Stranger in Paradise by Eileen Goudge

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In the first book of Eileen Goudge’s bestselling Carson Springs series, an unlikely wedding upends a tranquil California town

It isn’t easy to watch your daughter marry a man who’s twice her age, but Samantha Kiley holds her tongue. Wes seems like a good man, and it doesn’t hurt that he’s also a billionaire. She has no idea that she will soon be caught up in a May–December affair of her own that will set tongues wagging in the idyllic small town of Carson Springs. 
When Sam, a widow, becomes involved with Wes’s son, who is fifteen years her junior, it sends tremors through the Kiley family and their small town. But gossip isn’t the most dangerous thing in Carson Springs: This peaceful place is about to be rocked by murder. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Eileen Goudge including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

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Eileen Goudge was born July 4, 1950 and grew up in the San Francisco bay area. She began writing at the age of eight. At eighteen, she dropped out of college, ran off with a man dodging the draft, and got married. Two years later, she was divorced, with a baby, and had to go on welfare. She decided to become a professional writer, started writing non-stop and managed to sell a few articles. In the early eighties, she was chosen to help launch a new line of teen romances, which became the successful Sweet Valley High series. She now had enough money to end another bad marriage and move to New York City with her two children. She continued to write the Sweet Valley High titles while working on a novel. Her first novel, Garden of Lies, was sold in 1986 to Viking for nearly one million dollars. Since then, she has written over thirty novels for young adults and over ten works of women's fiction. Her other works include Thorns of Truth, The Diary, and Once in a Blue Moon.
Published November 29, 2011 by Open Road Media. 321 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Finch, a teenaged runaway who has witnessed a murder, flees New York and finds herself part of the wedding as Samantha Kiley’s younger daughter, Alice, marries much older media tycoon Wes Carpenter.

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Goudge's fictional test of one of society's great inconsistencies—that it's okay for a man to be with a much younger woman, but not the reverse—is interesting, but the supposed scandal caused when Sam reveals she is pregnant is dated, given how increasingly common it is for older women to bear ch...

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