catering for a group of oldies seems like a simple matter compared to the high pressure environment that he left behind. But complications seem to follow him, and he soon realizes that small town living comes with its own challenges, particularly his growing attraction to his pint-sized boss who insists on micro-managing him.

As dentures fly and opinions clash, Molly and Aidan have to figure out how to vinaigrette their personalities to pull off the event that could make or break Ubomi’s reputation.