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The photo here is meaningful to me because gladiolas in late summer bring back sweet memories of my mother. Her birthday was the first week of September. We lived at the edge of town with a farm across the road. They grew gladiolas and had a stand on the highway nearby every year. A dollar for a bunch of glads. My brother and I always saved our nickels and dimes and bought her a bouquet for her birthday. Her friends knew this and gave her the large glass vase in the photo to hold this yearly gift. Now do you have something such as gladiolas that bring back memories of a gift given or gift received? Please share. I really enjoyed hearing from my readers–you. Click this link to leave a comment and enter a drawing for a free ebook.
A baby girl’s future hangs in the balance…
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A HEART OF STONE
A baby girl’s future hangs in the balance — when Cash’s only sister leaves guardianship to her best friend instead of him.
Successful contractor, Cash Langley doesn’t have time for love. He’s happily single and immersed in his business. When his baby sister Dena and her husband die in an auto accident, little Angie is left an orphan. At the reading of the will, Cash discovers that Angie’s guardian is Jane Everett, not him. It must be a mistake—one he won’t stand for.
Loving, stylish Jane Everett grew up next door to the Langleys. While Dena and Cash were still very young, their mother left the family and Dena spent more and more time with the next door neighbors Dena and Jane, the same age, became best friends, almost sisters. Before Dena died, the thought that Angie would become hers had never entered Jane’s mind.
Unwilling to take the matter to court, Cash and Jane face the situation. Jane owns a dress shop in a small tourist town in the north woods of Wisconsin while Cash owns a multi-million dollar construction company in Chicago. How can they share custody of a toddler?
Much to Jane’s dismay, Cash finds a way. It’s not that Jane doesn’t want to share Angie with her uncle. But because Jane fell in love with Cash at her sweet sixteen birthday, having him almost daily in her life again shakes her to her core. Unfortunately Cash still only sees her as his baby sister’s friend. And after his mother’s abandonment and a failed engagement, he has a heart of stone. Will Jane hold so tightly to Angie that Cash finally loses patience and sues for custody or will Cash open his heart to Jane and all the love she has to give him?