Leigh Bale here. Many of you read my last book titled HEALING THE FOREST RANGER, which included Dal Savatch as a secondary character. I've received so many kind emails asking me to write his story. So, that's exactly what I did. Dal's story is out this month and titled THE FOREST RANGER'S RETURN. After being injured in Afghanistan, former U.S. Marine Dal Savatch thought he'd lost everything. But working on a horse ranch for disabled children teaches him to appreciate the life he still has. When the new forest ranger in town turns out to be Dal's first love, his tranquil world is turned upside down. For years, Julie Granger's been carrying a painful secret that's prevented her from having what she wants most; a family. Reuniting with Dal has her suddenly believing in dreams she thought were long buried.
This poignant story deals with the trauma of PTSD in war and in life. My son is a U.S. Marine and has many friends who have been injured in war. But it occurred to me that some people can face serious trauma right here in the states and you don't have to go into battle to suffer PTSD symptoms.
Do you have any friends or family members serving in the military? Or perhaps they've suffered some other kind of trauma right here at home? It's a difficult issue. My heart goes out to anyone who has such a trial in their life.
Best wishes. And enjoy! Leigh Bale