Greater Than Rubies is Live & FREE at Smashwords!
GREATER THAN RUBIES , my FREE novel that takes place after SAPPHIRE ICE and brings to you the months following Tony Viscolli’s proposal to Robin Bartlett and leads you through their wedding.
I’m offering it as a gift for you. It is free and it will stay that way forever. It will be available in paperback soon, and I will only charge you my cost for it. Stay tuned for details about that!
Here is the link to the book at Smashwords: GREATER THAN RUBIES
If you would prefer to get it through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, or other places, just keep an eye out for links. As they happen, I’ll let you know!
Here is the blurb:
Robin Bartlett said, “Yes!” Will she say, “I do,” when the big day arrives?
From his cultured handsome looks to his vast fortune, Antonio “Tony” Viscolli is every red-blooded American girl’s dream match. It doesn’t hurt that he completely loves and adores Robin with all his heart and soul from practically the moment they first meet. Robin comes from a blistering past, struggling and fighting for the survival of herself and her two younger half-sisters in a cold, cruel world. By the time Tony thaws her heart, she has known hunger, poverty, violence, and want. Robin never had a chance to dream of a white wedding gown or a prince charming. Instead, her dreams were nightmares dark and clouded with fear and desperation.
For months, Tony courted the blond beauty with the sapphire eyes. He teased Robin and pursued her. He showered with attention, respect, and charm. He covered her in diamonds, sapphires, and rubies. Tony satisfied every heart’s desire. Finally, Robin came to understand God’s love for her as imitated by the unconditional love Tony freely offered. Then, on a sunny Florida beach, Tony proposed and Robin eagerly said “Yes!”
Back in bitter cold Boston, doubts about becoming a billionaire’s bride begin to crowd out her hopes for happiness. Robin worked for tips until just a few months before Tony proposed on that sunny stretch of sand. In fact, she waited his table less than half a year earlier. Having no experience facing these challenges, Robin struggles to cope feeling the pressures of relocating; of unreliable transportation; of the never-ending details of the shower, the ceremony, the reception, the honeymoon; of worries that her sisters will smoothly transition along with her; of changing her name; all while dealing with her father’s very serious legal problems.
As the date draws inexorably near and the pressure mounts, Robin begins to grasp the scale of her fiancé’s vast material wealth and holdings, the responsibilities of the virtual empire he commands. She witnesses his generosity when he takes on a young protégé straight from the tough South Boston streets.
Ultimately, Robin questions whether she is truly the girl of Tony’s dreams. Is she the woman God has made for him? In taking her on as a wife, would she act as helpmeet or poison apple? In truly loving Tony, would it be better to bind herself to him for all eternity or return his freedom? When her nightmares return in full force, they remind Robin of an even deeper and more terrifying prospect. Will she give in to her insecurities and cancel Boston’s “Royal Wedding” for good? Or, with God’s guidance, will Tony sacrifice everything to prove to his beloved Robin her true worth?
It will go through Smashwords and become available at all other ebook venues, but that will take some time. For now, however, it is available at Smashwords — and the cool thing about it is that you can get it in any format there from simple pdf to any of your readers.
I hope you enjoy it. I pray it is a blessing to you. And, I would love to hear from you after you read it.
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For the first time ever, I read a book on my iphone. I couldn’t wait for it to come out in print. It was GREAT and I LOVED it!!!!!
That is so awesome! Thank you!!