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Contemporary
Northern Lights
By Leigh
Feb 20, 2009 - 9:28:56 AM

Judy thought she had the future of her dreams at her fingertips.  She’s the lucky girl who caught the roving eye of the handsome and eligible paleontologist Dr. Kent Sullivan, and the lucky one now wearing his engagement ring.  But when Kent postpones their wedding in order to spend a year on a dig in Mexico, Judy is hurt and disillusioned, and begins to question their relationship.


Hoping to restore her sense of self in a relationship dominated by Kent, Judy accepts a one-year teaching position in Calumet, the small town in northern Michigan where she spent her summers as a child.  But instead of finding the same small town of her memories, Judy is greeted with one shock after another.

 

On her first night in town, Judy’s hotel catches fire, and the rude and arrogant fireman who rescues her turns out to be none other than Paul Anderson—the son of her honorary “Aunt Bess”, with whom she’ll be staying for the year.  Judy and Paul are at odds from the start, and their antagonism is flamed by a mutual—and unwelcome—attraction.

 

When Judy discovers that the high school instructor position she was supposed to have is actually a one-year sentence teaching the third grade, she’s ready to head right back to Washington D.C., a move which the absentee, yet controlling Kent wholeheartedly supports.  But although young kids and small-town life are not what she’d planned for, Judy decides to stick it out, and finds out that all is not what it seems in either her life, Paul’s, or in Calumet.

 

NORTHERN LIGHTS is author Christie Cole’s debut romance novel.  Written with an appealing first person viewpoint which alternates between Judy and Paul, the novel gives the reader the feel of listening to the character’s memories rather than sitting on the sidelines and watching the show.  The story itself blends a sweet childhood-friends-to-couple romance with an enjoyable plot that centers on Judy and Paul finding out what they both really want—and need—in their lives.  This novel is sure to draw in fans from readers of both romance and women’s fiction.



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