Hidden Hearts

by Tara Randel

Avalon

Contemporary Romance

April 1, 2002

ISBN-13: 0803495234

Available in: Hardcover

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Hidden Hearts
by Tara Randel

Hotel manager Teri Price finds herself with more than one problem at the resort she manages. Strange noises, missing contractors, and handsome security chief, Jack Bishop, to name a few. Especially when Teri learns that Jack has his own agenda. Despite declarations to work independently, the pair team up to solve the mystery, while unsuccessfully fighting their mutual attraction.

Set on the Gulf coast of Florida, the tropical locale provides a stunning backdrop for the resort hotel steeped in history. Finding the source of the troubles, along with rumors of hidden jewels, become intertwined with the couple's deepening relationship. But will they draw closer to finding answers? Will betrayals and danger to their lives keep them apart?



Tara Randel's Bio

Tara Randel has enjoyed a life long love of books, so it didn't come as a surprise when she pursued writing herself. After finding Romantic Times magazine in a bookstore nine years ago, she got the writing bug. Soon after she discovered Romance Writers of America. She located the RWA chapter and immediately attended her first meeting. She's been an active member since then.

Tara completed four manuscripts before Avalon Books bought Lasting Love, a December 2001 release. She has since sold another manuscript, Hidden Hearts with an April 2002 release date. In between, she has sold short stories and worked on script writing with a local Christian television network. She also teaches creative writing to middle school students at her daughter's school.

Through Tampa Area Romance Authors, Tara learned all about the business, from the craft of writing to finding out which publishers work in the romance genre. She also served as contest coordinator for four years and served as President for one year, and she has continued to write.

When not writing, Tara owns a business with her husband and stays busy with her two daughters. She lives on the West Coast of Florida, where gorgeous sunsets inspire the creation of heartwarming stories.