Baby Dust: A Novel about Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss

Casey Shay Press
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From the USA Today Bestselling author of Forever Innocent comes this novel about surviving loss.

The five women sitting in the circle of chairs all had great dreams of motherhood.

Then their babies died.

Melinda sees blood on the floor every day after her loss. Dot believes the wrath of God caused her baby to die.

Teenage Tina is trolling internet dating sites for a father for another baby, and Janet's failure to cry means her wedding is off. Stella, the support group leader, must help them while facing the old choices that cost her ever having a family of her own.

Based on the stories of dozens of real survivors, Baby Dust is a moving tribute to the strength of mothers who must endure this impossible loss.

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About the author

 Deanna Roy is the USA Today bestselling author of new adult romance.

She is a passionate advocate for women who have lost babies. She has several books on the subject, including her bestseller FOREVER INNOCENT, a romance about a couple whose baby is taken off life support at seven days old.

She has run the website PregnancyLoss.Info for fifteen years, including many large spin-off support groups both online and in person.

To learn about new releases, sign up for her subscriber list at http://bit.ly/NjnxVi or visit her blog at www.deannaroy.com. She has regular giveaways in conjunction with major pregnancy loss events.

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Publisher
Casey Shay Press
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Published on
Aug 7, 2011
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Pages
227
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ISBN
9780984187966
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / General
Fiction / Literary
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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Nobody believes this can end well, not Tina’s friend Corabelle, who is overcoming a tragic history much like Tina’s, or even pink-haired Jenny, who thinks getting busy with strangers is good for your metabolism.

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It is a standalone HEA that does not require reading any other parts of the Forever series.

 The first three standalone novels in the USA Today bestselling Forever series are available in one volume!

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A Top 100 Book

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Since then, her life has been a spiral of disasters. The only thing that has helped is her ability to black out whenever the pain gets too hard to bear, a habit that has become an addiction. 

When Gavin shows up in her astronomy class four years later, he is hell-bent on getting her back, insisting she forgive him. Corabelle knows she can't resist the touch that fills the empty ache that has haunted her since he left. But if he learns what she has done, if he follows the trail back through her past, her secrets will destroy their love completely. And once again, she'll lose the only person who always believed she was innocent.


BOOK 2: FOREVER LOVED

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Forever Loved is the heart-wrenching conclusion to Gavin and Corabelle's passionate story. 

BOOK 3: FOREVER SHELTERED

"Hooked me from Chapter 1." -- Fire and Ice Book Reviews
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"Intriguing, romantic, funny, and emotional." -- Bibliolatry Me Book Blog
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So how exactly DO they end up half-naked in Surgical Suite B? 

Dr. Darion has a lot to hide. His baby sister is the only family he has left, and he’s not leaving her treatment to some incompetent hack. 

But now he’s breaking every hospital rule imaginable. He lied about his sister so he can manage her care, and now he’s banging the art therapy teacher between patient rounds like a fraternity boy at a keg party. 

Nobody believes this can end well, not Tina’s friend Corabelle, who is overcoming a tragic history much like Tina’s, or even pink-haired Jenny, who thinks sex with strangers is good for your metabolism. 

But Dr. Darion and Tina have one thing going for them – a fierce passion for each other that just might obliterate all their doubts, and solve all their problems. 

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A new full-length standalone romance from the USA Today bestselling romance series.

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While under contract with her movie director boyfriend, glamour has ruled. Designer gowns. Red-carpet premieres. And, of course, seeing her face in the tabloids.

She loves tabloids.

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She just has to find the man.

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The night has even more consequences for Jenny. She needs to find Chance, but nobody knows anything about him, not even his last name.

Her journey takes her across the country and into the disaster Chance is running from. But she can't give up on him, because what neither of them realized is that sometimes a single night can be the beginning of forever.

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Standalone full-length HEA.
Includes favorite characters from Forever Innocent and Forever Sheltered, and even (surprise!) Dylan Wolf from JJ Knight's Revenge and Blue Shoes series

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