Due to internet access problems on our holiday, I was unable to post two planned spotlights last week, for which I apologise. The good news is that you will have two extra spotlights to read this week on top of my regular Monday and Thursday spotlight posts ~ enjoy!
Brief physical description
Actor/famous person who might resemble her/him
Matthew McConaughy makes a great Ross.
Sierra reminds me of Faith Hill in classiness, but her coloring is more Shania Twain.
Strengths and weaknesses
Ross’s dyslexia kept him from succeeding in school and from gaining his dad’s approval, so he tends to let his desire to succeed in business overshadow relationships.
Quirk (if any)
Sierra is terrified of horses due to a childhood accident. So when Chance, the horse she inherits, keeps getting loose on Ross’s property and into his landscaping plants, she ends up in quirky situations (like the time she was trapped in a hydrangea bush) trying to round up a horse she’s convinced is out to trample her.
Your inspiration for the character.
I wrote Leave it to Chance during a tough season in my life. Sierra and the struggles she faces, especially with her son, came to life as I navigated my own challenges. There are quite a few parallels between her life and mine. As the story unfolded, Ross evolved into a complex man who grew and developed as he faced his own trials.
Single mom of three, Sierra Montgomery is desperate to find a new job to keep from having to move back home and be smothered to death by her mother’s good intentions and overbearing love. Then Sierra inherits Chance, a quirky old gelding that brings Ross Morgan, a handsome landscaper who happens to have an empty barn and fenced pasture, into her life.
But Sierra has a secret. She’s terrified of horses and wary of attractive men. Yet seeing the way her angry son idolizes Ross and adores that old horse forces Sierra to confront her fears and decide if she’s going to remain distrustful and self-reliant, or seek help from God and those who love her.
Tomorrow the spotlight will shine on debut author Jennifer Erin Lavent’s Jessilyn Lassiter ~ please stop by and encourage Jennifer
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