Summer’s Growth – Tina Gayle
Genre: Romantic paranormal mystery
Release Date: January 2013 (Second book in the series coming out in 4/2014)
Forced by the family spirits to get a life, Mattie Winston has to train her replacement Amber Harrison to be in charge of all the workings of the Winston estate. Reluctant to make changes in her life, Mattie forms a bond with Amber, when strange accidents start happening which threaten their lives and an unknown ghost makes an appearance.
After being rescued by an old flame, Quincy Miller, Mattie faces old wounds of rejection. As the general contractor for Amber’s redecoration project, Mattie is in constant contact with Quincy and realizes she still in love with her childhood sweetheart.
Amber, learning her new role in the family, wants to discover the identity of the ghost who keeps appearing. After several appearances, Gwen, Amber’s distance grandmother, shifts the book into more of Amber’s struggle to find out why her grandmother disappeared two hundred years ago without a trace. In a fight to claim her position in the family, Amber searches for clues to solve the mystery.
Mattie and Amber are both challenged when the family spirits decides Amber shouldn’t be the keeper. Battling for Amber, Mattie realizes she wants a life with Quincy outside the Winston estate.
Amber realized the importance of her new spiritual family, and she works to discover how Gwen died.
Can these two women achieve their goals?
Comments from Reviewers –
“Summer’s Growth is a compelling story about two women. Amber Harrison is a struggling college student who doesn’t know what she wants to do with her life. Mattie Winston has devoted her life to her family’s spiritual guides. When the spirits decided to replace Mattie with Amber, both are thrown together. Strange things start happening around them and they are both challenged by their desire to have the life they have always wanted.
Mattie had her heart broken by Quincy Miller once. Now years later, can she give him another chance?
Will Amber discover who killed her distant grandmother and give love a chance to grow with Carter?
Fascinating story with a family of secrets to discover.”
“SUMMER’S GROWTH, author Tina Gayle presents a ghost story with a unique perspective. She gives a whole new meaning to the idea of caring for your elders. An enjoyable read.”
“I really enjoyed Summer’s Growth. The romantic element coupled with the paranormal aspects of the novel made for an interesting story. I am not typically drawn to these types of works, but very glad I took the chance. Great read!”
Tina Gayle was born in Texas, the place of her heart and where most of her family still lives. The youngest of four daughters, she grew up a dreamer.
She worked for years in the business world doing a variety of accounting jobs. Then when her two sons were little, Tina decided to go back to school to get a degree in MIS. She only used this degree a few years before deciding to follow her passion for writing romance.
As romance author, she has published a number of contemporary romances. Her first being Pregnancy Plan, followed by a paranormal story called Mating Rituals. Deciding to stick to her contemporary romance roots, she then published two more books Baby Decision and Youthful Temptations. Wanting to start a series, she drew on her own life as an executive’s wife. She created the Executive Wives’ Club series which is about four women who have lost their husband in a fatal car wreck. The last book of is due out in 2014.
Married for over twenty-five years, she and her husband love to travel and Tina can’t wait for Mike to retire so they can do it more.
Always working on perfecting her craft, Tina attends writing conferences, and can be found in a number of writing classes. She also loves to hear from her readers.
“In concise statement of the facts as I see them,” Jonathan spoke without preamble. “We have found your replacement, and we need to address the issue of your future.”
Her fears were relieved as to the topic of today’s meeting. She decided to address a number of other issues that should be discussed before her future. “Shouldn’t we wait until Amber Harrison accepts the job?”
Startled, Mattie blinked. “Why?”
“Because no matter the outcome, you will still be replaced,” Jonathan declared.
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