New Beginnings


New beginnings are everywhere around us. Some are small. Some aren’t. Each day is a new beginning. And just recently our country had a new beginning. We swore in a new president.


Our personal life is filled with new beginnings as well. Whether we decide to start a new career after our children are grown, or relocate to another state, new beginnings can be both challenging as well as rewarding.

Recently, after a lot of prayer, my husband and I decided to sell our cabin in Colorado. It was a very hard decision to make as we love Colorado and feel as if its our second home, but we realized since our granddaughters came along, we rarely use the cabin anymore. It’s too hard to be away from them for any length of time. This year was our first year not going to Colorado, and while we missed the people we’ve met there and the beautiful mountains, we know that Colorado will be there when our granddaughters are older. God willing, we will be able to return there again.


New beginnings is the story idea behind my upcoming February 17th Christian romance release, Grace And The Rancher.



Grace Bradford is living a lie. To the world she has the perfect life: A promising country music career and a husband who adores her. But her husband isn’t the man everyone believes him to be. When a car accident widows her and ends her career, Grace escapes to Delaney Mountain. But moving to the remote town doesn’t wipe away the ugly secret of her marriage. Kyle Delaney never intended to return to Delaney Mountain, but he promises his dying father that he’ll turn their land into a working cattle ranch. He uproots his life in Austin, sells his flourishing business as a music agent, and returns to the Colorado town of his childhood. Can a runaway singer and a makeshift rancher, thrust together by circumstance and held together by the common thread of loss and a love of music, find hope and a happily-ever-after under the stars of Delaney Mountain?


So what about you? Are you going through a new beginning in your life? If so, how are you dealing with it?

All the best…


Mary Alford



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1 Response to New Beginnings

  1. Sally Shupe says:

    I love that cabin! New beginnings are hard. They take a lot of prayer and knowing you are doing the right thing.


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