Would you believe that I forgot today was release day for Precious Embrace, the sequel to A Piece of Heaven. Would you like to stop back in at A Piece of Heaven , the Christian coffee house where it all began? Where Trina performs a mix of Christian songs nightly, guaranteed to soothe the weary soul from the weight of the world? And Laura creates meals to satisfy the deepest hunger with her own creative dishes?
Step inside and find out what's so special about this coffee house.
Back Cover Blurb:
Laura Senton has found peace and happiness, knowing she’s right where she belongs, running her own kitchen at A Piece of Heaven, a Christian coffee house in
Being partners with her dear
friend, Trina, she has carved out a niche and counts her blessings daily for
being able to do something she loves doing. When the sins of her past are
brought to mind by the appearance of Sean Laylor, her teenage crush, Laura
tries to hide from Sean, as well as her own feelings. Pingree,
At first not recognizing Laura because she changed so much, Sean is at a loss as to why she tries to avoid him. He has no idea of what Laura went through years ago, or how she felt toward him, but he still feels a share of the guilt for her past once he learns some of the choices she made.
Both covet the memories of their time together, but sins of the past can be a tough hurdle to get over.
Orders trickled to a stop over the next half hour.
Wow. So much for a quick and easy clean up. Laura wanted nothing more than to put her feet up on
a chair and relax. She pulled her apron off, hung it onthe back of the door, and stepped out into the
Trina wasn’t playing—must be on her last break.
Laura grabbed a mug and stepped over to the latte machine. She looked over the crowd.
Lise was just clearing off a small table by the wall.
The seat was Laura’s favorite. Maybe because she Jared had proposed to Trina there. Or maybe because it had a good view of the stage but was out of the way.
"Excuse me. Could I get a cup of coffee? The other waitresses look pretty busy."
"Sure, I’ll..." She lifted her gaze past the broad chest and shoulders to a neatly trimmed beard and
startling blue eyes. Eyes she would know anywhere.
She swallowed hard. "Sean?" Her first crush.
"Sorry, do I know you?"
No, he wouldn’t know the blonde, curly hair, or the body that was half the size it used to be. She shook her head.
"Sorry, I thought you were someone else. I’ll get your waitress for you. What table are you—"
He touched her arm. "You look vaguely familiar. Are you sure we don’t know each other?"
Of course, he had no idea. But she knew him. Sean Laylor, high school quarterback, team captain senior year...why would he remember the fat girl with glasses and long, stringy hair who tutored him to get his English grade up so he could stay on the team and get into college?
She snapped back to the present. "Let me get your waitress for you."
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