COMING HOME is Coming December 4

Tracy GarrettDo you remember the first time you were in a new place or met a new person and felt you belonged, that you’d finally come home? Maybe it’s a new house, where you walked in the front door and said to yourself “This is what I’ve been looking for.” Mine was the first date with my future husband. I knew this man was my “home” no matter where life took us—and it’s taken us quite a few places!

In my short story, COMING HOME, Jericho Hawken meets Maryland Henry and her three nieces and knows he’s found what he’s been searching for. But there are some big boulders in their path to happiness.

I’m so happy to share that Coming Home is being released as an electronic short story for only .99! [It was first released as part of the Hearts and Spurs anthology from Prairie Rose Publications.]

Coming Home CoverHere’s a little taste:

COMING HOME: Sometimes it takes two to make dreams come true.

When a man who believes he’ll never have a home and family…
Former U.S. Marshal Jericho Hawken should have been shepherding a wagon train to new territory, but he unwillingly left them vulnerable to a vicious raider. The murder of the settlers he was supposed to be guarding is the hardest thing he’s ever had to face…until he meets the sister of one of the settlers. 

…finds a woman who has lost everything…
Instead of a joyous reunion with her brother, Maryland Henry has come to River’s Bend to take responsibility for her three orphaned nieces. Fired from her teaching position and with no other family on whom to rely, Mary believes Jericho Hawken is responsible for all her woes. Or is he what she’s been searching for all along?

It takes a lot of forgiveness and a few fireworks to realize that together their dreams can come true.


He watched Mary’s throat work as she battled back tears that made her blue eyes seem huge in her pale face. When she squared her shoulders and lifted her chin, he knew his time for avoiding the truth was over.

“What happened, Mr. Hawken?”

Self-loathing threatened to choke him. “I’m not sure.”

She glanced at Matt, then returned her piercing gaze to Jericho. “I don’t understand. Did it happen at night? Was it too dark for you to see?”

He gulped down the liquid in his glass and carefully set the crystal aside when he wanted to hurl it against the stone hearth. “I wasn’t there.”


“I was in jail.”


Coming Home will be released on DECEMBER 4. Stop by my website,, to keep up on what’s new. And thanks for visiting today!




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20 thoughts on “COMING HOME is Coming December 4”

  1. The time I felt I was really “home” was on my first trip to Hawaii with my ex. We both had that feeling of a sense that it was where we belonged and we would return every summer. Prior to that, I never felt I belonged anywhere. I still don’t. We spent many days discussing moving there. After we got divorced, he finally made the move and has been there 12 years. We are still really good friends and hr shares his adventures with me all the time through texts and emails.

      • We had a friend on Oahu. That’s who my ex went to work for when he moved there. So, we would visit there and then go to another island. Usually it was Kauai, but we went to Maui once. I never made it to The Big Island. I hope to get there one day. Gotta keep playing and win that lottery before I can travel anywhere these days.

  2. very nice post,we never know what God has in store for us,,I was born and raised in TN and ended up in Vermont,,never would have believed that

  3. Thank you for a great post! Getting to know my husband felt “at home”….very comfortable, wonderful!

  4. Sounds like a neat story! I always feel “home” when I come back from a trip and enter my area I live in. The country and homey feel of the small town always feel welcome to me.

  5. This is such a wonderful story, Tracy! I’m glad it’s being released as a single with a beautiful new cover.

    The first time I stepped onto the streets of Sheridan, I knew I found where I belonged and started plotting my move here. A year later, I quit my job in DC and moved back to Wyoming and home in the Bighorn mountains.

  6. The day I looked at the house we now have was one of those “coming home” days. We had been looking for a house to retire to for months. We were driving 8 hours one way every weekend to look, but the realtor (a friend of a friend) was showing us what he felt we should buy, not what we wanted. I went down alone and spent a week looking at houses in the area and a neighboring state. One day we drove by a house that was just what we wanted and it was for sale. The realtor acted surprised when I pointed it out as what we were looking for. He had no idea. It was even one of the ones I had circled in the MLS listings. He arranged to show it the next day. My friend came with me to look at it. I really liked it when I first saw it from the street. When we went inside, we entered a new addition (a terrible california room added onto a gingerbread victorian farm house). The minute I stepped over the threshold into the old part of the house, I felt a welcoming. I stopped and just stood there. My friend behind me whispered, this is your house. I put an offer on it that afternoon and then called my husband to tell him what I’d done. We love the house, but it needed major renovation. I had a second welcome our first night in the house. I woke up in the middle of the night, feeling a presence in the room. It was like someone was watching saying “so you’re the new owners. You’ll do.” We have since discovered there are several ghosts sharing the house with us.
    Best wishes for a successful release for COMING HOME. Sounds good.

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