Meetings of Chance

Meetings of Chance

by Darlene Deluca


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She wants her old life back . . . He wants to leave his behind.

After her mother's death, Megan Monroe is convinced her life has been tossed into a high-speed blender. Normal is long gone. While dealing with a grieving father, single-handedly running the family's floral business and trying to re-shape her own career, she's suddenly confronted with a troublesome new neighbor and an explosive secret from her mother's past.

She can't tell her father, and her sister refuses to believe, so Megan presses on alone, forced to carry a secret she didn't even want to know. Determined to uncover the truth, she finds herself turning to a man she's not sure she can trust.

Tom Blake has fled his city life to escape the publicity of a high-profile divorce. Planning to lie low, he has no intention of being drawn into someone else's family angst. But he runs into more than he bargained for when he meets his new neighbors. In an unexpected turn of events, he finds himself thrust into the role of confidante and on the last path he wanted to travel - a path that threatens his plans for the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482097429
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/16/2013
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Books have always been a part of my life, and reading has always been a favorite pastime - from my childhood bookworm days when I would hide away with Trixie Belden or Laura Ingalls Wilder, to my busy parenting days when I forgo laundry, housecleaning and sleeping to carve out time for my latest book club read. I love curling up with a cup of tea and getting lost in a good story.

A couple of years ago I decided to sit down at my computer and give voice to some stories that have been rattling around in my head for a long time. That launched me into the world of fiction writing. So far, my completed novels and works-in-progress fall into the genres of women's fiction, contemporary romance, and mainstream with romantic elements.

My novels are about people and their relationships - what brings them together, what keeps them apart, what brings them joy or annoys the hell out of them. My intent is to bring to life interesting and 'real' characters that readers can relate to in real-life situations that combine a little fun, plenty of drama, and big helpings of friendship, love and self-discovery, and will leave you either cheering or sighing with a satisfied smile as you turn the final page.
And just so you know . . . I like a happy ending.

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Meetings of Chance 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MaryGramlich More than 1 year ago
How much does it take to recover from a set back? Tom and Megan are on the road to recovery one-step at a time.  They are both successful and independent people but are starting to discover that perhaps a relationship is not such a terrible ordeal. Megan is running three successful businesses, one of which was a venture she shared with her mother  before her sudden death.  Trying on several hats has been a great time to discover what she was good at but something might have to be given up, Megan just cannot decide what she loves the most.  Tom has come to  Megan’s small town trying to be his own man and show his successful but demanding family he can function on his own.  The more time Tom spends with Megan the more he tells her of past heartaches and huge  plans for turning an idea into a reality.  Megan is as enthusiastic about his triumphs as she is her own.   There are times they fight to stay away from one another but that only proves that being alone is just lonely. There is so much excitement around Megan with Tom but a dark cloud is starting to produce some rain on her  parade.  The life her mother described to Megan before she married Megan’s father has a few holes in a story  that may turn out to rock everyone’s contented existence.  Yet even with all the drama Megan discovers that work is a diversion and Tom is her destiny.  Tom also gets a big bop on the head and realizes that work is nice, family is great, but the love between them outshines even the perfect rose. Darlene Deluca writes a story about the wonders of a fresh and exciting new love with such panache  you can feel the heat between Megan and Tom every time they are together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It kept my attention. I didn't want to put it down and would like a sequel. Can't wait to read her next book.