True Horizon Ranch
Located in Liberty Ridge, Texas (fictional town located north of Austin)
1,200 acres in Texas prairie country
Owned by the Murray family, who raise Texas Longhorn cattle
The ranch was started by an Army soldier and his Cherokee wife, Erza and Kamama Burchfield, back in 1845. The ranch has stayed in the family for seven generations.
Favorite line: As they drove down the driveway, Grace lowered the car window and deeply breathed in the fresh air of her favorite place in the world. Acres of grassland enveloped the earth for as far as she could see. For eighteen years, this ranch had been her home. Land where she had run wild and free, a dirty but happy girl. Those hills and fields, spotted with her beloved Longhorn, had been her playground.
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Meet Bruce Murray, father to Grace
Profession: Cattle Rancher, works his family’s Texas Longhorn Ranch named True Horizon.
Relationship status: Married for thirty years to his beauty queen sweetheart, Joslyn.
Hobbies: Spending time with his family, eating the good food his wife cooks, and riding around in his old pick-up truck.
Things he does not find enjoyable: Seeing his daughter unhappy and coyote going after his calves.
Dreams for his future: To keep True Horizon Ranch in the family and grow old besides his wife, watching their children and grandchildren thrive.
Favorite Line: “I’m gonna give you a bit of advice. You’ll never accept love until you learn to love yourself. Take some time. Grace will wait. You can put money on it.”
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Meet Heath Carter, hero of True Horizon
Profession: Former Special Operation soldier, currently working as a temporary ranch hand at True Horizon Ranch.
Relationship Status: Single (though his heart is hung up on Grace).
Hobbies: Working on his Harley Davidson motorcycle, taking care of the Longhorn cattle on the ranch, winning at cards and potato sack races against Grace.
Things he finds unenjoyable: Horseback riding, flashbacks of his time in the service, and seeing Grace with her fiance.
Dreams for his future: Heath has no dreams of the future until he arrives at True Horizon and meets Grace. Through the healing power of nature and falling in love, he starts thinking his future isn’t as dark as he once believed.
Favorite Line: “You’re better than I deserve. The smartest thing I’ve ever done was jump into the river after you.” His arms tightened around her. “You are the most beautiful woman I’d ever seen, and I never in a million years thought I had any right to love you.”