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The Chosen Child

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Sales Rank:
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Pages:
288
Publication Date:
01/17/2012
Format:
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Series:
Count on a Cop , #1257
File Size:
778 KB
ISBN13:
9781459229037
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About the Author
Though Brenda Mott grew up in a suburb of Denver in an apartment complex, she's always had a great love of the outdoors and horses. Having family members on the eastern plains of Colorado who owned farmland and had access to horses allowed her to finally learn to ride at the age of 14.

She soon became interested in junior rodeo and received her first horse - a beautiful palomino quarter horse mare that she named Starfire - at the age of 16. Mott trained the mare herself for rodeo events such as barrel racing and pole bending, and she went on to compete in rodeos and gymkhanas for a number of years. As an adult she moved to the country and has lived on a small farm or ranch (for the most part) ever since.

In the early '80s Mott combined her love of horses and writing, and she began penning nonfiction articles for Horse&Rider magazine and its sister publications. She also wrote numerous short stories in the horror genre under a pseudonym and had a few of them published in pulp magazines.

A short time later she tried her hand at writing romance fiction. After working hard on over a dozen manuscripts and receiving enough rejection slips to wallpaper a house, she finally got "The Call" from Paula Eykelhof, then Senior Editor for the Harlequin Superromance line. (Ms. Eykelhof has since been promoted.)

"I was stunned. I'd waited 15 years to get that call. I still pinch myself, ecstatic that my dream has finally come true."

A Colorado native, Mott left her home state in the spring of 2002 due to the rising cost of land there and because of the massive development going on in Colorado.

"I hate the growth. I know it's inevitable, but that doesn't mean I have to like it."

She relocated her family to eastern Tennessee where they made their home on 10 acres deep in the woods. "Our land rests on the bank of a river, completely surrounded by mountains. Very secluded and peaceful, not to mention breathtakingly beautiful. The perfect place for a writer to work!"

Mott is married to her longtime friend and high school flame, David, and together they own five horses, two goats, eight cats and a dozen dogs.

"There is no animal shelter in our county. Sadly enough, people often dump unwanted dogs and puppies off on the back roads near our home. We take them in and either find them good homes or keep them. I get attached very easily. With my two children grown and out of the house, now living in other states, I'm suffering deeply from empty nest, and it helps to know that these animals need me, though it breaks my heart to see an animal abused or mistreated. It also makes me furious beyond words. I wish more people would spay and neuter and realize that an animal is a lifetime commitment."

Mott often includes horses and other animals in her stories and generally uses a rural setting. "Write what you know is basically the main rule I live by."

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Great character study
In Deer Creek, Colorado after three miscarriages in two years shake their marriage, Nikki and Cody Somers decide to try vitro fertilization with her sister Amanda as the surrogate mother. Everything is going smooth until Amanda stops at a roadside situation on an isolated mountain road, and a hit and run drunk plows through her. Baby Anna is dead before she is born and a badly battered Amanda goes home in Tennessee to physically and mentally recover........................ Four months later, Nikki and Cody still grieve with the teacher heading east to see her sibling while the cop is unable to move past catching the culprit. Their marriage looks over. While Nikki is in Tennessee, Cody ¿busts¿ preadolescent Dustin Holbrook for vandal. The kid¿s foster parents agree to leave Dusty with Cody. After Nikki returns home to the surprise of having a former student residing with them, she and husband struggle to move on with Dusty¿s needs serving as a solid incentive if they can get past their loss........................ THE CHOSEN CHILD is obviously not a romance, but more a character study that concentrates on grieving being personal as each person must move on at their pace and style. The lead couple¿s exertions are realistic and deftly handled so that anyone who has suffered a loss will empathize with them. Though Dustin is a convenient impetus to bring the pair together, readers will appreciate this strong family drama....................... Harriet Klausner
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January 10, 2005
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