Today is the day that the charity anthology, Hope for Ukraine, meets the world! I’m so excited to be a part of this project and to have my short story, Forever and Always, included with other amazing stories of hope, courage, strength, and love.

My story, Forever and Always, is a prequel to Every Deep Desire (book 1 in the bestselling Deadly Force series). It takes place on the day Juliet Capel and Rafe Montfort get married in spite of a 17th century curse, her angry father, and the disapproval of those who live on Isle of Grace where Rafe and Juliet grew up.

She must fight against a 17th century curse

Juliet Capel, from a remote southern sea isle shrouded in history and secrets, has always feared the Capel curse. A centuries-old story that says a Capel woman will never find happiness with a man from the Montfort family. Yet, despite the threats of death and destruction, she’s determined to marry Rafe Montfort, the only man she’s ever loved. Except her father won’t walk her down the aisle, the people of the isle refuse to come to the wedding, and a missing package means she’s a bride without a dress. 

to save their happy ending.

Green Beret Rafe Montfort is determined to marry the woman he’s adored his entire life. But first he has to convince the people of Isle of Grace, where they both grew up, to support Juliet on her wedding day despite an accused witch’s curse and her father’s fear of strange bowing men who roam the isle. Then Rafe must prove to Juliet the 17th century curse isn’t real and that risking her heart is the only way to find a forever-and-always kind of love. Even if it means leaving the isle, and everyone she loves, behind forever.

From the Publisher ~ “The struggles faced by the Ukrainian people are grave, their situation heart-wrenching. But their bravery during these dark days has been a light that has captivated and won the hearts of the world. The stories compiled in Hope for Ukraine seek to capture the essence of resilience and courage that we see daily in the Ukrainian people. This anthology includes tales of perseverance, overcoming insurmountable odds, sacrifice, tenacity, and redemption from a variety of genres.
While no one knows what the future holds, one thing is clear: the road forward for Ukraine will be a difficult one. As such, all proceeds from sales of Hope for Ukraine will be donated to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, in the hopes that we, too, can be a beacon of light, love, and hope for those facing darkness and despair.”

List of stories and contributing authors:

* Forever and Always by Sharon Wray

* Sunflowers are Yellow by Kim Adkins

*Trust Your Instincts by Lauren Hanson

*Battle of a Lifetime by Lore Nicole

*Deep Roots by Kate Seger

*Sacrifices by Maria Delaney

*A Sunrise on Occupied Lands by F. Stephan

*Love Letter by Tracy Broemer

*Totally Stepped by Zoey Indiana

*Homecoming by Wren Michaels

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