Becky Rossgarden is a successful sixth-grade teacher at Farmsburg Elementary School in rural Pennsylvania. She understands what her students endure; her own childhood was not ideal. She also owns a farm, where she loves to work and spend time with horses. Becky possesses a natural and genuine integrity. She is smart, attractive, and has a driving flair for life.
Enter Ben Davidson, DVM, the new veterinarian in town. When he and Becky become acquainted, the connection becomes one of human and spiritual growth. Becky wonders whether this kind, good-looking, and captivating man might prove too good to be true. As they Ride into Life, the two grow together in their relationship, stumbling through the present, battling their pasts, and hoping to embrace a future together. Can Ben progress forward and feel peace from a guilt-ridden, tragic life event? How can a free spirit like Becky, raised in the absence of religion, feel drawn to Christianity and particularly, the structure of Catholicism? Will Ben’s religious passion draw her in or push her far away? Real life experiences make this a compelling novel of faith, healing, and romance.
Mindy Savoia is a retired educator and K-12 principal. Her undergraduate studies at Rutgers College and M.Ed from Lesley College paved the runway for travel to adventures that have embodied the love of learning. God has always been central in her life. She and her husband live in the mountains of northern Arizona, where she also writes music, plays guitar, sings joyfully in church, hikes, and travels to visit her children and grandchild.