Taking a minute out of your busy day to reflect can be challenging. However, our souls often long for the chance to connect with God’s presence in our daily lives.
The second volume of Thinking Loud, Thinking Clearly! is filled with more thought-provoking stories designed for reflection to provide you with the opportunity to strengthen your spiritual relationship with God. In each real-life story, you’ll meet and journey with intriguing characters while drawing guidance from their experiences and accompanying scriptures.
Whether you simply choose to reflect on the truthful words of wisdom found in each story or journal your thoughts in response to the exercises provided, you’ll discover inspiration on every page.
All it takes is a minute to start. If you’re seeking insight or growth, these moving stories will transform your day—and your life.
An inspirational story about taking a chance, following your vision, and thriving in one of the US’s wildest emerging industries, 2022 Independent Press Award Distinguished Favorite Unconventional profiles Jamie Andrea Garzot’s journey as one of California’s legal cannabis industry pioneers.
Jamie Andrea Garzot was one of the least likely people to become a cannabis entrepreneur, advocate, and industry pioneer. She had no business background. She was not involved in politics. She had only a four-figure capital investment to start with. And, surprisingly, she had very limited experience with cannabis products. So how did Garzot find herself at the forefront of California’s cannabis movement?
In this inspirational memoir, Garzot describes her trajectory from a cannabis retail rookie navigating an unregulated market to a cannabis authority. During her time in the industry, she developed a wildly successful line of artisanal edibles, managed $12 million a year in all-cash sales, and became an advocate for cannabis legislation at the state capitol—all of which led to an eventual acquisition by High Times, one of the most recognized names in the industry. From office intrigues, personal crises, and shifting regulations to teamwork, innovation, and community leadership, Garzot, with good-natured humor, shares how thinking creatively, planning ahead, and forming connections in the most unlikely places contributed to her success in a continually shifting business landscape.
Unconventional is the story of an industry in its wild heyday, the inner workings of local and state government and cannabis’s dicey road to regulation, and the seismic changes in the way cannabis was distributed and sold. But it is also the story of one woman’s tenacious spirit and all the lessons she learned the hard way—by refusing to give power to fear, taking risks, building community in a volatile environment, and listening to what people wanted—and how staying true to her vision paid off every step of the way.
Anyone who has ever dreamed of following their gut and reinventing their life will be inspired by Garzot’s unusual and unconventional journey.
Rachel needs to fly to a small town in Alaska. Handsome pilot Noah is going that direction. If only a matchmaker didn’t try to help.
Rachel’s never chosen her own path in life. She’s in Alaska to bring her brother back to manage the family business. The business she wants to run.
But she does what she’s asked.
Noah’s an Alaska pilot who’s more interested in his airplane than romance. His brothers and parents are important to him, though. And his matchmaking mother is at it again.
A short airplane ride turns into an adventure. Rachel and Noah will have to protect their hearts.
Matchmakers don’t always win. Or do they?
If you enjoy Hallmark movies and sweet romance with a dash of fun, Accidentally Matched and the Alaska Matchmakers series may be right for you.
Buy Accidentally Matched now to find out if the match worked!
You may have met Noah’s brother, Adam, in Crazy About Alaska. Adam has four brothers and each will find love in the Alaska Matchmakers Romances.
This is a standalone book which is part of a series. It’s clean and wholesome with no sex or swearing. The author is from Alaska, so she knows the real Alaska.
Alaska Dream Romances
Falling for Alaska - Jemma & Nathaniel
Loving Alaska - Bree & Michael
Merrying in Alaska - Leah & Ben
Crazy About Alaska - Holly & Adam
Alaska Matchmakers Romances (Adam's Brothers)
Accidentally Matched - Noah & Rachel
Finally Matched - Mark & Maddie
Hopefully Matched - Jack & Aimee
Merrily Matched - Joe & Molly
Surprisingly Matched - Andy & Samantha
West Golden—so easy to hate, yet so hard to resist.
Don’t let that pretty face of his fool you. He isn’t the boy next door, or the kind you trust with your heart. He’s the devil in designer jeans, with all the charm of a bona fide psycho.
He swears I did something to cross him before I even stepped foot inside Cypress Prep, but it’s a lie. No one knows better than me that I’m all out of chances. One more misstep and I can kiss my future goodbye, which means I can’t possibly be guilty of whatever he thinks I’ve done.
West marks me with a target anyway, and as this town’s football star, no one dares to go against him. His money, status, and the loyalty of his equally entitled brothers makes him seem untouchable. Only, I know better than that.
This false god isn’t infallible like he wants the world to believe. Whenever I stare into those devilish green eyes, I see it plain as day. The chink in his armor. His one and only weakness.
The King of Cypress Prep has finally met his match and taking him down just became an inside job.
The Golden Boys are all smokin’ hot, but there’s only one guy for Blue Riley, which means this romance isn’t a reverse harem. Also, full disclosure, this saga does contain strong bully themes. So, if you’re not into romances where hate turns into love (well … eventually), and if you don’t like your heroes of the unapologetically alpha variety, this might not be the book for you.
There is no rape or dubious consent whatsoever. However, the series does contain adult themes and sexual situations. One-click and get lost in this series today! Smooches! RJ & NT
“The best kind of dystopian novel: one rooted deeply in the hearts of his characters and emphasizing hope and connection over fear.… Compelling, realistic, and impossible to put down.”—Booklist
Four survivors come together as the country rebuilds in the aftermath of a devastating pandemic. With stunning foresight, this character-driven postapocalyptic suspense is an intimate, hopeful look at how people can move forward by creating something better.
How do you start over after the end of the world?
Six years after a virus wiped out most of the planet’s population, former pop star Moira is living under a new identity to escape her past—until her domineering father launches a sweeping public search to track her down. Desperate for a fresh start herself, jaded event planner Krista navigates the world for those still too traumatized to go outside, but she never reaches out on her own behalf. Rob has tried to protect his daughter, Sunny, by keeping a heartbreaking secret, but when strict government rules threaten to separate parent and child, Rob needs to prove himself worthy in the city’s eyes by connecting with people again.
Krista, Moira, Rob and Sunny meet by circumstance and their lives begin to twine together. When reports of another outbreak throw the fragile society into panic, the friends are forced to finally face everything that came before—and everything they still stand to lose. Because sometimes having one person is enough to keep the world going.
“This postapocalyptic slice-of-life novel delivers big emotions by keeping the focus small… By foregrounding family, Chen manages to imbue his apocalypse with heart, hope, and humanity. Sci-fi fans will delight in this lovingly rendered tale.”—Publisher’s Weekly
They're stranded beyond the known stars. Will Peter Dawe’s perilous mission with a brother he despises end in death?
A lost starship’s settlers, isolated on an uncharted alien world, manage to terraform a mountain-ringed valley into a rich replica of Earth. Despite their success reproducing the environment they need to survive and thrive, only tenuous forces hold together the human colony on the world of Not What We Were Looking For. The governor’s appropriation of the western settlers’ weapons for the city strains those bonds to breaking point—and then beyond when Peter Dawe’s father sends him to get the weapons back.
Twenty-year-old Peter Dawe’s restless nature easily endures the lost colony world’s rigors. His genetic modifications make it even easier. So when Peter retrieves the family weapon, he also brings back a motorbike, a piece of technology no longer available to everyone.
It would be a fine prize to keep to himself. He won it. He earned it. He quickly learns that his brother Simon lies in wait to take what isn’t his. Simon wants more than just the motorbike. He wants Peter’s glory.
But when Peter’s father forces him to take his hated older brother on Peter’s next mission, the pair must not only navigate the city’s perils and politics but learn to work together—when neither thinks the other should be in charge. Their success—and their very lives—depend on it. Or will Peter be proven right that he should have faced this task alone?
Simple Service is the first book in the immersive Martha's Sons science fiction series. If you like gripping action, insurmountable odds, and alien worlds, you’ll love Laura Montgomery’s tale of a man determined not to let family ties sabotage mission success.
Buy Simple Service to pull off the impossible today!
First came "My Splendid Concubine" December 2007; then came the sequel "Our Hart, Elegy for a Concubine" in 2010. Both novels have now been combined as one in "My Splendid Concubine’s" 3rd edition.
Robert Hart (1835 - 1911) was the 'Godfather of China's modernism' and the only foreigner the emperor of China trusted. In fact, Hart played a crucial role in ending the bloodiest rebellion in history—the Taiping Rebellion—and he owes this success largely to Ayaou, his live-in dictionary and encyclopedia, his Chinese concubine.
About a year after arriving in China in 1854, Robert Hart falls in love with Ayaou, but his feelings for her sister go against the teachings of his Wesleyan-Christian upbringing and almost breaks him emotionally. To survive he must learn how to live and think like the Chinese and soon finds himself thrust into China’s Opium War, where he makes enemies of men such as the American soldier of fortune known as the Devil Soldier.
"My Splendid Concubine's" 1st and 2nd editions earned honorable mentions in general fiction at the 2008 London Book Festival; the 2009 Hollywood Book Festival and the 2009 San Francisco Book Festival.
"Our Hart, Elegy for a Concubine" earned honorable mentions in general fiction at the 2009 Los Angeles Book Festival; 2009 Nashville Book Festival; 2009 London Book Festival, 2009 DIY Book Festival and was a Finalist of the National Best Books 2010 Awards in historical fiction.
"My Splendid Concubine’s" 3rd edition [formerly "The Concubine Saga"] picked up honorable mentions in fiction at the 2012 San Francisco Book Festival; the 2012 New York Book Festival, and the 2012 London Book Festival.
The Midwest Book Review says, "Many nations adopted modernism in their own ways. 'The Concubine Saga' is a historical fiction novel from Lloyd Lofthouse, following famed modernizer Robert Hart, a man who has contributed greatly to China's advance in the nineteenth century, gaining much power and influence for a foreigner during the period. Drawing on heavily researched passages with great dramatization, 'The Concubine Saga' is a strong pick for historical fiction collections, highly recommended."
* Warning: The first-half of this novel contains graphic-sexual content that reflects Robert Hart’s lifestyle while attending college and during his early years in China that may be considered soft-porn and offensive to some readers. If you think you might be offended, please do not buy and read this novel.
Through the Painter’s Eye proudly presents Laurie De Camillis’ Keto Diet journey uncovering the secrets she learned to clean her fridge, lose weight, and love food again! Through her drawings, reflections, anecdotes, and research, you will learn the keys to her success!
Do you have a situation in your fridge like Laurie did?
My fridge, stuffed with food, abandoned diets and unfulfilled aspirations of gourmet meals, mirrored my love/hate relationship with food. Inside were promises of delicious recipes unmade, food long past their due dates, and remnants of one yo-yo diet after another, my food history. The oozing, rotting food and wasted money sickened me. Because I couldn’t bear to open the door, I survived on take-out fast food. Before I knew it, 50 pounds became my best friend, which I could not say goodbye to for the love of God. Knowing it was healthier to eat at home made no difference; I couldn’t face my fridge.
This started Laurie on a journey to lose weight and regain her health. In Laurie’s research, she discovered many interesting things about how and why we become addicted to food, why we get fatter on certain kinds of diets and healthier ways of eating to maintain good health and weight
You are Intentionally Manipulated, Without Your Consent, Into Addiction!
You are NOT at Fault!
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She had big dreams. But will war, tragedy, and naïveté ruin her aspirations?
America, the 1940s. Margaret Rose longs to escape her family’s poverty. So against her domineering father’s wishes, the determined young woman elopes with an older man. But shortly after the US enters WWII, her grand ambitions sink when her husband’s ship is torpedoed.
Training to become a nurse to give herself a future, Margaret’s despair deepens when she discovers she’s pregnant and must quit to have the baby. And now without income to support a child, the desperate widow marries a man who takes her far from home… and into disaster.
Will Margaret rise above catastrophic misfortune and create the life she deserves?
Poignant and heartfelt, The Scent of Gardenias chronicles the struggle of a Twentieth-Century woman carving a place in a society stacked against her odds for success. Inspired by her mother’s true story, Lorraine Haas lays bare a brave and challenging journey of grit and self-discovery you won’t soon forget.
The Scent of Gardenias is a beautifully crafted women’s fiction novel. If you like raw emotional battles, family drama, and gut-wrenching dilemmas, then you’ll love Lorraine Haas’s tale of courage and tenacity.
Buy The Scent of Gardenias to unearth hope today!
This is the true story of a woman who drank too much, parented too little, and married SEVEN men! She was beautiful, talented, wrote country songs, and just happened to be my mother.
Can you love someone but not Like them?
Can you forgive what you can't forget?
Is it ever too late?
Set in the Midwest, this Tears to Cheers memoir details a journey through a traumatic childhood of alcohol, abuse, divorce, neglect and poverty. But don't despair ... healing is possible when forgiveness is present.
Forgive those you love ... Before it's too late.
I offer my story of healing and forgiveness as I discovered that my mom was actually a pretty likable, remarkable, and admirable person. I just had to get to know her.
This memoir is for anyone who had a difficult or traumatic childhood because of alcohol, abuse, divorce, neglect or poverty. Most especially, this book is for anyone who has someone to forgive.
Get How I Learned to Like My Mom today.
A thrilling, fast-paced novel of romantic suspense from sensational New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Linda Howard.
For Morgan Yancy, an operative and team leader in a paramilitary group, nothing comes before his job. But when he’s ambushed and almost killed, his supervisor is determined to find out who’s after the members of his elite squad—and why. Due to worries that this unknown enemy will strike again, Morgan is sent to a remote location and told to lay low and stay vigilant. But between a tempting housemate he’s determined to protect and a deadly threat waiting in the shadows, keeping under the radar is proving to be his most dangerous mission yet.
The part-time police chief of a small West Virginian mountain town, Isabeau “Bo” Maran finally has her life figured out. She’s got friends, a dog, and a little money in the bank. Then Morgan Yancy shows up on her doorstep. Bo doesn’t need a mysterious man in her life—especially a troublemaker as enticing and secretive as Morgan.
The harder they fight the intense heat between them, the closer Morgan and Bo become, even though she knows he’s hiding from something. But discovering the truth could cost Bo more than she’s willing to give. And when Morgan’s cover is blown, it might just cost her life.
WHEN YOU COME FOR THE WRONG MAN
Howard Parker wants to be Secretary of Homeland Security. And he isn't going to let a bunch of Marines who were in the wrong place at the wrong time stand in his way — even if one of them is now a reporter in Seattle, his home town. What are the odds?
Former Marine Mac Davis likes being a cop reporter. He gets a regular paycheck, and no one is shooting at him. What's not to like? He'd rather be writing sports, but he took the job anyway.
Then someone tries to kill him. Roughs up his aunt. Kidnaps an old Marine buddy. And Mac is going to find out why. And then? He'll put a stop to it. One way or another. If the tools of a reporter won't get the job done? Well then, he's got other tools to use.
Book 1 in the Mac Davis thrillers featuring a Marine turned cop reporter in Seattle.
You’ve matched with Jamie!
So begins the story of Taylor and Jamie, told entirely, one day at a time, through text messages, social media posts, dating profiles, emails, and journal entries. Their genders are left up to the reader.
This is the story of any of us trying to solve the oldest problem of all in a modern world—love.
Teymour Shahabi is the award-winning author of the novels The Secret Billionaire and Someone in the Walls. He lives in New York City.
In Second Timothy chapter three, verses one through five, Paul describes the character qualities which will be widely seen in the people of the last days. Although these are not necessarily qualities that are unique to the people of the final generation, as they are common to all generations of fallen human beings, the strong implication is that these evil traits will be dangerously magnified in the final days of history. The men and women of the last days will be more selfish, greedier, more boastful, prouder, more blasphemous, more disobedient, less thankful, more unholy, more unforgiving, more brutal and worse in every conceivable way when compared to previous generations. The complete loss of integrity and good character is what will make the last days so difficult to bear. This book attempts to describe how each of these character traits will impact society and how it is already affecting the world. And how up against the backdrop of this drastic societal decline, we will see the bright and glorious witness of Jesus Christ as it is reflected in the life of His true church.
In a deceptively peaceful county, a murderer hides in plain sight…
Fifty-eight minutes into her first day on the job, twenty-three-year-old Sheriff Piper Blackwell is faced with a grisly murder—the victim artfully posed amid decorations on his lawn. Drawing on former military training, Piper must prove herself worthy of the sheriff’s badge, and that won’t be easy.
Chief Deputy Oren Rosenberg, Piper’s opponent in the recent election, doesn’t like her and wants her to fail. She doesn’t like him either, but she needs Oren to help catch the killer before another victim is discovered. Too late!
As Piper leads the manhunt, another crisis hits close to home. Her father, the previous sheriff, is fighting for his life, and she is torn between family and duty. Facing personal and professional threats, Piper has to weather a raging storm, keep the sheriff’s department from crumbling around her, and reel in a killer during the most brutal winter sleepy Spencer County, Indiana, has experienced.
Toss the bouquet and say "I do" to this collection of sweet wedding-themed romcoms from the team who brought you the USA Today Bestseller Christmas Actually! 18 all-new novellas by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors.
Four Royal Weddings and an (Almost) Funeral
By Teri Wilson
Someone posh, someone new, someone annoying, something...true? A pair of royal correspondents from rival news outlets in London can't seem to stop bumping heads at a succession of royal weddings, but when they band together to find one of the queen’s puppies while the dog is running amok in Westminster Abbey, things get even more royally complicated.
Petals & Playlists
By Lacey Baker
Short-staffed and not in the mood for wedding day excitement, Emory Bellson is forced to DJ a reception or risk bad publicity from one of the most notable brides in Miami. When she's somehow roped into standing in the line of single women and ends up catching the bouquet, she thinks the day couldn't possibly get any worse. Except it does, the moment she notices the groomsman who catches the garter, Hayden Rivers, is also a guy she'd dated and ghosted three years ago.
His Custom-made Bridesmaid
By Caro Carson
Bethany Shepherd is on the verge of opening her own bridal boutique, as soon as she finishes this final job as a seamstress for an over-the-top wedding with fifteen bridesmaids. At the last minute, Bethany is forced to fill in for a missing bridesmaid on top of the fifteen dress fittings she must complete as a seamstress. Worse, the groomsman she’s paired with is her old college flame, the wealthy and arrogant Jovian Taylor, who suddenly seems more than willing to stay by her side, for better or for worse.
By Cassidy Carter
When bridesmaid Catherine Katz tries on the bride's ring before her best friend's wedding, she doesn't count on Lennox Miller, her former fiancée, catching her in the act—or not being able to get the ring off. She doesn't want Len's help, but now she needs it. During their race together to try and free her before the ceremony begins, Catherine begins to see that her own old love story might potentially have a new ring to it.
By Melinda Curtis
Cassie Andrews and Jude Turner were inseparable in high school. But Cassie went away to college to become a doctor and Jude stayed in Beacon Bay to buy and run the family bait shop. Somewhere along the line they decided to go their separate ways. Now Cassie's back for a friend's wedding and sparks are rekindled. But is she home to stay?
Love By Accident
By Marianne Evans
Mix a rescue puppy and unguarded frittata, and wedding reception chaos is sure to ensue. While Emily Carpenter and Raylen Preston deal with frittata-ghedon, sparks fly. But can a magical second-chance wedding celebration lead these two wounded hearts to their own happy ending?
The Wedding Rivals
By Nicole Flockton
When high school rivals find themselves as maid of honor and best man at their best friends’ wedding, it’s game on as to who has the best pre-wedding events planned. Old rivalries are renewed along with the spark of romance that has always simmered below the surface.
Second Chance Sweetheart by Shirley Jump
Something Lost Something Found by Makenna Lee
Wedding at Winding Woods by Janice Lynn
A Wedding at the USO by Tif Marcelo
Her Purrfect Plus One by Robyn Neeley
A Wedding to Remember by Annie Rains
Then, And Now by Susan Sands
Always & Furever by Victoria Schade
Wedding Veils & Puppy Tails by Lizzie Shane
The Groom That Got Away by Sasha Summers
The Perfect Fit by Roe Valentine
1942: Amid the Siege of Malta, one of the most crucial battles in modern history, only extraordinary courage and willpower can turn looming defeat into victory.
The war in the Mediterranean, 1942: The outcome of World War II hangs, as Churchill says, by “a slender thread.” Erwin Rommel, Hitler’s “Desert Fox,” is poised to defeat the reeling British army in Egypt and thwart America’s first operation in Europe. Only the tiny, embattled, half-starved Mediterranean island of Malta stands in Rommel’s way.
Will heroism and devotion be enough to stave off the implacable forces of Hitler’s all-conquering Third Reich and Mussolini’s new Roman Empire? And, as the battle rages, the relentless strains of war threaten not only the survival of Malta but also the survival of Johnnie and Eleanor’s relationship. Will their future together be yet another casualty of war?
John Rhodes, author of the award-winning Breaking Point series, weaves the fictional story of fighter pilot Johnnie Shaux and military strategist Eleanor Rand into the heartbreaking, inspiring historical fabric of World War II.
Pineapple Port Mysteries by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Amy Vansant, is a funny, clean, small-town, female amateur sleuth series, but with all the pulse-pounding excitement of a detective thriller. Every book in the series can be read as a standalone.
Pineapple Podcast is packed full of Pineapple Port surprises!
Charlotte hunts a killer with a curious cookie-cutter calling card who seems to be out to impress the local true-crime podcaster. The work keeps her from concentrating on the fact her boyfriend has been acting strange...it seems Declan is ready to make a few major life decision.
Meanwhile, Mariska and Darla take over a local restaurant while the owner's out of town, and can't help but add a few things to the menu… bad idea, since the owner belongs to a true crime club that roots for the killers...
Mix in an earbud-wearing puppy, a starry-eyed deputy, and white-knuckle action and you'll find yourself wanting to move to Pineapple Port...again!
Mystery Readers love The Pineapple Port Series:
"I will usually binge-read an entire cozy mystery series even if I just "like" the series. I started off just liking Pineapple Port. Now I'm starting book 8 and I absolutely LOVE this series. Thank you, Amy, for creating such a wonderful universe of great characters. I love how there always seems to be multiple storylines that intertwine. It's nice to be able to escape reality into a book. I appreciate it!" --- Amazon Reader ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Amy is one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend all of her books. No matter what genre she writes in, she manages to create books that demand that the pages be immediately turned to find out what happened because you really care about the characters." ~ Dianne Harman, USA Today and Amazon Chart #1 Bestselling Author
Hayden meets a mysterious ghost with secrets to tell. Can he help explain the unsolved mystery surrounding the death of someone who was already dead? Can Hayden, with the help of her family, friends, and her sassy cat, Latifa unscramble this mystery and keep Destiny Falls safe?
A mysterious old man keeps popping up to tell Hayden a series of tall tales. Who is he? And is he actually glowing? Are his stories fiction, or is he telling her the history of her family, the enchanted islands, and the witch? And why did a dead body show up . . . of someone who is already dead?
Can Hayden and her quirky sidekick, Latifa unscramble this mystery?
Hayden’s adventures in the magical world of Destiny Falls continue in this gripping story that answers your questions about the mysterious world she entered through a mirror in book one, Falling into Magic. We learn more about her missing mother, whose story begins in book two, The Disappearance of Emily.
“I. Can’t. Even! Elizabeth Pantley amazingly, magically, has outdone herself once again! The mystery, magic, and carefully woven story and history held me captive!” ~ Georgeanne, Goodreads
“I absolutely LOVE this series! An intriguing story... So many new twists and turns!” ~ Linda, Goodreads
Reviews for The Destiny Falls Series:
"A captivating read! I couldn't put it down." ~ Goodreads
"My favorite series in the whole wide world." ~ Elza Reads
"Will blow you away!" ~ Cozy Mystery Book Reviews
"A mix of unique characters, romance, mystery, and magic.” ~ Goodreads
"Just when I thought I knew who the killer was, BAM, a twist." ~ Leslie, Storeybook Reviews
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Elizabeth Pantley is the international bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and twelve other books for parents. Her books are published in over twenty languages. She is also the author of the popular Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic series. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, the inspiration for the land of Destiny Falls. She hopes you have as much fun reading these books as she has writing them. Visit her & sign up for her mailing list at nocrysolution.com
Can the Ladies of the Wagering Whist Society help an impoverished modiste win the hand of a sought-after Duke?
Tina Rowan is beautiful, talented—and wants nothing more than to be free of her past.
The illegitimate daughter of a baroness, she is being blackmailed by her own foster father. She must rely on her flair for designing dresses to earn enough to pay him off. Starting a business dressing the ladies of Regency society isn’t easy for a nobody. But Tina has three aces up her sleeve—her own amazing talent, her well-connected biological mother, and the helpful (if meddlesome) support of the Ladies’ Wagering Whist Society.
The handsome, arrogant Duke of Warwick has grown up schooled in the “proper” way for a nobleman to behave. Rule number one: do not fraternize with people of the lower classes. But when he has to introduce his beloved sister to society, he finds himself completely reliant on the beguiling woman he’s hired as his sister’s modiste. To his astonishment, he finds himself opening up to her and enjoying her company far, far too much.
When Tina discovers the true man behind the ducal title, her heart might very well be lost. But can the duke set aside his façade and allow himself to love the only woman who could possibly make him happy?
It will take the combined efforts of the Ladies’ Wagering Whist Society to see this difficult hand well played.
If you love a Cinderella story complete with a noble hero who will do anything to win the heart of the woman he loves, this book is for you!