Friday, May 16, 2014

Fresh Book Friday - Imperfect Love

Title: Imperfect Love
Author: Rebecca Talley
Genre: Women's Fiction/Romance
Publisher: DuBon Publishing
Date of Publication: March 2014

Lauren Wilson is well on her way to her happily-ever-after. She’s passionate about her career as a middle school English teacher, she adores her handsome, hard-working husband, and with a baby finally on the way, her perfect life is within her grasp.

But then a devastating test result changes everything.

Forced to choose between her baby and her husband, Lauren makes the only decision she can live with, and she returns to her small hometown in hopes of rebuilding her shattered life.

Ethan Campbell is a gifted photographer who travels the world and has no desire to settle down. When his mother dies, he must go home to settle her estate. Then it’s back to exciting adventures across the globe.

When Lauren crosses paths with Ethan, her teenage crush, old feelings resurface—feelings she’s not prepared to face. Will Lauren have the courage to trust again or will she spend her life alone?

Imperfect Love is a story about sacrifice, healing, second chances, and discovering that although love isn’t always perfect, sometimes it’s the imperfect love that’s the sweetest of all.

A plus sign.

Lauren Wilson blinked the hopeful tears back. Was she seeing it right? She flicked on the bathroom light for a better look and scrutinized the pregnancy test wand.

Definitely a plus sign.

She leaned against the wall. A baby.

Some milestones are moments, and some moments are milestones.
Lauren gazed at the wand again. This is definitely both.

After trying for over two years—well, she seemed to be more intent on conceiving than her husband, Paul, but that didn’t matter now. The wondering, hoping, then crying, month after month, didn’t matter. Nothing mattered now. She was pregnant. Excitement bubbled up inside her. She’d finally have a baby and the happily-ever-after she’d dreamed about since she was a little girl.

Lauren rested her hand across her stomach, her fingers tingling. After all this time, it was finally her turn.


She rushed into the bedroom to find her cell phone so she could call Paul with the news. Her anxious fingers stumbled over the keypad, searching for his speed dial number. What if he’s in a meeting? What if he can’t take the call? I don’t want to leave this on his voicemail.

She ended the call before it could go through and sat on the bed. This wasn’t something she wanted to tell him over the phone. It was too momentous. Too amazing. Too wonderful.

A photo caught her eye. She handled the delicate metal frame, memories of her wedding flooding her mind. What a perfect day it had been at the church on Third Avenue in Durango, her hometown. It was such a beautiful beginning to their life together, and now they’d move to the next step—adding a baby to their family.

Ideas of how to tell Paul swirled around her head. She wanted to make it special for him, so she decided to take some time to come up with just the right way to let him know he was going to be a daddy. Daddy. The word felt sweet and satisfying on her tongue.

Lauren glanced at the clock on the light blue wall opposite the bed. Seven thirty. She’d have to hurry—she didn’t want to be late for her first class.

Her hands stroked her stomach. I’m going to have a baby. I can’t wait to tell Paul. He’ll be as thrilled as I am.

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Author Bio:
Rebecca Talley grew up in Santa Barbara, CA. After high school graduation, she attended Brigham Young University. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. While at BYU, she met and married her sweetheart, Del. They are the proud parents of ten highly-creative, multi-talented children, including a son with Down syndrome. They also have the most adorable granddaughter in the world. Rebecca lives in Houston, TX with her husband and most of her children.

Rebecca is the author of Grasshopper Pie (WindRiver 2003), Heaven Scent (CFI 2008), Altared Plans (CFI 2009), The Upside of Down (CFI 2011), Gabby’s Secret (DuBon Publishing 2011), Hook Me: What to Include in Your First Chapter (DuBon Publishing 2012), Aura (DuBon Publishing 2012), and numerous children’s stories and articles for both online and print magazines.

When she isn’t writing, Rebecca loves to date her husband, play with her kids, swim in the ocean, eat Dove dark chocolate, and dance to disco music while she cleans the house.

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Rebecca writes fiction full of vigor. Don't miss this new novel!

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