Ted Farris is a slightly older-than-usual college student at age thirty-one. Strikingly handsome with a charming personality, he instantly attracts females of all ages. Already engaged to Lorna Starr, Ted tries to deny his feelings for Elaina as long as he can. When Ted and Elaina's relationship begins to get serious, Ted realizes he needs to do the honorable thing by fulfilling his promise to Lorna of marrying her. With a deep sense of loss, Ted turns away from Elaina and prepares to become Lorna's husband instead. Is there any chance for Ted and Elaina to be together? Will dependable Ted ever see Lorna for what she is-a money-hungry woman that doesn't love him?
Debra White Smith has written a modern version of Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITIES she calls REASON AND ROMANCE. It is a contemporary romance that will keep you yearning for more and not wanting to stop reading until way past your bedtime. With dependable Ted trying to do the honorable thing by keeping his promise to wed Lorna, and reasonable Elaina finally doing a less-than-sensible thing by falling in love with Ted, this book is sure to have you hoping for a happy ending for them both. A side romance with Elaina's sister Anna involved also proves to be very interesting. Both young women must learn to rely on God's guidance in order to find true love, not just infatuation. Be sure not to pass this one up.