Andrews, Beth, The Marine’s Embrace (In Shady Grove, Book 6), (Richmond, Surrey: Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).
Title: The Marine’s Embrace (In Shady Grove, Book 6)
Author: Beth Andrews
Issues: Amputee; Body Image; Depression; Parenthood; Self Esteem
If only he had something to give her…besides love
He’s only looking for a room and a fresh start, but Zach finds more than he’d bargained for when he checks into Fay Lindemuth’s bed-and-breakfast. The single mom intrigues him with her quiet strength and gentle beauty. He knows he should keep his distance from Fay and her young sons. Not only is she still hung up on her ex-husband, but as an ex-marine, Zach Castro has no idea what he can offer them. No matter how much he begins to feel for her…
I read my first Harlequin romance as a teenager and from that point on, I dreamed of becoming a Harlequin author. Now here I am, releasing my eighteenth book for Superromance, and I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you so much for allowing me to share my stories with you. Here’s to many more happy endings!
If you’ve read my books before, it’s probably clear that I’m a big believer in second chances. I believe that if a person sincerely wants to overcome their past, they will-but it won’t be easy. A point that was very much brought home in The Marine’s Embrace.
Fay Lindemuth and Zach Castro are both at turning points in their lives. Fay, who was introduced in the very fist InShady Grove book, Talk of the Town, is a single mother struggling with depression trying desperately to overcome past mistakes and move on. Zach comes to Shady Grove to work for his brother so he can figure out what his future holds after losing his arm and leg while serving in the marines. They don’t complete each other so much as they help each other heal. Zach gives Fay the strength to see herself as so much more than her illness and her past choices. Fay and her sons accept Zach into their hearts and show him how much brighter his future will be once he includes love and family into his plans.
I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed writing Fay and Zach’s story-especially being able to bring Fay’s story full circle and give her a well-deserved happy-ever-after. I’ve loved writing the In Shady Grove series and being able to return to Shady Grove time and again. This series has been very near and dear to my heart-thank you for being a part of it!
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