A Silken Thread by Brenda Jackson

By Brenda Jackson

For Erica Sanders, discovering a soul mate was once the simple half. Brian Lawson is the guy she wishes, and everybody concurs they're definitely the right couple. Almost every body. the only exception is Erica's mom, Karen, who prefers her daughter marry one other guy. Karen even hires a personal detective to enquire Brian, however the fact he uncovers is the very last thing she expected—a devastating betrayal that rips either households apart.

Convinced that her dating cannot be salvaged, Erica ends her engagement. but she has lingering doubts over her determination, particularly as soon as Brian's appealing unmarried neighbor begins pursuing him. an opportunity assembly proves that the fervour among Brian and Erica hasn't dimmed—but neither has the choice of others to maintain them aside, or the surprising lengths Karen will visit as a way to undermine her daughter's relationship.

As secrets and techniques previous and new are published, Erica and Brian locate themselves stuck among the bonds of the earlier and an doubtful destiny, each one making painful discoveries approximately who to think and belief. Masterfully informed and laced with the sensuality and drama that Brenda Jackson does top, this is often an unforgettable tale of relationships at their most complicated, and the way tough it may be to select from dwelling separate lives—or keeping quick while love hangs by means of a silken thread….

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April loosened her hold on the leash and glanced around, thinking if anyone had told her she would be returning to her birthplace as often as she was now, she would not have believed them. She’d barely been able to wait until she’d finished high school to blow this town. But her grandmother, the one person she adored and loved in this life, hadn’t wanted to move away with her. Nana said Hattersville was her home. She had been born here and she wanted to die here. April hadn’t known just how much her grandmother had meant those words until her senior year in college when her constant badgering to get Nana to move out west with her had led to Nana’s heart attack.

Yes, I’m a little stressed,” she admitted. “My sanity is barely holding up. ” She figured if anyone should know, surely April would. After all, her best friend had walked down the aisle three times already. “Umm, a little stress is to be expected of every bride. But in your situation…” April left the words unsaid. Erica’s mother was driving her crazy. With one breath Karen Sanders would rant and rave about Brian Lawson not being good enough to marry her daughter, and with the next breath she’d give the wedding planner hell because she intended for Erica’s wedding to be the social event of the year.

Little did she know that, although she would badger him on occasion about the hours he put in at the firm, the main reason he did so was because he’d rather be there than here. There was no need to pretend that he was in love with his wife, because he wasn’t. And the sad thing about it was that he never had been. But then, she hadn’t ever loved him, either, so any absence of emotions on his part didn’t warrant a guilt trip. Their marriage had started off from day one as a business arrangement. At least that’s how their parents had explained it to them.

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