Far From Home

Elena Sauseda is a beautiful young Mexican girl, eldest daughter of Teodor Sauseda, the Round Top Ranch’s general manager in Texas. Readers are introduced to the RTR in Book 1, Fool Me Once, learning that it’s one of The Westlake Group’s early investments and they meet Elena in Book 2, A Bitter Wind Blows.

NantucketAs the story continues, Elena chafes at her careful upbringing under the watchful eyes of her parents, her extended family and all of the RTR’s ranch hands. She wants to see more of the world and in Book 4 of the Riverwood saga, Ride A Pale Horse, applies for a summer job as nanny to two small boys on Nantucket, far from home. The family falls madly in love with Elena…and she falls madly in love with their teenage son.

At the same time, it’s Stephanie Deschaines, teenage daughter of  The Westlake Group’s Luc Deschaines, who travels from her home in Virginia to spend the summer after her high school graduation at the RTR, taking advantage of  Elena’s unoccupied bedroom. She intends to spend the time improving her Spanish before matriculating at her father’s alma mater, Dartmouth College.

Readers will enjoy the twists of fate in Book 4, Ride A Pale Horse, with Elena and Stephanie as main characters.


Author: linnhemccarron

Have completed four Contemporary Fiction/Romance novels in The Riverwood Series. The first was released in August 2018; the second is under contract and in the process of edits. The third book and fourth books are in the queue. The fifth is now the current work-in-progress. The setting is Big South Fork, Tennessee which is known as "The Trailriding Capital of the Southeast" so these stories will all appeal to horse lovers who love to read books about horses.

2 thoughts on “Far From Home”

  1. Intriguing! Just how young is she? (sideways smile) I ask because I’m wondering if she’s “just a little older” than the teenage boy. I don’t know why that thought came to mind so quickly.


    1. She’s actually only 15 and spends the summer on Nantucket as nanny to two young boys. She’s a very sheltered girl from a close Mexican family and her father worries about her being so far from all that’s familiar. And he has good reason for concern as she’s in a parallel universe; he has someone else’s teenage daughter spending the summer on the ranch to improve her Spanish before she heads off to college in the fall.


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