It's 1980, and college roommates, Jessica, Tammy, Kelly, and Gabriella, fresh off of receiving their MBAs from Michigan State University, spread across the globe and embark on their new lives, loves, and careers while experiencing the ups and downs, hopes and dreams, twists and turns, and success and failure that life brings.
Jessica Cleary returns to her hometown of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where she hopes to open a fashionable boutique and get her law student boyfriend, Brad, to put a ring on her finger.
Tammy Fontaine lands a job at a prestigious New York City literary agency as a junior agent and tries to find romance while harboring a secret.
Kelly Roxmire, fluent in several languages, is hired as a financial analyst at a bank in London, England, while dreaming of romance with a cosmopolitan man.
Gabriella Weller returns home to Canada, where she gets a job teaching, though she longs to become an author and catch a break when it comes to romance.
Over the next decade, the four friends communicate entirely through letters and postcards as they navigate through life, with the one constant being the camaraderie they share.
Bonus material includes two complete short stories, "Love at the Fair" and Convinced," as well as excerpts from R. Barri Flowers' bestselling relationship novel Forever Sweethearts.
Praise for R. Barri Flowers
"A wonderful and nostalgic love story that reminds me of such moving tales as Bridges of Madison County, Summer Harbor, and The Notebook." -- Barnes and Noble reviewer on Forever Sweethearts.
"Beautiful summer romance fling that is a great YA Read! I loved it! I can't wait to read more from this author." -- Blissful Book Reviews on Summer at Paradise Ranch
"This was like 'Sweet Valley High' meets 'True Blood.' Fans of the 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' series will enjoy this series. Great for young readers!" -- Jessica's Reviews on Count Dracula's Teenage Daughter
"A heart-thumping thriller, this is that rare novel that is downright scary." -- John Lutz, Edgar winner and bestselling mystery author on Before He Kills Again
"A masterful thriller set in the dark underbelly of Maui, with lots of fine action. A terrific read!" -- Douglas Preston, bestselling thriller writer on Murder in Maui
"One of the best ghost and haunted house novels I've ever read! The author does a very convincing job in creating a scary atmosphere and likeable characters in sixteen-year-old Peyton." -- Barnes and Noble reviewer on Ghost Girl in Shadow Bay
"An excellent look at the jurisprudence system...will appeal to fans of John Grisham and Linda Fairstein." -- Harriet Klausner on Persuasive Evidence
"An exquisitely rich and masterfully constructed mystery.... A savvy, smooth, and sumptuous read that's as hot as Waikiki beach sand." -- Jon Land, bestselling crime writer on Murder in Maui
"It gets no better than this! R. Barri Flowers has written another thriller guaranteed to hold onto its readers!" -- Huntress Reviews on Dark Streets of Whitechapel
About the Author
R. Barri Flowers is the bestselling author of relationship and mystery fiction, as well as young adult novels, including the sentimental contemporary romance bestsellers, Forever Sweethearts and Billy the Kid's Wife.
Mysteries include Before He Kills Again, Dark Streets of Whitechapel, Murder in Honolulu, and Murdered in the Man Cave. Teen novels include Count Dracula's Teenage Daughter, Ghost Girl in Shadow Bay, Summer at Paradise Ranch, and Teen Ghost at Dead Lake.
The author's books can be found in audio, eBook, and print.
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