Regina Hanel, Author
Creating Stories About Powerful Women and Love







ISBN:  978-1-935053-44-6

Formats: Paperback & E-book, 176 pages

Publication Date: March 2011 

Publisher:  Flashpoint Publications (formerly Regal Crest Enterprises)    


“Sam’s not one to let people into her life too easily, but she’s one of the kindest, most warm-hearted people I know. She’s unique. We love her to death.”

“I’ve been seeing why,” Halie said. “She has a way of grabbing onto your heart, before you even know she’s there.”


Plagued by nightmares and sleepless nights after a tragic loss, Park Ranger Samantha Takoda Tyler longs for a calm day at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. But when she's summoned to the chief ranger's office and introduced to Halie Walker, a photojournalist working for The Wild International, her day is anything but calm. When she's assigned to look after Halie, their meeting transforms into a quarrelsome exchange. Over time, the initial chill between the women warms. They grow closer as they spend time together and gain appreciation for each other's work.

But Sam's fear of loss coupled with rising jealousy over an old lover's interest in Halie grinds their budding relationship to a halt. Halie finds that anywhere near Sam is too painful a place to be, and Sam is unable to find the key to open the door to a past that she's purposely kept locked away.

With fires raging out West and in the Targhee National Forest, Sam works overtime, helping fill the staffing shortage. She misses Halie and wants to take a chance with her. Before she gets the opportunity to explain herself, Sam learns the helicopter Halie is on has crashed. Ahead of an oncoming storm, Sam races to the rescue. Can she save the woman she loves? Or will the past replay, closing Sam off from love forever?

This book is available from the following distributors: Ingram, Bella Distribution and the retailers listed below.  If you live in Essex, Hudson, or Passaic counties in New Jersey, you can also request a copy to read from your local library, as part of the PALS Plus cooperative which consists of 21 public libraries and one academic library.                

Thirty percent of the royalties I receive from book sales I'm donating to various charities and non-profits (now and for the life of the book) for cancer research and research for other illnesses, in support of human and animal rights issues, for animal shelters and food banks, and others.