At the beginning of Book 4, Ride A Pale Horse, realtor Ronnie Chandler Deschaines is thrilled when the first phase of Riverwood is complete and parcels are offered for sale. She and her real estate partners have opened a sales office at Riverwood and she spends her time there now, while Rickie Ahlers remains as managing broker at Horse Country Real Estate.
One of Ronnie’s first sales is a prime 20-acre parcel bought by Dana Beaumont, a wealthy woman from New England. She and Ronnie seem to have much in common and quickly establish a rapport when Ms. Beaumont arrives in Tennessee to look at property.
Ronnie herself is in the process of moving into the Riverwood home she’ll share with her husband, Luc Deschaines. It’s simple, efficient and it suits its surroundings, conveying the casual, rural ambiance Ronnie and Luc envisioned for the equestrian community they were instrumental in developing.
Dana asks Ronnie to recommend an architect to design her new house. By now, Rickie and handsome Tulsa architect, Aaron Marks, are an item; this project is exactly what Aaron needs after resigning from his large metropolitan firm and moving to Tennessee, opening his own office there at Riverwood. He agrees to take on Dana Beaumont’s commission and everyone’s happy.
Aren’t they? Well, they are until Ronnie realizes that Dana Beaumont is building a monstrosity of a McMansion.
That’s the first time Ronnie wishes Ms. Beaumont had never heard of Riverwood, but it won’t be the last!
Book 4 is the current work in progress.