About Negotiating With Mary, a Boookstore Romance by GL Robinson
Single, mid-thirties Mary is the fourth generation in her family to own Cunningham’s Books and Bookish Things. When wealthy developer Daniel Purdy sees the opportunity to develop a whole city block and sends his minions to persuade her to sell him her property, she turns them away. The city officials and most of the people she knows are ranged against her. Then when Purdy himself turns up, she finds herself unaccountably drawn to him.
But she already has a boyfriend. Or does she? She’s not sure why a catch like Peter should want a plain Jane like her, and he’s making no commitments.
And there are the people who depend on her. Her friend whose special-needs son works with her in the bookstore and the poor old fellow who comes in every day for coffee and a muffin and to read the newspapers.
But money is tight and everyone knows independent bookstores are on their way out. Can Mary hang onto the life she has, let alone imagine a different one? Wanting to make the right decisons for everyone, is she in danger of making the wrong ones for herself?
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I was born in Portsmouth, England (I'm not telling the date!) but I've lived in the USA for over 40 years. I'm a product of a convent boarding school in the 1950's and early 60's. You can probably guess I received an old-fashioned education. I began writing Romances in 2018 after the death of my beloved sister who was in the convent with me all those years ago. We used to read the novels of Georgette Heyer under the covers with a torch after lights out, so I began writing Regencies. I have 14 of those published, but this is my first Contemporary Romance. I had fun writing it, and I hope you'll enjoy reading it!
Apart from writing, I enjoy my garden, cooking, reading and having tea parties with my grandchildren.
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