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(The Wardrobe Series #3)
By Candee Fick
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 275 Pages
May 1st 2019 by Bling! Romance
The pampered diva is about to meet her match
Songbird Gloria Houghton has always needed to be the center of attention, but the spotlight has shifted. Seeking fame and a fresh start, she finds a new stage in Branson, Missouri…only to risk being replaced by a manipulative rival. If Gloria can’t be the star, who is she?
Jack-of-all-trades Nick Sherwood is just one leaf on a vast family tree that includes a restaurant chef, hotel owners, and even the headline act at a family-owned theater. He’s seen how fame can blind a person with jealousy and is more than content to stay in the background thank you very much. If only he wasn’t so fascinated--and irritated--by the newest addition to the staff.
After a disaster of a first impression and financial difficulties land Gloria in the humblest of jobs—with Nick as her boss—it might be time for her to learn to sing a new song.
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About the Author
Candee Fick is a multipublished, award-winning author. She is also the wife of a high school football coach and the mother of three children, including a daughter with a rare genetic syndrome. When not busy writing, editing, or coaching other authors, she can be found cheering on the home team at sporting events, exploring the great Colorado outdoors, indulging in dark chocolate, and savoring happily-ever-after endings through a good book.
In addition to writing clean faith-based romance novels and inspirational non-fiction, Candee coaches other authors with their marketing plans and offers content editing to aspiring novelists. She is a member of both American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the Christian Proofreaders and Editors Network. Her fiction has semi-finaled, finaled, and won the ACFW Genesis Contest and Selah Awards.
Conscious of the passing time, Gloria scrambled out of her wet shirt and slipped into the gigantic dry one. She rolled up the sleeves, then gathered the mid-thigh-length fabric and tucked it into the waistband of her damp jeans. After wringing out her T-shirt into an empty bucket in the corner, she left the office behind and carefully retraced her steps toward the rehearsal room.
Late, damp, and in an oversized mechanic’s shirt.
What kind of impression would she make now?
She’d have to prove her worth with her voice alone.
Thankfully the pain in her knee had faded, leaving a sore spot on her shoulder as the only lingering damage.
At the site of her previous fall, Nick soaked up the last of the spilled water while one of the brothers looked on. Spotting her approach, the man left the janitor and hurried to her side, his eyes scanning over her attire. “Is that the best Nick could come up with? Sorry we don’t have better.”
She covered the monogrammed name over her heart. “It’ll do for now until my clothes dry out.” She shook out the more-than-damp T-shirt. “Sorry to make everyone wait on me.”
“No worries. We’re sorry for such a welcome. I’m Gavin, by the way.”
“I’m Gloria. And it’s nice to officially meet you.” She added a regal nod to offset her borrowed hillbillyish appearance, then grinned. If only she could ignore the uncomfortable sensation of Nick watching her.
Gavin winked, then offered his elbow to escort her away from the janitorial tasks and toward her future as a singer.
Her smile grew when she realized she’d captured the handsome man’s full attention for a minute. The added confidence lingered as they crossed the threshold into a room holding a piano and two semicircle rows of chairs with a half dozen other people mingling around.
The snickering blond from the corridor had already claimed a front-and-center seat, the perfect spot to smirk at Gloria’s borrowed shirt…and frown when she noticed the handsome man escorting Gloria.
While Gloria didn’t want to make any enemies on her first day, it was a nice reminder of her fresh start. With a new town and a new job, maybe she deserved a new guy, too. Especially since it appeared there were plenty of men to go around. While she was in Branson, she might as well enjoy herself.
“Gloria.” The other brother, Tyler, noticed their arrival and hurried over. “Sorry for the accident this morning. Our welcome mat doesn’t usually include a free shower.”
She forced a self-conscious laugh and tried to pretend like it didn’t matter. “It turned out to be a refreshing wake-up since the weather is already warmer here than back in Colorado.”
“Well, thanks for being a good sport who can handle the unexpected. We need that around here.” Tyler punctuated his words with a wink, sending a flutter through her chest.
- One 1st prize winner will receive: the complete set of The Wardrobe Series (ebook only if international winner, otherwise print copies) plus a $25 Amazon gift card
- One 2nd prize winner will receive: Copy of Sing a New Song (ebook only if international winner, US winner can choose ebook or print) plus a $10 Amazon gift card
- Ends May 15, 2019
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