Third Time's a Charm by Virginia Smith
(Sister-to-Sister Book #3): A Novel

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Can Tori balance career, family, love, and shopping?

Tori Sanderson has the professional opportunity of a lifetime. If she can prove she's executive material, she's in line for a big promotion. But there's only room for one new account executive, and her co-worker has his eye on the job . . . and on Tori. How can she consider romance when she couldn't hold on to the one man who was supposed to love her forever--her own father?

The time has come for answers, and Tori decides to search for the father who deserted her twelve years ago. Will she find the answers she craves? And will she ever be able to love again?

"Sometimes tender, sometimes lighthearted, Third Time's a Charm has it all. Ginny always wins me over with her humor, but this time she captivated me with her depth. Highly recommended!"--Janice Thompson, author of Fools Rush In

"An irresistible story of pain, discovery, and triumph that has all the elements of a wonderful love story."--Maggie Brendan, author of No Place for a Lady and The Jewel of His Heart

Virginia Smith is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Age before Beauty and Stuck in the Middle, which was a finalist for the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award. In 2008 she was named Writer of the Year at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. Learn more about Ginny and her books at

About Virginia Smith

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Some authors will tell you they dreamed of becoming a writer from the time they could hold a crayon in their chubby little hands," says award-winning author Virginia Smith. "I'm not one of them." Though she has been an avid reader since childhood, Ginny didn't try her hand at writing until her mid-twenties, when she read a story in a magazine and thought, "I could do better than that!" Thus began a long and painful lesson: writing well is harder than it looks. Since she apparently wasn't destined to become an overnight sensation as a novelist, she embarked upon a career in the corporate world, raised a family and wrote in snatches of time after the kids were in bed. And she collected a pile of rejection letters for her stories-one hundred and forty-three of them-before her first sale. Eventually, that first sale did come, and today Ginny says she's grateful for all those years of rejection. "While some people seem to know intuitively how to write, I had to learn the craft. I'm eternally grateful that my early attempts weren't published. Some of them were really awful." After the release of her debut novel in 2006, Ginny left her job as a corporate director to become a full time writer and speaker. She has since published dozens of novels, articles and short stories. Her books are aimed primarily at Christian readers, and she writes in two genres: humorous contemporary fiction and romantic suspense. In March of 2008 she was honored to be named Writer of the Year at Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. An energetic speaker, Ginny loves to exemplify God's truth by comparing real-life situations to well-known works of fiction, such as her popular talk, "Biblical Truth in Star Trek". When she's not writing, she and her husband, Ted, enjoy exploring the extremes of nature: snow skiing in the Utah mountains, motorcycle riding on the curvy roads of central Kentucky and scuba diving in the warm waters of the Caribbean. You can stay in touch with Ginny through her Web site.
Published January 1, 2010 by Revell. 337 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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