Fences by Laura Bontrager

Fences was the debut novel by Laura Bontrager. Say Books published the first edition, and the rights have now reverted to the author.

The story

“Falling in love is easy. What comes next is the adventure…”
Emma Fox, a sculptor from San Francisco, travels to Tennessee at the invitation of the grandfather she has never met.

Emma Fox is always ready for a new adventure, so when the grandfather she’s never met asks her to visit, she gets in her car and drives halfway across the country to his Tennessee horse ranch. She is shocked by his callous disregard for her family and her wishes. On the other hand – she meets Riley Wilson.

Fences cover

“Falling in love is easy. What comes next is the adventure.”

Riley shouldn’t be drawn to her – she’s the one trying to take the ranch away from him – but he is.  He can’t stay away. So he puts himself out trying to make her fall in love with the place, the horses, even though his employer wants to give everything he’s worked for to Emma.

Only – she doesn’t want it. She’s a San Francisco native with a large family back home and a budding career as an artist. She has no room in her life for a horse farm or a man tied to Tennessee.

Emma discovers that falling in love is the easy part …