When You Dance With The Devil by Gwynne Forster

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"A great story with wonderful life lessons …."—Books 2 Mention Magazine

After the death of her demanding mother, Sara Jolene Tilman is alone in the world for the first time—and ready for a fresh start. Sara becomes Jolene, and moves into the Thank the Lord Boarding House, an oceanside sanctuary that houses eleven other "misguided souls," as proprietress Fannie Johnson thinks of them. Surrounded by strangers, Jolene sees how socially awkward—and lonely—she really is. Yet, as she naively begins her search for love and belonging, Jolene finds she’s not alone…

Disillusioned by romance and success, wealthy Richard Peterson has given up his career and registered at Thank the Lord Boarding House. But he is taken aback by the humble surroundings, and the down-to-earth housemates for whom his status means nothing. Still, Richard discovers simple pleasures—and a promising new relationship. Now, with a little help from Fannie, Jolene and Richard will struggle to find themselves—and each other—at last.

"Ms. Forster has given more than a story of redemption; it is a story that encompasses the growth of the inner-self, the cleansing of souls, and an exposure to a time that is strikingly old-fashioned. This story should appeal to the innocence in readers."
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About Gwynne Forster

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Gwynne Forster is an "Essence" bestselling author and has won numerous awards for fiction, including the Gold Pen Award, the RT Book Reviews Lifetime Achievement Award. She holds a bachelor's and master's degrees in sociology and a master's degree in economics/demography and has traveled and/or worked in sixty-three countries. She lives in New York with her husband.
Published September 6, 2011 by Kensington. 353 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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After Maryland millionaire Leon Farrell dies in Forster's absorbing sequel to 2004's If You Walked in My Shoes, his adult children—Gunther, a software game developer who's suffering from a bad strain of the flu;

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Forster (Whatever It Takes ;If You Walked in My Shoes ) continues her soft-focus chronicle of the Thank the Lord boardinghouse's residents, this time setting a 35-year-old small-town virgin and a high-powered New Yorker on paths to self-discovery.

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