McClintock has always been attracted to the idea of a simpler and rougher way of life and drew on that attraction to develop the characters and lives of the Gallagher family.
MK McClintock is also the author of Gallagher's Pride, the first of her Montana Gallagher novels. She lives on beautiful Flathead Lake in Montana and spends any free time she has photographing her beautiful surroundings, hiking with her Saint Bernard, and baking in the kitchen.
The Book: Isabelle Rousseau must escape New Orleans and the memory of her family's tragic loss. With her younger brother in tow, she accepts a position as the new schoolteacher in Briarwood, Montana. Desperate to keep what's left of her family together, Isabelle joins her life with a stranger only to discover that trust and hope go hand in hand.
Gabriel Gallagher lived each day as it came believing he had everything he could possibly want . . . until a determined woman and her brother arrive with a little luggage and a lot of secrets. It will take a drastic choice to protect her and give them both hope for the future.