Her mom was forced to sell the bag years ago. Now that Erin’s found it again, she wants it back. She needs it back. There’s only one, teeny-tiny (expensive) problem: She doesn’t have the two grand to buy it.
So Erin thinks “inside the box” and starts a business from the cubicle of her boring office job. But she has to earn the money fast, or someone else will buy her missing family heirloom. She also has to avoid getting caught.
Little does Erin realize the chain of events that are about to unfold…all because of an old purse.
Follow Erin’s (mis)adventures from bored office worker to successful lady boss in this funny and heartwarming novel in three parts.
The Making of Erin Bettencourt was previously published as three separate novellas: Erin, Girl; Lady Bettencourt; and House of Bettencourt.
Sandra Cunha is the author of The Making of Erin Bettencourt. Sometimes she lives in Toronto, and sometimes she lives in Waterloo. Other times, she doesn’t live in either. Visit her website at sandracunha.com.
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Single-minded and ruthless, Ewan, Duke of Marwick, has spent a decade searching for the woman he never stopped loving. A long-ago gamble may have lost her forever, but Ewan will go to any lengths to win Grace back…and make her his duchess.
Reconciliation is the last thing Grace desires. Unable to forgive the past, she vows to take her revenge. But revenge requires keeping Ewan close, and soon her enemy seems to be something else altogether—something she can’t resist, even as he threatens the world she's built, the life she's claimed…and the heart she swore he'd never steal again.
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