March 25, 2013
Available in: e-Book (reprint)
Taylor Harrison goes to Seattle to find out why his grandfather was almost murdered by his partner. He feels the answer revolves around the older man’s desire to keep the much younger Melia Lucas in glitter and money. To get to the bottom of the mystery, he gets close to her. But he soon finds himself ensnared by Melia’s charms as much as his grandfather’s partner obviously had been. Will he end up a casualty as well?
When Melia’s parents died in a murder/suicide eight years ago, she never believed that her father murdered her mother and took his own life, leaving her an orphan and alone. But she doesn’t completely trust Taylor, either, although she has fallen for him in a totally unexpected way. As they work together to uncover the truth, they find the two cases are connected and danger lurks around Melia. Will they find the answers in time to save her?
Originally published October 2005 by Arabesque.
Candice Poarch takes pride in crafting believable stories featuring African-American heroes and heroines. The characters in her books demonstrate a strong sense of community and family support. She firmly believes that everyday life in America (whether small town or major metropolitan city) has its own rich rewards. She also likes telling stories that will leave today’s busy reader feeling refreshed and hopeful—not always an easy task, she says, but well worth the challenge.
Her fourteenth book, BITTERSWEET, (Dafina, July, 2006) deals with the heart, family, extended family and community. "I really enjoyed Bittersweet... romance, comedy, mystery and intrigue...I would definitely recommend Bittersweet as a book club selection." —Karen Monroe, Woman2Woman Book Club member. Candice Poarch’s fifteenth book, SWEET SOUTHERN COMFORT, will be published by Kimani Press in November, 2006.
A native of Stony Creek, a small town in Southern Virginia, Candice Poarch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Virginia State University. Formerly a computer systems manager, writing is now her full-time career. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Multicultural Romance Writers, and Washington Romance Writers, where she served as publicity coordinator for three years and worked on market news for two years. Investing is her favorite hobby. She particularly wishes to teach children the value of investing, feeling that children can use these skills to help provide them with financial security and confidence in their adult lives.
Ms. Poarch is married and has three children. She currently lives in Springfield, Virginia.