A heart-warming and humorous contemporary romance with a paranormal twist, and a reminder to follow that still, small voice from within "Usually, just one small decision sets in motion an entire chain of events that takes a person on a different path than the one he was meant to follow." --Matchmaker Herodius-- Soul mates, Zeke Nomad and Inez Paris, meet on a magical summer night at Grant Park in Chicago. They dance, share their hopes and dreams for the future, and just as Zeke is about to kiss Inez, a torrential thunderstorm breaks out. They go their separate ways, but are destined to meet again, a few years later, fall in love, and marry. But that never happens because Zeke and Inez ignore what their hearts are urging them to do. They each make choices for their lives that lead them on different paths than the ones they were meant to follow. It is now thirteen years later, and there are just six earth days left for wise, old soul, Herodius, a matchmaker in many past lives, and young soul, Serena, a famous romance writer in her most recent life, to guide Zeke and Inez to a second meeting. The matchmakers certainly have their work cut out for them. On Saturday, Inez is set to marry her faithful fianc , Howard, when the unexpected arrival of two people from Inez's past, throws her life into chaos and threatens to derail her wedding plans. Zeke is focused on whether his eight years of dedicated service, at his Chicago Loop, silk-stocking law firm, will be rewarded with the brass ring of partnership-a decision to be made on Friday. But, complications arise in Zeke's life that not only put his career in jeopardy, but also his family, his love life, and his future. Meanwhile, Serena and Herodius are doing everything they can to bring Zeke and Inez together, but these two strong-willed individuals thwart their efforts, at every turn. Will Zeke and Inez come together, once again, before it is too late for this lifetime?
JoAnn Hornak is a lover of words and former lawyer. Having spent most of her life in humid or freezing Wisconsin, she loves her current home in the beautiful Napa Valley, where she lives with her husband and their two very lucky dogs who get to romp through gorgeous vineyards-although they don't seem to care about the view. JoAnn enjoys writing novels, especially romantic comedy, women's fiction and suspense. She is currently working on a memoir about taking the Wine Immersion Course at the Culinary Institute in Napa Valley and meeting her husband. She has had essays published in Newsweek magazine, the Washington Post, and the anthology, Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures: Funny Women Write from the Road. JoAnn has tried stand-up comedy, but discovered she is funnier on the page than on the stage. She dreams of having a syndicated humor column, but until someone is willing to pay her (handsomely) for that privilege, she writes funny essays and stories from her travels on her blog at: http: //joannhornak.blogspot.com/. Visit JoAnn's website at: www.joannhornak.com