Based on a True Story, “One Pulse,” Romance Novel Released Worldwide: Local author Lesley Ranft sets out to make a difference in people’s lives

Based on a True Story, “One Pulse,” Romance Novel Released Worldwide: Local author Lesley Ranft sets out to make a difference in people’s lives

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Novelist Lesley Ranft is proud to announce the release of her romantic novel “One Pulse,” based on her true-life story. It is now available on the website and on marketplaces worldwide.

As of February 3, 2023 “One Pulse” is also available at the prestigious Walter H. Annenberg Library, home to 33,000 books at the Peddie School (Hightstown, New Jersey).Ms. Ranft is a graduate of The Peddie School, Class of 81 where she was also a Walter H. Annenberg scholarship recipient. 

Set in the turbulent 1990s at the end of the millennium, “One Pulse” tells the beautiful, funny, endearing story of Leah Ashby, a single mother and Manhattan executive poised to break through the corporate “glass ceiling.” She falls in love with free-spirited Anthony Sanchez, a magnetic, soulful Hispanic man from California working hard to overcome a humble upbringing and built-in societal prejudices. The reader follows their passionate romance and conflicts with family and friends. Their transformation into soul mates inexplicably leads them to confront a haunting tragedy, which also reaffirms the value of life, spirituality, and true love.

Throughout, “One Pulse” leads the reader to reflect on the importance of love in a world filled with challenges and strife, to cherish our interpersonal relationships, and to succeed when major life changes take us down pathways to new beginnings.

Bookstores will want to buy this book because their customers will find “One Pulse” hard to resist, said author Lesley Ranft. “People want to read a good story that can bring out smiles and laughter, tears and joy,” she expressed. “This is my first novel. Throughout my 20 years as a medical journalist, I worked hard to help make a difference in people’s lives. ‘One Pulse’ is another way to deliver thought-provoking content with the goal of motivating people to enhance their lives.”

Accordingly book critic Linda Frank, host of the TV program “Writer’s Dream,” said, “I believe ‘One Pulse’ will do very well and I highly recommend it. Readers will relate well to Leah, a single mother in modern times working to break through the glass ceiling. Anthony, her soulmate, is also an interesting character that readers will love. I most enjoyed how the two proceed in love with caution through challenges until nothing can stop them. It reminds me of popular ‘Outlander’ series of romance novels. One Pulse will go far.”

About Lesley Ranft

Lesley Ranft is a veteran medical legal journalist and publicist with over 20 years experience. Lesley has published over 700 articles for medical organizations. Her novel “One Pulse” began as a guide to healthy living and the  documenting of her relationship with her fiancé , but it became her fiancé’s last wish to have Lesley dedicate her life to writing, publish the novel and eventually turn it into a major motion picture. 

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