Book excerpt for “Change of Heart” by Barbara Longley

Today
features a book excerpt for the contemporary romance novel A Change of Heart by Barbara Longley.

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Blurb for A Change of Heart:
Cory
Marcel worked tirelessly over eight grueling years to develop a successful
military career. After her commanding officer violently assaulted her, she lost
everything—especially her trust in people. Despite the emotional damage
threatening to sink her, Cory agrees to accept a new job at a furniture store
in Perfect—a job that could offer the fragile brunette the chance to start
over.
Ted
Lovejoy cofounded Langford & Lovejoy Heritage Furniture, but lately he
feels like an outsider in his own business. When he meets Cory, Ted realizes
his company can do more than just build furniture—it can also help rebuild
lives. He longs to help Cory recover from her pain, yet every time he gets too
close to her heart, she pushes him away.
While
Cory can’t resist her attraction to Ted, she fears the demons haunting her will
drag down both of them. Could this kind, soft-spoken man help her finally bury
the past…and unlock a future full of hope and happiness?
Excerpt
from A Change of Heart:
“Too
late. I crumbled months ago.” Cory’s jaw clenched. “I don’t know if I can do
shopping, makeup or a regular job. All of that stuff you mentioned I did? It
was fueled by rage. Rage was my sole reason for getting out of bed each day.
It’s done. I’m out of momentum and reason.” She crossed her eyes and twirled
her finger by her temple. “In more ways than one.”
“Then
it’s time to find a new reason to get out of bed.” Brenda’s face took on a
resolute, dogged expression. “You have a job interview tomorrow afternoon, and
I’m here to make sure you look your best.”
“What?
NO!” Her blood turned to ice water, chilling her to the sludge-filled center of
her bones.
“Yep.
Let’s go. Hup, hup.” Brenda pulled her up and pointed her toward home. “Right,
left, right, left. March. You stink, and your hair is a greasy, stringy mess.”
“I
like my hair this way.”
“No
you don’t.” Brenda gave her a gentle nudge. “Ready or not, here comes your new
life.”
“I’m
not ready.” Panic sent her heart racing, tightening her chest and robbing her
of breath. “I’m not ready, dammit.”

Author information:

As
a child, award-winning author Barbara Longley moved frequently, learning early
on how to entertain herself with stories. Adulthood didn’t tame her peripatetic
ways: she has lived on an Appalachian commune, taught on a Native American
reservation, and traveled the country from coast to coast. After having
children of her own, she decided to try staying put, choosing Minnesota as her
home. By day, she puts her master’s degree in special education to use teaching
elementary school. By night, she explores all things mythical, paranormal, and
newsworthy, channeling what she learns into her writing. Barbara loves to hear
from readers, and can be reached through her website:
http://www.barbaralongley.com


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