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"Rescue Me" from YESTERDAY'S PROMISE - Aspen Gold Series Anthology

Love dogs, mountains, and happy endings? Don't miss this collection of heartwarming stories set in the beautiful mountains of Colorado.


Yesterday's Promise

A high-stakes poker game, first meets, a dog rescue, loves lost and rekindled, and life-altering choices fill the history of Spencer, Colorado. Discover the challenges faced in these heartwarming stories crafted by the multi-author group who brings you romantic fiction at its finest in The Aspen Gold Series.

This collection includes:

"The Card Game" M.A. Jewell

"Some Days Are Diamonds" Lizzie Starr

"Ah, Venice" Debra Hines

"First Chance" Donna Kaye

"Racing Hearts" Bernadette Jones

"Rescue Me" Cheryl St. John


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"Rescue Me"

Guest Post by Cheryl St. John

I had the idea for a dog rescue center years ago, but when I proposed the idea to my publisher, they didn’t want a paraplegic hero. I wasn’t willing to change him, so the idea went on file for later. ‘Later’ happened when our Aspen Gold group came up with the idea for stories that precede the series. I remembered my dog rescuer, and knew she’d be a perfect addition to Spencer. I dug out the old proposal and set to tweaking—leaving in my paraplegic hero. He had his day in the sun, and I think he’s perfect.

Dog loving Natalie Jordan has four days to raise funds to rescue thirty animals from euthanasia. When charming, handsome and rich Paralympian Avery Sawyer shows up ready to help if she becomes his partner, is she willing to take a risk on business…and love?

Abby was Natalie Jordan’s first adoption. Shortly after moving to the farm, she took in the skittish White Swiss Shepherd found running loose with a collar imbedded in her neck. Three years later Abby’s bark is still hoarse and she doesn’t use it much. Her vocal cords were damaged, and it was a miracle she hadn’t starved or suffered permanent damage to her throat and esophagus. Abby is Natalie’s gentle giant, a calm, loving companion.

Goliath, a half-Chihuahua, half-toy poodle that looks like something from a Muppet movie

and barely weighs four pounds with a full belly had been her next project. General consensus is that Goliath’s combination of salt and pepper hair mixed with tufts of gray, combined with his pointy ears make him too ugly to be adoptable, but to her he’s adorable. It took weeks of patience to correct his bad habit of lifting his leg wherever he smelled an interesting scent. Now he spends his time watering the entire outdoors.

Natalie’s third house dog is a brown and white Russell terrier she lovingly named Daughtry. The gas station owner discovered the canine tied to a trash can behind the gas station. Malnourished and filthy, Daughtry had lost his fur due to a skin disease. With medication and adequate diet, his coat filled in, and he’s now an alert and friendly fellow, though he has an awkward gait and isn’t very fast due to a past leg injury. He loves carrots as treats.

Would you adopt one of these adorable darlings?


The Author

Author Cheryl St. John

Cheryl St. John is the author of more than fifty historical and contemporary romances. Her stories have earned numerous awards and are published in over a dozen languages. In describing her stories of second chances and redemption, readers and reviewers use words like, “emotional punch, hometown feel, core values, believable characters and real-life situations.” Her bestselling non-fiction books, Writing With Emotion, Tension & Conflict and Write Smart, Write Happy by Writers Digest Books are available in print and digital.



Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release: September 1, 2021

Publisher: Aspen Gold Books

Type: Short Story Collection

Content Rating: 4 Hearts—We're getting hot in here! These characters know how to have a good time. Lucky for us, they don't go into too much detail.

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