A Time to Laugh Romance Collection: Laughter Unites Hearts in Five Contemporary Stories [NOOK Book]


Laughter Is Good Medicine

When life throws curveballs, five ...
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A Time to Laugh Romance Collection: Laughter Unites Hearts in Five Contemporary Stories

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Laughter Is Good Medicine

When life throws curveballs, five women learn to laugh through the pain and trials. Lois rebounds into the arms of a clown. Shy Tabby takes a ventriloquism class. Distrustful Shannon gains a secret admirer. Carolyn is pursued by a younger man. Tangie trades Broadway for church drama.

In this collection of five contemporary stories, including New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, readers discover how laughter leads to romance and lasting love.

Clowning Around by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Talking for Two by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Secret Admirer by Gail Sattler

What’s Cooking? by Gail Sattler

Sweet Harmony by Janice Thompson

Laugh out loud as the brokenhearted learn that a little bit of playful romance can turn life’s disappointments around.

Front flap: (30-word blurbs for 3)

Clowning Around by Wanda E. Brunstetter, a New York Times bestselling author from Washington State.

On the rebound, Lois isn’t looking for new love, but when “Slow Joe” the clown drops in her lap, she wonders if this could be God’s way of matchmaking. But when she learns that Joe uses jokes and laughs to stay disconnected with his true feelings, will this relationship have another bad ending?

Talking for Two by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Tabby stutters and is very shy, but still she enrolls in a ventriloquism class. When she goes to Seth’s shop to buy a ventriloquist’s dummy, he recognizes her potential and launches into a campaign to remake her into a confident woman. Will Tabby forever hide behind her dummy?

Secret Admirer by Gail Sattler, multi-published author from Vancouver, Canada.

Todd has loved Shannon since they were kids, but his youthful teasing really hurt her and she was glad to see him go. Back with a changed heart, can Todd use some stealth tactics to help Shannon see her true value, or will his secret wooing backfire?

Back flap: (30-word blurbs for 2)

What’s Cooking? by Gail Sattler

When Mitchell signed up for a cooking class, he never expected to fall head over hills for his instructor, a woman nine years his senior. Carolyn has a mental image of her ideal mate, and it certainly isn’t this young pup. But God does have a way of working in mysterious ways. . . .

Sweet Harmony by Janice Thompson, a fulltime author from Houston, Texas.

Tangie’s outgoing and dramatic personality would be perfect for Broadway—if she could only land a part. Will she settle for working at a church with stodgy music director Gregg Burke only to leave when Broadway calls?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781628363555
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 253,432
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish way of life when she first visited her husband's Mennonite relatives living in Pennsylvania. Wanda and her husband, Richard, live in Washington State but take every opportunity to visit Amish settlements throughout the States, where they have many Amish friends.
Gail Sattler lives in Vancouver, BC, where you don’t have to shovel rain, with her husband, three sons, two dogs, and a lizard who is quite cuddly for a reptile. When she’s not writing, Gail is making music, playing electric bass for a local jazz band, and acoustic bass for a community orchestra. When she’s not writing or making music, Gail likes to sit back with a hot coffee and a good book.
JANICE THOMPSON, who lives in the Houston area, writes novels, non-fiction, magazine articles, and musical comedies for the stage. The mother of four married daughters, she is quickly adding grandchildren to the family mix.  
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    Wish I had known that I already had every story in this collection

    If I had known that I had all the stories in this collection, I wouldn't have wasted my money. I could have better used the money on something I have't read. Publishers really need to start listing the titles included in the Overview especially when it's a collection of already published stories. I really hate when this happens. Especially when it's digital format because at least with a regular book, you can see what stories are included. But this has happened to me several times in the past year. I'm a little fed up with it. If it were only one story in the collection that I had, I probably would have still bought the book. But not when I already have them all...

    That said, all the stories in this book are great. Real funny. And by some great authors. So I would recommend this book to anyone. Just not to those who have bought Heartsong Presents books by the authors listed on the cover before 2011(I think that was the latest year that was listed with the story names on the title page....) Sorry I didn't think to write down the actual story names before I started this review.

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