Inside the Grey
The Way Home Saga Book 3
by Bobbi Groover
Genre: Historical Romance
Brayden Wakefield is quickly losing faith that hostilities between the states will end peaceably. He and his neighbors, Fletcher Stedman and Royce Carlyle, seems to be in the minority in their belief that a war would not end in a few months. They know any clash would be long and brutal. But their loyalty to one another supplants their reluctance, and they are drawn into the politics and atrocities of war to save their kidnapped comrade, Caleb Jenkins.
Nothing is as it seems, however. The gentlemen, turned raiders, squirrel behind enemy lines. Brayden uncovers lies and intrigue on both sides but as he and his fellow raiders execute their audacious plan, as they torch the layers of the conspiracy, Brayden finds love hidden among the ashes.
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The Inn at Little Bend
The Way Home Saga Book 2
A DAZZLING BEAUTY…
In antebellum America, life for an abandoned woman was difficult at best. But when young Grayson escapes her sadistic guardian, she finds freedom just as hostile. The lonesome, starving wanderer flees straight into the path of vicious marauders. Only one thing keeps the rustlers from violating the curvaceous, dark-haired beauty but the punishment they intend to mete out for her crimes borders on insanity.
A SURLY COWBOY…
Not far away a lone rover hears the screams, yet continues down the road. He wants nothing more of life than to be left alone. He has his own debts to account for. Once a headstrong irresistible rakehell, the drifter had bolted, shuttered his heart and retreated deep within himself. But now the wafting agony tears at him–his own and the wails of another. Swearing under his breath, he whirls the horse around.
A SIMPLE INN…
Grayson Ridge struggles to survive her fated trials and conceal the secrets that plague her. Her exploits collide with the life of Drake Somerset, a scraggly yet oddly dashing drifter besieged by dark shadows. Neither realizes their chance encounter could free them both. Their wrangling ignites a turbulent journey and sets their worlds on fire.
2012 First Place in the Published Beacon Awards (Historical Category)
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Season of the Shadow
The Way Home Saga Book 1
It was a time of chivalry and grace but also a time of turmoil in antebellum America. Fletcher Stedman is the crown prince of Virginia’s famous Seabrook Plantation. The handsome rakehell is a man of dreams with headstrong passions and an ingenious mind. Suddenly his dreams are shattered and his life ripped from him by a jealous cousin, and Fletcher is put to the test fighting for his life and his sanity.Kyndee Brock always dreams of marrying her handsome Fletcher–her kindred spirit and dearest love. One day, however, Fletcher mysteriously disappears. Kyndee must spend the next decade defying fate, following her heart to reunite them and recapture the love that they had been denied.
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What inspired you to write this book?
My inspiration has been the same throughout the writing of all my books…my horses. They are
my inspiration, my passion and my pets, which is why they play key roles in all my stories. My
latest book, Inside the Grey, literally jumped into my head during one particularly misty day. I
snapped a picture of the pasture and the entire story played out in my head.
I looked at the scene and saw my characters riding ‘into the grey.’ I knew who they were, where
they were headed, and the crises that awaited them. During the writing process, the working
title changed to ‘Inside The Grey’ but my readers will have to savor the book to find out why.
As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
That’s a easy one to answer…my menagerie of animals…and my horses in particular. They are
majestic and when they submit their power to you as you gallop the hillside or fly over that
fence, it’s a feeling Iike no other. Their kisses with those soft bewhiskered lips is magical.
Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?
I’m definitely one who writes with background noise. Each of my books seem to have a ‘song’
that started the stream of words flowing. I have my ‘writing music’ that plays continuously while
I am typing. The emotion of the music brings inspiration to the scenes. Oddly enough, when
the music stops, so do the words, as if someone flipped a switch. All the ideas and scenes I
composed on horseback never seem to come to life in the typing stage without my music
What makes a good story?
Writers have to ‘hook’ their readers, make them want to continue turning the pages. But even
after that, I think characterization is key. The characters have to come alive so the reader can
either love or even hate them. The reader has to actually feel the emotions of the key players in
order to understand their motives. If the characters don’t ring true, the writer loses the reader’s
interest, and the book ends up back on the table. When the characters are not just words on a
page but become so real the reader can see, feel and hear them, then the writer has grabbed
an audience that will keep turning those pages and feel sad when the story ends.
Pen or type writer or computer?
Many times I dismount and run for paper and pen so all the ideas don’t get lost before I get
home to my computer. Much has been hand written and then transferred to my computer. In
the end, the digital copy is easier to store and send out.
I’m a wife, a mother, a writer and an equestrienne. I’ve been composing stories as long as I can remember and have been putting stories to paper ever since I could hold a pencil. I have a vivid memory from age five where I sat alone in the stall of my father’s horse and traced the hood prints in the dirt. An entire story swirled about in my head… who, what, where, when? My family often grew weary of my constant ramblings about my characters. As a result, my drawers were stuffed with stories, finished and unfinished. It wasn’t until my two wonderful boys were born that I finally had the nerve to submit my first book. Fun In The Yellow Pages, a juvenile coming of age novel, was my first publication. It was well received and actually utilized in several school districts. I even had the compliment of being ‘visiting author’ which was very enjoyable. The students constantly asked me to write a sequel.
I actually switched to romance writing on a dare from my husband. I completed Season Of The Shadow. The characters were so popular that they wormed their way into my second romance, The Inn At Little Bend, and played key roles in my latest romance, Inside The Grey. Each romance can stand alone, but my readers will recognize several characters.
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2 thoughts on “The Way Home Saga”
This sounds like a really good series!
Thank you so much, Debbie!