by Joyce DeBacco
Stuck in a small Southwest Florida town in the early part of the 20th century, young Dinah's dream of ever leaving seems doomed when she finds herself pregnant by an unscrupulous, older man. Zach also has a dream. He wants to be his own man, go his own way. But when tragedy strikes Dinah's family, his soft heart won't allow him to walk away.
Then Tyler, an ambitious land developer, offers to buy Dinah's riverfront property, and her dream is revived. Although Zach abhors the selling of paradise for a quick buck, his main fear is losing Dinah. Tyler ups the ante by proposing, and Dinah is forced to choose between a man who can make her dream come true, or a man who's been there for every joy, every sorrow in her life. She chooses the dream.
Years later, the stock market is soaring, Tyler's the wealthiest man in the county, and Dinah's had it up to her jewelled earlobes with the grand life. Adding more stress is Tyler and Zach's decision to enter politics. One candidate wants to further develop the sun-kissed coast; the other wants to preserve it for future generations. Dinah chooses to support Zack, and the race is on.
After reading women's fiction for many years, Joyce decided she had stories of her own to tell. One of her books, Serendipity House, was named best indie romance for 2011 by Lynn of Red Adept Reviews. As the mother of four grown daughters, she's familiar with the problems women face finding love, raising children, and stepping back when necessary. All of her books place an emphasis on love and family dynamics. She is happiest when she's secluded in her office creating new worlds and people to populate them. When she's not taxing her brain with plot, structure, and grammar, she likes to sew, particularly quilts. When she really wants to rest her brain, she chills out in front of the TV and usually falls asleep. Please visit her website, http://www.joycedebacco.com for information about her books.