BREAKFAST AT SOMMERPOOL'S by Nancy Campbell Allen: As Tessa Baker competes for the supervisor promotion at Sommerpool Department and Mercantile, she's faced with a ridiculous list of tasks to complete in order to "win" the job. Tessa would love to be the first female supervisor ever to work at the Sommerpool, but her competitor is cheating at every turn. Discouraged, Tessa agrees to let David Bellini, a family friend and Italian Conte who is new in town, help her. When she discovers that he's the new owner of Sommerpool's, but wants to evaluate the employees unobserved, Tessa has mixed feelings. She soon realizes that she's falling for David, but what chance does a working-class woman like her have with an Italian Conte? And would falling in love with the store's owner mean giving up her dreams of a groundbreaking career?HOWEVER LONG THE WAIT by Sarah M. Eden: Carina Herrick says goodbye to the man she hopes to marry, knowing their separation will be temporary. Grant Ambrose is off to follow his dream and become established in business so that he can provide for Carina and a life together. He promises to write; she promises to return his letters. Yet, only a few months pass and already their letters become shorter and fewer. Finally, Carina is forced to give up on Grant if only to protect her breaking heart. Her parents are dead set against her becoming a spinster and insist she accept the proposal of the odious Mr. Baskon. With no hope of another marriage proposal, Carina is forced to make a difficult decision, one that can lead her either to happiness or misery.THE LAST SUMMER AT IVY HOUSE by Annette Lyon: Every summer Sarah travels to Ivy House in London as one of the household servants to the Millington family. This summer, she's particularly looking forward to seeing Jacob, a servant who lives at Ivy House year-round. They've been exchanging letters since the previous summer when their friendship deepened. But when Sarah arrives at Ivy House, Jacob seems more reserved around her and less forthcoming. Has she put greater meaning in their budding relationship than she should? When Sarah discovers that Jacob has a dark secret and wants her to give up her dreams in exchange for helping him, she's not sure if she's willing to make the sacrifi
Nancy Campbell Allen is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Beauty and the Clockwork Beast and Kiss of the Spindle. She has been a speaker at numerous writing conferences and events. She has a degree in elementary education and is the mother of three children.
Sarah M. Eden is the USA Today bestselling author of many well-received historical romances, including Whitney Award finalists Seeking Persephone and Courting Miss Lancaster and the award-winning Proper Romance series novels Longing for Home and Hope Springs. Combining her obsession with history and an affinity for tender love stories, she loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances.
Annette Lyon is a USA Today bestselling author of dozens of titles ranging from historical women's fiction to nonfiction to romance. She's won eight Best of State medals for her fiction, the Silver Quill from the League of Utah Writers, and a Whitney Award. She's had success as a professional editor and in newspaper, magazine, and technical writing, but her first love has always been fiction. She co-founded and worked as the original editor of the Timeless Romance Anthology series and continues to be a regular contributor to collections. Annette is represented by Heather Karpas at ICM Partners.