Alicia Stephens Martin has been a teacher and the owner of Rubee Z Salon in south-central Pennsylvania for over thirty years. She resides on a farmette with her daughter who is an avid equestrian, holding many state and national awards.
Alicia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and has published an interactive children’s workbook for the salon called Let’s Go to the Hairstylist. Her short fiction and non-fiction stories have been published in Salon Ovation Magazine and PBA Progress, and her non-fiction piece “Healing in a Pocket” won the prestigious Bob Hoffman writing award. Her articles have also been published in PA Equestrian, East Coast Equestrian, and From Whispers to Roars.

Jessica McCoy has spent the last two years pretending her husband’s death was an accident. While her adopted daughter and nanny concoct a potion to help Jess find a new husband, Jess is called to rescue a sexy Australian horse-whisperer who is stranded near her Lancaster County farm because of a storm. Is it fate? Or did the girls’ potion deliver him? Meanwhile, FBI agent Sam Quaid is tracking an illegal adoption ring that leads him to the doorstep of his old flame, Jess McCoy. His investigation will uncover secrets that could rip Jess’s world apart Sam must choose between his job, the safety of hundreds of helpless enslaved victims, and the woman he’s always loved.
Can the magical Australian save them?
Or will jealousy and hatred divide them forever?