Thursday, June 4, 2015

Book Spotlight: I'll Stand by You by Sharon Sala

If you're interested in a small-town Southern romance novel, check out New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sharon Sala's new book I'll Stand by You.

Not only is single mother Dori Grant exhausted from all the gossip and rumors in her small hometown, but just when she thought she couldn't take much more, she loses literally everything in just one night.  Dori realizes that she has nowhere else to turn except for her neighbor Johnny Pine.   Johnny has also been a victim of the rumor mill, but he hasn't let it bring him down.  All the gossips that have said he is no good can kiss his behind because he's got a heart of gold... not only has he been raising his brothers since his mom died, but he's decided to help Dori and her only child when nobody else in the town of Blessings would even consider helping out.  Find out how Dori and Johnny come together to prove everyone wrong in this heartwarming novel that you will definitely not forget.


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Title: I’ll Stand By You
Author: Sharon Sala
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Sharon Sala, who has also written under the name Dinah McCall, has 85-plus books in print, published in four different genres-Romance, Young Adult, Western, and Women's Fiction, and her Young Adult books have been optioned for film. She has been named a RITA finalist seven times by Romance Writers of America, and in 2011 they named her the recipient of the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. Her books are New York TimesUSA TodayPublishers Weekly bestsellers and published in many different languages. She lives in Oklahoma, the state where she was born.

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“Nothing means a damn thing if I don’t have my baby.”

“And now we get to my suggestion. Do you like Johnny Pine?”

“Yes, of course. He’s been wonderful to us.”

“No, I mean, could you like him as relationship material?”

“That possibility exists,” she said.

“Good. Now let me talk to Johnny.”

She handed the phone back to Johnny.

“Now he wants to talk to you.”

She took the baby and Johnny took the phone.


“I have a suggestion that could bring an end to your troubles.”

“Like what?”

“Do you like Dori?”

“Well, sure. She’s great.”

“Do you like her enough to consider a personal relationship with her?”

Johnny looked at Dori, then cupped her face and ran his thumb down the side of her jaw.

“Yes, I like her enough to consider a personal relationship.”

Dori shivered beneath his touch as she realized Butterman was asking Johnny the same question he’d asked her.

“Put the phone on speaker,” Butterman said.

“Just a minute,” Johnny said and then pressed a button. “Okay, you’re on speaker now.”

“Here’s the deal,” Butterman said. “You two are very young to have such adult responsibilities. You’re both trying to take care of your families on your own, and now DFCS has their nose in your business and is threatening you with removing the children from your custody, right?”

“Right,” they said.

“So this would end tomorrow if you were married.”

Johnny took a quick breath, started to speak, and then found himself staring at Dori instead, waiting for her reaction.

Dori already knew Johnny cared for her because he’d told her. What he didn’t know was that she was very attracted to him.

“Well? Did both of you faint or what?” Butterman asked.

“I’m game if she is,” Johnny said.

“I’m willing to do whatever it takes to keep our boys,” Dori said.

Butterman chuckled. “Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials. If it were me, I wouldn’t waste any time. Go get the license and find a preacher, and your trouble with Miss Carter is a thing of the past. I assume I am invited to the wedding.”

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