Laraine has been consuming books since she first
opened her eyes to the world.
Every writer is a reader.
Laraine and her husband Mark are parents to five creative children and seven stellar grandchildren, all of whom love a good story. Grandma Rainy is famous for personalized bedtime yarns featuring hair raising adventures and magic, every child's fondest wish for avoiding bedtime.
Laraine's first novel, When Willa Fell, is set in the world she knew well growing up, Arizona’s high desert plateau. The small town of Snowflake is home to fierce winds, vast cattle ranches and hard working people. Growing up in a hometown surrounded by the rich culture of the Navajo Hopi and Apache tribes, she has a great respect for their traditions, as well as a love for the stark beauty of reservation lands.
A young Navajo girl character figures prominently in her novel,
When Willa Fell.
No one dreams more fiercely of owning a rifle
than a farm boy in the 1940's.
But striving is sometimes sweeter than obtaining.
And nothing is more final than a well aimed bullet
Whether you enjoy romance novels for their own sake, or for their blush producing giggle factor, this story is for you. Meant to be read aloud, by candlelight, in a silken robe, with a bubbly beverage.
Young forest ranger Flora is both alluring and innocent. When danger and love invade her woodland sanctuary, she tries to protect both her heart and her furry forest friends.
Growing up under wide blue skies, Effie is snug on the family ranch in Arizona. But in an instant she learns that life and death and plans aren’t even on speaking terms. Hiding her part in the death of her best friend covers grief with guilt.
And then there is the foster sister invading her life. Straight off the Navajo reservation, Verna Yazzie’s differences infuriate Effie. Confronting her own prejudice and searing loss, she must share her home and family with someone she loathes. Both girls stumble to understand each other in a year long journey filled with humor and heartache.
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