The Heart of Moreland Manor
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE SERIES
What if an abandoned manor house restores its owner?
Prequel #1 This I Promise You
What if finding your heart’s desire means entrusting it …
just once more … to the one who broke it?
School teacher Adelyn Ormond should not have been surprised when she was jilted at the altar.
Promises are meant to be broken.
When her supervisor tasks her with galvanizing support for a local food bank, she directs her energy toward the underprivileged in her community—some of whom are her own students. Problem is, the responsibility requires her to involve celebrity chef Bryan J. Carlyle, her almost-husband whose participation assures great results.
For all his success, Bryan hasn’t come up with a recipe for how to be restored to his family. Doesn’t help that abandoning Adelyn threatens to spoil his reputation and ruin his career. When he encounters hungry children scrounging for food behind his restaurant, Bryan agrees to get behind Adelyn’s worthy cause.
With much on the line, can Adelyn trust Bryan to make good on his promise—without risking her heart? Will the love that led them to the altar be the key ingredient for reconciliation? Maybe. But his no-show when it matters most might be beyond forgiveness.
A reluctant heiress
A driven contractor.
An abandoned house in want of a family.
Reluctant heiress, Everley Scott, knows exactly what she wants. Status quo. But when Moreland Manor, her inheritance of an 1846 manor house, is at risk for of being razed, she agrees to fulfill her mother’s final wishes to restore the house to its former glory.
Historic restoration specialist, Gabe Bellevue, is in need of a big contract to buoy his slumping business and reputation as New Orleans’ go-to guy. When Everley contacts him out of obligation to her dead mother, he believes Providence is smiling down on him.
Gabe’s hefty price tag corners Everley into contracting with a production company that offers partial funding in return for rights to film the project.
When production enforces its strict schedule on Gabe, his refusal to rush the job could cost him the deal of a lifetime … and his last shot at satisfying unrequited love for Everley, his high school crush.
The discovery of an impassioned plea penned in the 1800’s by a former Moreland heiress might be the key to unlock Everley’s heart and enable her to embrace the historic treasure. Especially when it comes with a highly capable—and increasingly irresistible— contractor.
Will Moreland, once again, enjoy the sound of love and laughter within its walls?