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(White Pine Island Novellas #1 & #2)
by Amie Denman & May Williams
by Amie Denman & May Williams
Adult Contemporary Romance, Christmas
ebook, 179 pagesOctober 1st 2016
Welcome to White Pine Island! Just a few miles off the coast of Georgia, this island is accessible only by boat, plane, and your imagination. Many residents call the island home year-round, but day visitors and tourists bring plenty of excitement with them. Like other resort islands, there are quaint shops, cool restaurants, and friendly bars. There are several resorts on the island, but the queen of them all is the elegant Grand Hotel on a bluff with an ocean view. Owned by the extensive, multi-generational Phillips family, the Grand Hotel offers elegant service, five course dinners, and plenty of romance.
Ned & Bethany by May Williams
Sometimes the heart hits a hole in one…
Bethany Hinkle arrives at White Pine Island’s Grand Hotel for her sister’s wedding and to do a little environmental snooping. She snaps pictures of the hotel’s pristine golf course to ensure its compliance with EPA standards. Soon, she realizes that the course’s manager is as attractive as the course he so carefully protects.
Ned Phillips feels the weight of family expectations squarely on his broad shoulders. The Phillips Family has owned and operated the Grand Hotel for three generations. For now, he manages the hotel’s golf course and makes plans for its future—plans that could be destroyed by Bethany’s spying. He gets close to the lovely environmentalist to watch for her next move until he gets too close to let her go.
Ellen & Pete by Amie Denman
What happens when you fall in love with your best friend just when it’s too late?
All her life, Ellen Phillips has loved working for her family’s Grand Hotel on White Pine Island. Flying the hotel’s airplane and piloting the island ferryboat while knowing someday she will inherit the luxurious resort is a fairy tale existence she has no desire to change. She’s always loved Pete McCormack, too. After all, he’s her best friend, confidante, and playmate. Until she suddenly sees him in a different light just before Christmas.
Pete McCormack has made sacrifices for his family’s golf cart rental business on the island, choosing to stay home and run it instead of pursuing his dream of his own career on the mainland. When his parents announce their plans to sell the business so Pete can leave the island, he has to choose between the future he thought he always wanted and his newfound love for the woman he would be leaving behind.
White Pine Island: Novella One: Ned & Bethany by May Williams
“Are we there yet?” She peeked over his shoulder. “Wherever there is.”
“Just ahead,” he said as they passed through an open iron gate, half over-grown and decaying with age. The forest around them was thick, the pine trees moving slightly in the afternoon breeze. “Watch to the right.”
She turned her head as they rounded a curve and gasped. An old plantation house in the low country style stood amongst the pines and live oaks. Dappled sunshine patterned the red brick of the two-story structure. A deep front porch ran the length of the house on the lower level with a balcony perched over it for the second floor. The home appeared abandoned with no curtains at the giant windows, but the glass was intact. Paint on the porch floor and trim peeled away, but no boards were missing.
“I had no idea this was here,” she breathed. When they stopped, she didn’t wait for him and rushed onto the porch to peer in the windows. “Does anyone live here?”
“Not for decades.”
“But it looks strangely cared for. There must be a story.”
He climbed onto the porch and leaned against a post, watching her. “Curious?”
“Willing to bargain?”
“What?” she asked. Was he going to ask her about her involvement with the Crusaders? She had no idea how to respond. She wouldn’t lie to him, but telling the truth would ruin what was developing between them.
He pushed off the post, nearing her. “I want to kiss you, Bethany. A kiss and I’ll tell you the story. I promise it’s a good one.”
Her lips tingled at his suggestion. “I’ve never made quite that kind of deal before. I’m intrigued.”
“Is that a yes?” He stood only inches away now.
She reached a hand out, running her fingers along his jaw. He hadn’t shaved today, which turned his all American boy image to sexy, dangerous man. “Yes,” she whispered.
He wasted no time wrapping his arms around her and pulling her against him. He felt as good as he looked. Lean, hard muscle under warm skin. She ran her hands across his shoulders to the back of his neck and waited for him to start the kiss.
“I thought you were going to kiss me,” she said after a few seconds.
“I am, but I want to get this right.”
“Like setting up a shot? You don’t want to miss your putt?”
“I never miss in the short game,” he said as he closed in, his lips brushing her, nipping and teasing, until he deepened the kiss. Her knees went weak and she tightened her hold on him, giving in to the kiss and the moment.
“I like this bargain,” she gasped, when the kiss finally ended. “How many other stories do you know?”
“If I run out of real ones,” he said softly, kissing her temples, her cheeks, her forehead. “I’ll start making them up.”
Amie Denman lives in Ohio with her husband, sons, cats, and dog. When she's not reading or writing, she enjoys walking and playing outside. Born with an overdeveloped sense of curiosity, she's been known to chase fire trucks on her bicycle just to see what's going on. Amie believes that everything is fun: especially roller coasters, wedding cake, and falling in love.
May Williams is convinced that she read every book in the public library of her hometown as a kid. Today, her house sags under the weight of books. If she’s not reading or writing, May can be found pursuing her other two passions – sewing and running. May lives happily in a little town on the shores of Lake Erie with her husband, two children, three cats, and one oversized dog.
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