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From New York Times bestselling author, Cheryl Holt, comes a sparkling, fast-paced novel about the complexity of family—and all the ways they can drive us crazy.
The lavish Layton-Benjamin wedding promises to be an event to remember, and the groom’s wealthy parents have spared no expense to impress their guests by hosting it at the exclusive Cross Creek Inn, a private mountain retreat tucked away in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. But the bride and groom are from completely different backgrounds, and they’ve only known each other for a few months, so it’s been a ‘hurry-up’ engagement that has everyone worried.
When the groom arrives late and tempers start to flare, it’s clear the wedding is a minefield that has to be carefully navigated. As parents and friends begin taking bets over whether the happy couple will make it to the altar, secrets are revealed, new loves emerge, and true happiness is finally found.
Book your visit to the Cross Creek Inn! A witty, fun summertime story about family, friendship, and finding out what matters most—that only Cheryl Holt could tell.
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An Amazon ‘Top-100’ Bestselling Author…
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“Did you realize who that was?”
“Who do you mean?”
“The woman who greeted us at the front door.”
Crystal glared at Lindsey and said, “No. Who was she?”
“I think it was Sharon Benjamin-Kildare.”
“How would you know what Sharon looks like?”
“Dennis has some pictures in a photo album.”
“Don’t tell me you’ve snooped at them.”
“Of course I have. I was curious to see how a normal family would appear.”
They were in Crystal’s suite, watching as a bellman lifted her bags off the cart he’d brought upstairs. They were staying five days, but she’d hauled along enough luggage for a year. There were numerous nuptial events to attend, plus the rehearsal dinner and the wedding itself. She would have to change clothes a thousand times, and she could never settle on exactly the appropriate outfit. It took her forever to prepare for any occasion.
There were four suites at the Inn. She and Dennis had one. Jennifer, her dad, and siblings had one too. Eric would share one with his friend, Josh, and Dennis had insisted Crystal assign the fourth one to Sharon. It galled her to have her nemesis given a room that was equal to Crystal’s, but then, Sharon was the groom’s mother. It was impossible to keep her from being singled out.
“Are you sure it was Sharon?” she asked. “I only met her once, and it was years ago.”
“It was definitely her, and you were a total bitch. Way to go, Crystal!”
TEN THINGS I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT BECOMING AN AUTHOR:
1. It’s really, really hard to write a novel. It’s even harder to write a good novel. And it’s almost impossible to write a great novel.
2. It takes a really long time to get good at it.
3. The publishing industry is incredibly competitive. The chance of making it into the upper ranks of famous novelists is as hard as making it into the NBA.
4. As an author, you never earn the money you think you will. It is definitely not a job that pays well!
5. Fame rarely occurs, and only a few authors “make” it. It usually takes thirty years to become an overnight sensation.
6. If you are lucky enough to start earning money from your books, you shouldn’t ever rely on it. The publishing market is fickle and difficult, and the money can vanish in an instant.
7. Publishing is big business, with some of the biggest corporations in the world owning and running the publishing companies. Unless you ultimately become a Stephen King or Nora Roberts, you are always just a cog in the wheel.
8. Selling books is harder than writing them.
9. Read all the time and write all the time. It’s the only way to get good at it.
10. You have to practice constantly, which means writing constantly, and you have to tell better stories than everyone else. A good story won’t set you apart. It has to be great, thrilling, and fun to read.
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CHERYL HOLT is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon “Top 100” bestselling author who has published over fifty novels.
She’s also a lawyer and mom, and at age forty, with two babies at home, she started a new career as a commercial fiction writer. She’d hoped to be a suspense novelist, but couldn’t sell any of her manuscripts, so she ended up taking a detour into romance where she was stunned to discover that she has a knack for writing some of the world’s greatest love stories.
Her books have been released to wide acclaim, and she has won or been nominated for many national awards. She is considered to be one of the masters of the romance genre. For many years, she was hailed as “The Queen of Erotic Romance”, and she’s also revered as “The International Queen of Villains.” She is particularly proud to have been named “Best Storyteller of the Year” by the trade magazine Romantic Times BOOK Reviews.
She lives and writes in Hollywood, California, and she loves to hear from fans. Visit her website at www.cherylholt.com.