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My One True Love

1915…

Twice widowed…

Margaret Sweeney has no intention of marrying again. Her heart simply cannot withstand another loss. Besides, it’s a rare man that knowingly weds a barren woman, and she buried him. To honour his memory, she decides to dedicate herself to Sugar Hill, the tobacco plantation he left her. But when she meets overseer, Joe Banner, and his delightful daughter Maisie, all her plans to refrain from ever loving someone again, go awry…

Once bitten…

Joe learned young the danger of romantic love with a woman, and vowed to never make that mistake again. For a decade he’s been true to his word. And then the new owner of Sugar Hill sweeps into his and Maisie’s carefully ordered lives and upends everything, including his resolve to remain aloof…

Three lives forever changed…

Painful as it is to lose in love, it’s nothing compared to losing a child. And when Joe’s past and Margaret’s present conspire to threaten Maisie’s future, the couple will do whatever it takes to save her, even if it means giving up every precious last piece of their damaged hearts…

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Available January 24th, 2021

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Excerpt – My One True Love

Excerpt from My One True Love, 2020 copyright Deborah Small , All Rights Reserved She braced as he neared, his lean, hard-edged face not exactly beaming with welcome, and eased out a breath when he stopped a few yards short of the coach. Her imagination had failed her where he was concerned, too. She’d envisioned …