He wants to save his business. She wants to be a professor. But are they asking for more than they can really have?
After a flood damages the looms at Zenus Dane’s Philadelphia textile mill and the bank demands loan payment, Zenus turns to his aunt for help repurposing his textiles. Trouble is . . . his aunt has already been hired by the lovely yet secretive Englishwoman Mary Varrs. Eager to acquire his aunt’s quilt patterns, Zenus attends the summer Quilting Bee, a social event his aunt has uniquely designed with the secret purpose of finding Zenus a wife. However Zenus only has eyes for Mary, but Mary has no such desire for him. Though his aunt is determined to design a masterpiece marriage, both Zenus and Mary will have to overcome their stubborn ways. Can he realize that love requires stepping out of his routine? And will she recognize that following her heart doesn’t mean sacrificing her ambition?
I have never met a hero and heroine who maintained an intense dislike for each other well into the story. Me thinks they doth protest too much. Clashes of will, strong opinions, interfering busybodies and festering hurts all contrive to make this a doomed romance. I was highly entertained by Zenus and Mary's rapid fire dialogue -- even more so by their reluctantly growing admiration for each other as evidenced in their private thoughts. A fun read that highlights the rocky road to romance.
My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group and Abingdon Press for sending me a review copy of this book.
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