A renowned concert pianist, still grieving for her parents, desires a normal life.
A widowed surgeon seeks a fresh start in a new city.
Ella Craig is ready to exchange a life of touring for a less nomadic existence. On her way to San Diego, she detours home. Her appearance with the San Francisco Philharmonic Orchestra ends in disaster, resulting in an injury. Now she must temporarily remain in the city where her parents died two years ago.
Jackson Hart relocates to San Francisco from Atlanta for a fresh start and in eighteen months, has not met anyone that ignites a romantic spark, until he meets Ella.
Jackson wants Ella to stay in San Francisco and encourages her to use her recuperation time to deal with her grief. When a family emergency arises, Jackson rushes to Atlanta. Torn between his feelings for Ella and his duty to family, he resigns his position at Bayside Medical Center and makes plans to return to the Southeast to care for his aging grandparents.
How will they balance their dreams and responsibilities with their growing love for one another? With happiness seeming just out of reach for both of them, will they overcome insurmountable odds to forge a future together?
From her early teens, ballet has been an integral part of Jillian Russell’s life. One by one, she loses her parents, grandparent, husband and child. If being alone in the world wasn’t bad enough, a medical diagnosis takes away her chance to become a prima ballerina.
Knowing a part of her will die if she walks away from ballet, she changes her focus and builds a ballet company and opens a dance school. This endeavor takes all her resources and leaves no time to build new relationships outside her world of dance. Jillian rationalizes if she doesn’t build relationships, she can’t be deserted. And she’s not sure she would survive another loss.
Handsome trauma surgeon, Alan Armstrong has relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina for a fresh start. Until a few years ago, he had always envisioned his future to include a wife and children. But after his father died in a plane crash from lack of medical attention, his focus for the future has shifted to equip himself professionally to set up a rural clinic.
A supporter of the arts, Alan finds himself on the board of the North Carolina Ballet Company. It is not long before he and Jillian are romantically drawn to one another. When Alan discovers Jillian has been misdiagnosed, he tells her she must decide between their love and a performance career in ballet.
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From childhood, Virginia Manning has planned for a career as a concert clarinetist. Blindsided by family circumstances, her plans are interrupted, taking her down a path she would never have chosen. As a music teacher, Virginia’s relationship with the football coach goes from problematic to romantic. After Blake’s brush with death, a scared Virginia runs away looking for the contentment music has always brought to her life.
Because Blake Oliver has experienced disappointment and pain, he opts for a fresh start in a small New England town. Accepting the position of football coach, he isn’t looking for love when it finds him. But when Virginia leaves to pursue a performance career, Blake realizes it’s not where you live but having someone to love that matters. His only problem is making her understand that as well.
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A Sister’s Quandary
A life threatening diagnosis triggers forgiveness and healing between two estranged sisters.
Sophie needs a kidney and Brooke wants to provide her with one. But the past is keeping Sophie from accepting her twin’s gift and a chance for a healthy future.
Second Chance at Love, Second Chance at Life
Six Southern authors share six great short stories of friendship, family, and romance. Each narrative includes a recipe which the authors divulge at the end for their readers.
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