In every story, there’s a plot, some main characters and some minor characters, and some tension that keeps the plot moving forward until it’s resolved.
As in real life, characters can choose to take the high road or (as in real life), they can behave badly.
In Book 1, Fool Me Once, realtor Ronnie Chandler has made a new life for herself and she’s none too pleased when her ex-husband, now a U.S. senator, makes a fact-finding trip to Tennessee and his path crosses hers. He asks for a second chance and it’s up to Ronnie to decide if she can take the high road, can forgive and forget.
In Book 2, A Bitter Wind Blows, the tension occurs when an interloper drives a wedge between Ronnie and Mindy Morrison-Myers, her best friend/neighbor/riding buddy. When the friendship implodes, it’s Mindy who wants a second chance and it’s up to Ronnie, again, to take the high road or not.
In Book 3, Signs of Life, villainess Alix Hamilton wreaks enough havoc in several lives that none of her victims is willing to take the high road.
And in Book 4, Ride A Pale Horse, there’s no high road to be taken when it’s discovered that Pete Becker, Dana Beaumont’s recently-hired barn manager, isn’t who he said he was.
These titles comprise the Riverwood series and readers will enjoy rooting for most of the characters as the story develops. Book 5, far And Away, is the current work in progress.