To their friends, Nick and Cathy Chance have the perfect marriage. High school sweethearts who’ve been together for ten years, they’ve weathered challenges and are as committed as they were when they first fell in love. Cathy trusts Nick, Nick’s world revolves around his wife, and the future looks golden.
To everyone who knows them, Cathy Chance and Roxanne Ruiz have a perfect friendship. They connected in grade school and since then have been each other’s confident and trusted advisor. Cathy loves the gorgeous Roxanne like a sister, Roxanne has fun-loving Cathy’s back in every situation, though lately there’s been tension between these two best friends…
And then, on a sunny summer morning, the unthinkable occurs, throwing into doubt the truth of what each of these people really know about themselves and one another.
Will Roxanne’s sacrifice be too little, and too late? Should Nick’s love for his wife be strong enough to risk trusting his heart more than logic? Can Cathy’s devotion to Nick give her enough strength to convince him to see her for who she really is?
Secret Sister proves how strong, how stubborn, and how trustworthy love can be as Nick and Cathy and Roxanne are challenged to overcome the secrets, the lies … and one extraordinary twist of fate that turns their lives upside down.
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Top 10 Weird and Wonderful Questions about Secret Sister
10. This novel plays the amnesia card with a Joker…can you say ‘trading places’ body swap?
9. Someone has hot sex with a man she thinks she knows…but is his identity the real issue?
8. Sister Zoe might see dead people…but then again, isn’t that a good thing?
7. Nick drives everyone crazy with his mourning…is he dense or just missing the obvious?
6. There are a lot of references to great old songs…can’t any of these people get some Satisfaction?
5. There’s a cat named Pittypatt…what movie character is she named after?
4. Cathy Chance learns she doesn’t know everything about her best friend Roxanne…with apologies to every philosopher since Socrates, can we ever know another person?
3. Most of the characters eat at a restaurant named Simone’s …is great food sexy to read about or does it just make you hungry?
2. Roxanne Ruiz is drop dead beautiful, Cathy has a great personality…HA... would most women rather be Roxanne or Cathy?
And the #1 most weird and wonderful question about Secret Sister is…(take it away Paul Shaffer)
1. Is the girl living in France with Nick at the end of the book who she thinks she is?
When I ‘woke up,’ strange words to use after being unconscious for what was surely days, not hours, I felt remarkably lucid. Which is to say, I opened my eyes and saw and understood that I was in a hospital bed, there were nurses working in the area outside my glassed-in room, and I was hooked to an I.V. and some other kind of machine.
I didn’t know the story of how I got here, but assumed it was bad. I remembered hearing, somewhere, that I had been in a terrible car accident, but I was blank to any other details.
For instance, I didn’t know my name.
I examined the contents of my brain and started a list of unknown things. Where was I? No clue. What day was it? I looked outside and saw blue sky. Zero. I was blank to the most basic of information.
My chest tightened and a roar began in my head. Don’t panic. I gulped air, blinked; fought to stay awake.
“Roxanne. Roxanne Ruiz. Do you know where you are?”
I didn’t recognize that name. In my brain I saw a face. A kind face, smiling. A great looking guy with strong arms and blue eyes.
But I had no idea who he was either …
Emelle Gamble was a writer at an early age, bursting with the requisite childhood stories of introspection which evolved into bad teen poetry and took her first stab at full length fiction in an adult education writing class when her kids were in bed. As M.L. Gamble, she published several romantic suspense novels with Harlequin. She has contracted with Soul Mate Publishing for Secret Sister, summer of 2013, and Dating Cary Grant, an early 2014 release.
Always intrigued by the words ‘what if’, Emelle’s books feature an ordinary woman confronted with an extraordinary situation. She most enjoys reading stories that surprise and amaze her, and hopes her readers will enjoy the challenging and exciting journeys her characters take.
Emelle lives in suburban Washington D.C. with her husband, Phil, her hero of thirty years, and two orange cats, Lucy and Bella. These girls, like all good villains, have their reasons for misbehaving. Her daughter, Olivia, and son, Allen, are happily launched on their own and contributing great things to society, their mother’s fondest wish.
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