A Mother's Heart by Sharon Sala

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The bonds they share with their children are intricate, fiercely protected and often tested by the vagaries of modern life. This engaging collection celebrates those relationships—lost, found, newly forged, made stronger by a boundless and relentless love.

A Mother's Heart features three special women who contend with the trials and tribulations of motherhood—and find romance in unexpected ways.

A single mom rediscovers a long-ago love with help from her young son and YouTube in "The Promise" by New York Times bestselling author Sharon Sala.

A stressed-out executive lands on her birth mother's doorstep and falls for the guy next door in "You Belong to Me" by Isabel Sharpe.

A journalist helping her adopted daughter trace her roots learns a lesson in romantic destiny in "A Daughter's Journey" by Linda Cardillo.


About Sharon Sala

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Sharon Sala realized that she was meant to be an author when she found herself loving to read, hating her job, and constantly daydreaming. Prompted by the deaths of her father and sister, which happened within two and a half months of each other, Sharon made a vow to "not let another day pass without pursuing my dreams."In 1989 she finished a manuscript and sent it to a publisher. Not only was it the first manuscript Sharon had ever sent, but the very first publisher she sent it to bought it! Since her first Silhouette book, Annie and the Outlaw, in 1994, Sharon has published seven books for Silhouette Intimate Moments. She also wrote For Her Eyes Only, which was published as a part of Silhouette's 36 Hours miniseries in October 1997.More recently, Sharon made the jump to MIRA Books with Sweet Baby and Reunion. Sharon has been a four-time RITA Award finalist. She has been given many awards, including the Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times Magazine, and the National Readers' Choice Award, twice.Born and raised in Prague, Oklahoma, Sharon still lives there with her two children. She describes her writing style as "instinctive--I rarely have to sit down and think of a plot or character for a new book. They are always floating around inside my head, waiting to come to life." Isabel Sharpe was not born with a pen in her hand like many of her fellow authors. Far from starting early on a writing career, she got her B.A. in music from Yale and a masters in vocal performance from Boston University. In 1994, motherhood rescued her from a fledgling career in fund-raising for which she was vastly unsuited. Searching to keep herself stimulated while at home with a demanding infant, she took the plunge into writing romance. Her first attempt was an unpublishable mess, but she was hooked. Isabel's first book came out in December 2000. Since then she has sold numerous books to Harlequin for the Duets, Temptation and Blaze series and the Signature Select collections, in addition to Online Reads for eHarlequin.com. Isabel has been a member of Romance Writers of America since 1996. She was a 1998 Golden Heart Finalist and a 2003 Rita finalist in Short Contemporary. Isabel lives in Wisconsin with two sons and two cats. She spends her too-few leisure hours reading, cooking or working out so she can eat more of what she cooks. Linda Cardillo grew up in a large extended family that always seemed to find itself around the table of one grandmother or another--in the dining room on winter Sundays and under the grapevines of her city grandmother or under the willow trees of her country grandmother in the summer. It was at those tables that she first heard love stories, of uncles stationed on remote islands during World War II and aunts who followed them, of beloveds who died tragically young or cosmopolitan boyfriends who frequented the best nightclubs in Manhattan. As a little girl, she used to sit under the table in her nana's kitchen, draw pictures with her twenty-four Venus colored pencils and just listen.The Venus pencils soon became pen and ink, and by the time Linda was in high school, the pictures she was drawing were conveyed in words. She kept alive the dream of writing a novel through many careers, as an editor of college textbooks, a business writer, a college and high school teacher of creative writing and English and a fundraiser. After many years and many rewrites, she came to understand the importance of perseverance in the writer's toolkit and was delighted to sell her first Harlequin book.Linda has been married for over twenty years to a German-born scientist. They spent several years living in Germany and love to travel, from the savannahs of Kenya to the moors of Scotland. They now live with their youngest child in a quintessentially New England town that was founded in the seventeenth century and welcome home their older two children for lingering meals around a table that bears a strong resemblance to those of Linda's grandmothers.
Published March 31, 2009 by Harlequin Anthologies. 320 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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