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A Valley Ridge Wedding:
You Are Invited...

ISBN # 9780373718467
Harlequin SuperRomance, 4/13

Valley Ridge, New York's
most unlikely couple! 

For Mattie Keith it's the best and the worst of times. She should be reveling in the joy that one of her closest friends is getting married. Instead, she's being sued. All because of the three kids she recently inherited. She's trying to do what's best for them...even if it means fighting in court with the children's uncle, Dr. Finn Wallace. None other than Mattie's first and last crush. 

Yes, Finn's heart is in the right place. But can't he see that by living with him, the kids won't have what they have here in Valley Ridge-a real home? While Mattie's trying to show Finn what he's missing, she's also trying to fight her growing feelings for him. Is he standing in the way of her happiness, or is he her happiness in disguise?

Valley Ridge Series:
1. You Are Invited
2. April Showers
3. A Walked Down the Aisle
4. A Valley Ridge Christmas

 

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"A novel plot and first-rate characterization make this a great read. Readers will be drawn to the attraction between Finn and Mattie and to Mattie’s devotion to her young charges." ~RT BOOKclub

"Grab your hankies ladies, you will soon be smiling through your tears as you read talented Holly Jacobs’s YOU ARE INVITED…. Jacobs has created a small town setting filled with interesting characters and real world problems that tug at the heartstrings. Readers can not go wrong with a Holly Jacobs book. She is able to capture our attention with her inspired down-to-earth writing, even her scenes about cleaning the house are so well written that the reader can visualize the action. YOU ARE INVITED… is the first book in the Valley Ridge trilogy, meaning there are more great reads ahead for us to anticipate." CataRomance Reviews

 

 

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You Are Invited, Holly Jacobs
Copyright 2013

"Mathilda Keith?"

Mattie eyed the tall, scruffy-looking man who knew her name. She was certain she'd never seen him before and found it disconcerting that he was asking for her. "Yes?"

"You're Mathilda Keith?" he asked again.

"Yes." She heard a shriek from upstairs and wondered just what sort of mischief the kids could get into while she played twenty questions with a stranger on the porch. "How can I help you?"

He thrust an envelope into her hand, said, "You've been served," then turned and hightailed it down the walk.

Mattie went back inside the house, closed the door against any other unexpected visitors and opened the envelope.

There was another shriek and she identified the voice as Abbey’s. "Kids, don't make me come up those stairs," she called, channeling her mother.

Normally, she'd laugh at the comparison, but right now, her focus was on the envelope she still clutched in her hands. She opened it and skimmed the legal document, trying to interpret the formal-sounding words.

Mattie sagged against the wall as their meaning sank in. It seemed to boil down to the fact that Finn Wallace was suing her for custody of the kids. She was no lawyer, and the papers were full of practically unrecognizable legalese, but that was definitely what it looked like.

"Aunt Mattie, I'm done." Six-year-old Abbey nodded, her red braids bobbing against her shoulders. "Let's go."

Mattie shoved the papers back into the envelope, dropped it on the table and tried to ignore the sinking feeling in the pit of her stomach. She knelt by the youngest of her three wards and asked, “You finished cleaning your room already? The whole, entire thing?"

Abbey nodded.

"I didn't see you bring down any dirty clothes." When Abbey didn't respond, Mattie prompted, "So maybe you should go finish cleaning your room."

"No." Abbey stomped her foot. As far as six-year-olds went, it was a declaration of war.

Mattie didn't say anything. She wasn't a child expert by any stretch of the imagination, but the previous months of helping with her best friend's kids, especially the last one dealing with them on her own, meant she discovered that sometimes less was more. She hoped that this was one of those times.

The tiny redhead stomped her foot again. "I said, no, Aunt Mattie."

Mattie continued to stare down her youngest charge.

Abbey's lip started to tremble. Her foot stood firmly on the tiles that lined the small entryway. Tears welled in her bright blue eyes. "I want my mommy."

Those four small words were all it took for the battle of wills to collapse. Mattie leaned over and embraced her goddaughter. "I know, sweetie, I know."

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From the book: You Are Invited...A Valley Ridge Wedding
By: Holly Jacobs
Imprint and Series: Harlequin SuperRomance
Publication Date: 4/13
ISBN: 9780373718467
Copyright © 2013
By: Harlequin Enterprises
® and ™ are trademarks of the publisher.
The edition published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A.
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