True-Blue Texan

Starting Over

Book 1
Linda Barrett
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STARTING OVER…

Brave. Bold. Brainy. One woman reached for the gold, one for the law, one for the university, and one ran as far from home as possible. But often, the best laid plans fall apart, and Starting Over is the only thing to do.

True-Blue Texan is the first of the Starting Over series.

A fish out of water. University instructor, Katherine Kirby, reluctantly faces a new city and a new job. How could she, who was used to teaching eager undergraduates at a prestigious college, relate to a class of adult high school dropouts seeking an equivalency diploma. She has no family, no love in her life, and no choice but to jump into her new position and do the best she can. After all, it’s only temporary while she gets her career back on track.  

Her new students, however, begin to touch her heart.  Especially the tall, dark Texan in the second row. Successful business owner, Nick Martinelli’s presence in her class is a secret--from his parents, his customers and the entire city. But his interest in Katherine is no secret. In his desire to teach the teacher, however, Nick learns a little something himself.

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About the author

Linda grew up in Queens, NY and earned her B.A. and M.S. at Hunter College. She’s also lived in Massachusetts, Texas and currently resides with her husband in the greater Tampa, FL area. “Enjoying different parts of the country has been a wonderful experience, and I’ve made life-long friends everywhere.”

Linda’s written fifteen contemporary romance novels, three books of general fiction focusing on families in crisis, and a memoir about surviving breast cancer twice. She’s won industry awards such as the Holt Medallion, the Award of Excellence and the Write Touch Reader’s Award through Romance Writers of America. To learn more about Linda, please visit her website: www.linda-barrett.com.    

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Publisher
Linda Barrett
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Published on
Jul 1, 2001
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781945830143
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / General
Fiction / Romance / General
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