Wednesday, February 20, 2019

There's nothing like a happy ending!

Hi Everyone, Danica Favorite here, and I have to tell you how much I love a happy ending! That's why I write romance. Today's happy ending is special to me, and I had to share it with you. You might remember in previous blogs that I asked for prayers for our horse, Ava. I've been keeping you all updated, and today's update is the best of all.

Ava is completely healed!!

She'll always have scars on her legs, and we have to slowly work her back up to where she was, but my daughters rode her again for the first time this week. We didn't get pictures in all the excitement, but I'm sure there will be plenty in the future.

 It's so amazing to me, remembering how we weren't sure she'd even make it, and to just hope that we'd have a pasture horse, to know having hope of her being ridden again. We still have to take it slow, and she's still not yet fully back with our other horses, but we're working on it. So, soon.

But here's the other wonderful part. The vet thanked us for not giving up on Ava. I didn't know what that meant, but then I found out that most people would have put her down, especially with how grim things looked. I had asked about it, but only in terms of whether or not she'd needlessly suffer. It had never occurred to me that some people wouldn't have wanted to take care of her injuries and nurse her back to health, not knowing if she'd ever be able to be ridden again. Some friends of ours were at the vet's, and another horse had come in, with similar, but not as bad, leg injuries as Ava. The people didn't know what to do, and the vet pulled out pictures of Ava and her recovery, and our friends joined in, and they all told the people about how, with a lot of love, and a little patience, their horse can recover, just like Ava did. We didn't just save Ava, but we saved this other horse, and countless others who go in to one of the few horse surgeons, looking to save their horse.

I know people don't always get happy endings, but can I tell you that there is nothing like the feeling of participating in one.

And that is why I write romance.

Speaking of romance, my first release for Love Inspired is out this month, Her Cowboy Inheritance. I'm very excited to share Three Sisters Ranch with you, and it should come as no surprise that those stories are all about getting a second chance.

About the book:

A new life. A new start.
And a new love at the
Three Sisters Ranch

Inheriting a ranch with her two sisters is the fresh start widowed mom Leah Holloway desperately needs. The problem? Leah knows nothing about ranching. And the only person willing to teach her is Shane Jackson, the handsome and oh-so-infuriating cowboy next door. Trusting each other means they’ll risk everything—including a connection that might just blossom into something dangerously real…

About Danica:

A self-professed crazy chicken lady, Danica Favorite loves the adventure of living a creative life. She and her family recently moved in to their dream home in the mountains above Denver, Colorado.  Danica loves to explore the depths of human nature and follow people on the journey to happily ever after. Though the journey is often bumpy, those bumps are what refine imperfect characters as they live the life God created them for. Oops, that just spoiled the ending of all of Danica’s stories. Then again, getting there is all the fun.

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  1. Love your happy ending, Danica. I'm so pleased Ava is healed. Those scars are just medals for what she's accomplished. And your decision saved another horse as well. Amazing. Congrats on the new series release. I love the cover of Her Cowboy Inheritance.

  2. I love this happy ending, Danica! God is good. He even takes care of our animals. Bless you for helping Ava through her injury. Now her recovery is helping others deal with similar situations. This needs to be in one of your books!

    1. Thanks Debby! I'm planning on an Ava story... someday!

  3. Oh, Danica, my horse-loving heart is SO happy reading this. I'm happy for Ava, happy for the other family, and happy for you!

    We had to make a similar decision when we discovered our dog had cancer. We had literally 15 minutes to make a decision about whether to attempt to save him with a second surgery because the first one had created sepsis. We knew we couldn't decide to put him down in 15 minutes so we said yes. Then the vet suggested chemo, but warned us that the longest any dog had ever lived was one year. On this love your pet day, I've had my FOUR YEAR survivor curled next to me as I write. Saying yes to that surgery was our best decision!

    From one HEA lover to another.

    1. I'm so glad to hear that about your dog! I love hearing happy pet stories!

  4. Wonderful news about Ava! A true testament to your love and compassion.
    I love HEA's too!

  5. THIS post made me smile today, Danica. Big big smiles for you, your family and precious Ava. Oh what love and patience can do for a beloved animal. Blessings!


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