Heart 2 Heart: A Short Story Collection

B & R Bookery
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Heart 2 Heart, a short story collection. Ten stories, flash fiction to long shorts in three sections.

SWEET ROMANCE:
Assuming Love – While waiting tables, Shelly swears her customer flirts with her, then suddenly he’s Mr. Stoic. What’s this guy’s problem?

Marinara Magic – Roni’s new apartment comes with a sexy chef one floor up, but is he man enough to accept what she does for a living?

Do Over – A second chance at love story where things may not be what they seem. (Previously published in Seasons and Seashells, an anthology)

Home for Christmas – A reunion story. A chance holiday reunion between college friends who ruined a good thing with a Christmas affair. Will this be a repeat, or are they smarter now? (Previously e-published as a free story and sampler.)

SENSUAL ROMANCE:
Mr. Dependable – Next door neighbors, Tyler and Sara Cho grew up together. They’re inseparable best buds until Tyler gives Sara a toe-curling kiss and a warning that their relationship has just changed forever. Yeah, right. He’ll come back around to being her same ol’ Tyler, won’t he?

The Best Man - Astra didn’t set out to fall in love with her fiancé’s best friend. She thought she’d already found love — or something close to it — before she met Pete.

FLASH FICTION:
Winter’s Bride – She’s not your typical bride. A melancholy tale.
An Early Memory – A memoir moment born of a writing prompt.
Cutest Thing In Jeans – A futuristic story with a twist.
Goodbye and Hello - A vibrant woman at a crossroads in her life. 
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About the author

Carol Burnside is an award-winning author of "Sizzling romance with heart and humor." Her personal second-chance-at-love story resulted in a marriage of thirty-plus years to her high school sweetheart. They reside in northern Arkansas, where Carol enjoys the Ozark foothills from her office windows. Like any true southerner, she drinks tea in some form year round. 

Carol's novel length manuscripts have placed in numerous contests and won several, including the prestigious Maggie Award for Excellence. She also writes as Annie Rayburn.

Visit her blog at www.CarolBurnside.com/blog
Like her page and chat with her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorCarolBurnside
Follow her on Twitter: twitter.com/carol_burnside,
Goodreads - www.goodreads.com/carol_burnside and
Pinterest - pinterest.com/carolburnside/

Reviewers say Carol's books are:
"Highly captivating!" "intriguing and a wonderful read" "Emotional and heartwarming" "Engaging!" and "Great reading!"

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Publisher
B & R Bookery
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Published on
Oct 30, 2014
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Pages
115
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ISBN
9781311236852
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Biographical
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Holidays
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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This content is DRM free.
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From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a #1 New York Times bestselling novel about two unforgettable American women.

Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.

Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.

As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements.

Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better.

This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.




From the Trade Paperback edition.
This is book two in the Sweetwater Springs series of stand-alone books by this author.

Former bad boy, Travis Baxter, has a reputation to live down, a job to do fast, and one woman he can’t seem to avoid. He’s starting a 24/7 renovation flip on Claire’s beauty salon when a surprise appears at his door ... a three-year-old son. Immediate custody brings Travis a major problem. He needs a nanny.

Claire Larkin glimpsed a rare and appealing side of Travis during one ill-fated date, but her personal policy is no involvement, no strings. Not even a pet until she’s pronounced cancer free. With free time until her salon is done, Claire pitches in to help the grieving little boy and stunned father. Despite her best efforts to resist, she and Travis succumb to their attraction.

When it appears Claire’s cancer has returned, she pulls away and Travis is faced with a seemingly impossible decision. Protect his son from another loss or support the woman he’s come to love?

Warning: This book contains hair salon gossip, hunky construction workers, sex in the shower, sudden humor and it might tempt you to gorge on pizza and brownies. Even so, at certain points the reader may wish to keep tissues handy.

Fans of Marie Ferrarella, Tanya Michaels, Leanne Banks and Susan Mallery may also enjoy this series, which contains sensual romance against a backdrop of family and community.

Book 1: A Suitable Wife (Rosie and Sam), January, 2014
Book 3: His Small Town Princess (J.T. and Cass), 2015
Other titles are planned for this series.

Visit the author at CarolBurnside.com
Visit her blog at www.CarolBurnside.com/blog
Like her page and chat with her on Facebook: facebook.com/AuthorCarolBurnside
Follow her on Twitter: twitter.com/carol_burnside,
Goodreads - goodreads.com/carol_burnside and
Pinterest - pinterest.com/carolburnside/

Amazon.com reviews say Carol's books are:
"Highly captivating!" "intriguing and a wonderful read" "Emotional and heartwarming" "Engaging!" and "Great reading!"

Other books by Carol Burnside:
Home for Christmas, a short story and sample chapters - usually FREE
Sunset Beach Sizzle, a contemporary erotic romance
Heart 2 Heart, A Short Story Collection
Nobody's Baby, a contemporary romance novel
This is book one in the Sweetwater Springs series of stand-alone books by this author.

Sam Moreland is desperate to keep his daughter out of the clutches of her abusive mother seeking custody. He resists legal advice to provide the court with a complete family unit because past relationships have soured him on love.

Though she yearns for children, Rosie Baxter knows a failed pregnancy has likely left her barren. She remains single rather than bring her problems into a marriage and concentrates on her business with its financial woes.

A temporary marriage pact means Rosie provides Sam with the illusion of family in return for an influx of cash into her store. But kisses for show become all too real. When outside threats shake their growing bond, each must trust the other with their darkest secret or lose their best chance for love and happiness.

Warning: This book contains a heated tryst in the kitchen, a cricket choir, conniving exes, and big family gatherings. Do not read if you are allergic to tall, dark and handsome men with sweet baby girls or determined red-haired women with strong maternal feelings. The author makes no guarantees against sudden urges in the reader to move to a small southern town.

Fans of Marie Ferrarella, Tanya Michaels, Leanne Banks and Susan Mallery may enjoy this series, which contains sensual, contemporary romance against a backdrop of family and community in the small town of Sweetwater Springs, Arkansas.

Also in the series:
Book 2: Her Unexpected Family (Claire and Travis), February, 2014
Book 3: His Small Town Princess (J.T. and Cass), 2015
Other titles are planned for this series.

Visit the author at CarolBurnside.com
Visit her blog at www.CarolBurnside.com/blog
Like her page and chat with her on Facebook: facebook.com/AuthorCarolBurnside
Follow her on Twitter: twitter.com/carol_burnside,
Goodreads - goodreads.com/carol_burnside and
Pinterest - pinterest.com/carolburnside/

Amazon.com reviews say Carol's books are:
"Highly captivating!" "intriguing and a wonderful read" "Emotional and heartwarming" "Engaging!" and "Great reading!"
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