Rita Hestand
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Rita Hestand

Rita is a widow, with 2 daughters and 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She writes contemporary, and historical romances along wtih children's books and short stories too. She's dabbled in poetry. You can find her at Amazon.com and smasnwords.com, at ritaphestand.com, also at rhestand.com, at Decadent Publishing, and self publishes. She loves writing, reading, bowling, roller skating, kid parties, and family get togethers. Rita is retired and writes full time now.

She plans on writing until her twilight years. She's got many series planned for your reading enjoyment.

Rita is a very happy woman, who puts God first, family second, and the rest of the world next. She's been through many hard times but feels it always taught her something about life. She's had many jobs and considers this part of her life long education. She feels "If you don't make any mistakes in life, you haven't yet lived." Although not a scholar in any way, Rita feels that life has been the real teacher. Once referred to as having no common sense, Rita has spent a lifetime acquiring some. She's a constant study, and feels that if she ever stops learning that her work here on earth is done.

She used to work at a school and would write poems for the kids during the holidays and stuff. Kids have been an intricate part of Rita's life. She ran a day care for nearly twenty years. She helped to raise her grandkids and is still involved involved in their lives.

You can find free books at Smashwords.com and try them. See how you like her writing. She usually gives a book a month away on TRS, and joins their parties.

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    • Cinderella Nanny

    • The Connor's Series, Book 1
    • By: Rita Hestand
    • Narrated by: Angela Brayfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A son he never knew he had sent Mitch to West Texas to bring him home. But he hadn't counted on running into the boy's voluptuous aunt, who wouldn't consider letting Mike go without her. From the moment they met, it was an attraction neither could deny....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Heart of a Family

    • Brides of the West Series, Book 1
    • By: Rita Hestand
    • Narrated by: Angie Dillard Brayfield
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Bonnie McDaniel had spent the last four years raising her brothers and sister after a tragic accident killed her parents....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Grandma's Ghost Story

    • A Short Story for Kids
    • By: Rita Hestand
    • Narrated by: Eileen Rizzo/Eye Hear Voices
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    When Kendall quits stopping by after school to see Grandma Tyler, Grandma knows she has to find out why....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grandma secret

    • By JOAN STETTNER on 07-11-16

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Better off without Her

    • Western Serial Killers Series, Book 1
    • By: Rita Hestand
    • Narrated by: Ryan Muschamp
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Victor Frank is no ordinary killer. For one, he kills women with his bare hands. When he kills John T.'s mother and tells him he's "better off without her," John T. swears he'll track him down....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Far Side of Lonesome

    • By: Rita Hestand
    • Narrated by: Mark Kamish
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Jeb and Hoot get more than they bargained for when they trade horses with an Indian village....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Good story

    • By Martha Dunlap on 09-13-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Good Day for a Hanging

    • The Western Serial Killer Series 2
    • By: Rita Hestand
    • Narrated by: Todd Waites
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    There'd been several killings in Melville. Unusual killings, no witnesses, no clues, and no suspects. Sheriff Jim Bonner was having a time trying to narrow his search down....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Heart of a Woman

    • Brides of the West, Book 3
    • By: Rita Hestand
    • Narrated by: Angela Brayfield
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Emily Carrington was running away from her controlling Uncle and overbearing fiancé. When she met Cole Morgan, he told her he didn't allow unmarried women....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Halloween Witness

    • By: Rita Hestand
    • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When the local town drunk sees a murder committed on Boot Hill on Halloween night, will anyone pay any attention to his story? Sheriff Joe Grubbs, though skeptical, investigates....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Neat Thriller Western With a Twist

    • By Teresa on 03-01-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Red Jacket

    • By: Rita Hestand
    • Narrated by: Ray Greenley
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Jeremy Michael Myers was my friend. We walked home from school together. Then one day, everything changed, and I had to decide if Jeremy was still my friend....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Patsy on 04-29-16

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Ask No Tomorrows

    • Dreamcatcher Series, Book 3
    • By: Rita Hestand
    • Narrated by: Angie Dillard Brayfield
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Sam Tanner buried a man hanging from a tree the day he met Riley Morgan. He could tell from the moment he met her that she was trouble. After all, she was white and he was black....

    Regular price: $19.95

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