Quinn, Tara Taylor, Wife by Design


Quinn, Tara Taylor, Wife by Design (Where Secrets Are Safe, Book 1),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Mills & Boon, 2013).

Title:  Wife by Design  (Where Secrets Are Safe, Book 1)

Author:  Tara Taylor Quinn

Imprint:  Superromance

Issues:  Disability; Domestic Violence; Parenthood


When life hands you lemons…

You make lemonade.  That’s what Lynn Duncan believes.  A single mother and nurse practitioner, she works at The Lemonade Stand, a unique women’s shelter supported by various businesses.  These include a physiotherapy service, where Grant Bishop, a landscape designer, takes his disabled brother.

When Grant and Lynn first meet they’re intensely attracted to each other-but they don’t see a future for themselves.  They’re too committed to the people they need to protect.  For Lynn that’s three-year-old Kara and the residents at TLS.  And Grant will sacrifice anything for his brother.  That might have to include a relationship with Lynn…

Dear Reader,

Welcome to The Lemonade Stand.  Life hands all of us challenges; happiness comes though the choices we make in the face of those challenges.  And sometimes the choice that brings happiness is the decision to reach out for help.

I know that sometimes life feels as though there are no options left.  No hope for true joy.

And then there’s a place like The Lemonade Stand, a very special shelter for women.  More than a shelter.  It’s a place that shows women that they have the right to be happy.  Wife by Design is the first of a series called Where Secrets Are Safe-and tat refers to both the secrets that some women hide before they come to the Stand and the secrets, the hidden selves, they’re able to reveal and explore once they’re there.  I am deeply committed to these books.  And to the hope that the decent men and women at The Lemonade Stand have to offer.  There is true joy and deeply peaceful happiness available to every one of us.

Because, after all, when life hands you lemons, you can choose to make lemonade.

Please let me know what you think of this book.  And join me in the fight against domestic violence, which afflicts a shocking number of women in this country and worldwide.  You can reach me at www.tarataylorquinn.com.

Tara Taylor Quinn


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