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The Shop on Main
Comfort Crossing #1
Rose Quartz Press
(14 July 2014)
Sometimes, doing the right thing backfires... Bella Amaud is desperate when she learns her business and the home she lives in with her two boys is about to be whiskedout from under her. As shescrambles to maintain her fragile financial security andindependence, she fears she may lose more than just The Shop on Main and her home. Nothing is working out like Bella planned-she finds out the man she is falling for, Owen Campbell, is the businessman at the center of all her problems. Owen has secretly longed to belong-somewhere-anywhere-his whole life. When he decides to give his long-lost brother, Jake, back his birthright, he unknowingly thwarts his briefly held hope of a place where he can put down roots and a family he longs for. Nothing is working out like Owen planned-neither Bella nor Jake wants anything to do with him. How can a man who is used to being in control and a woman determined to make it all on her own find a way to happiness? The Shop on Main is Book One of the Comfort Crossing series. Bella and her best friends, Jenny and Becky Lee, navigate the heartaches and triumphs of love and life in thesmall southern town of Comfort Crossing, Mississippi.
This is another storyline which doesn’t make logical sense and was never explained.
If her husband wanted the divorce, and she was not in any way in the wrong:
Why wasn’t he paying her sufficient alimony and child support to enable her to live in the style to which she and the children were accustomed?
And, why wasn’t she still living in the family home?
Any good divorce lawyer/judge would have allocated these items to her without fail.
So bearing that in mind, the remainder of the story doesn’t make sense as the original premise on which it is based doesn’t.
At no point does she even fight for herself – any lawyer would take on her case for a percentage as she was so clearly in the wrong.
This type of story, where the women are lacking in spine and any ability to think logically and clearly annoy me.