Cart Before The Horse

Cart Before The Horse

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by Bernadette Marie
     
 

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Gabriel Maguire thought he'd buried his past until the night he met Holly, only to lose the woman he cared about, again.

Holly Jacobs has always put the cart before the horse. A prodigy who shot to stardom in textile design, she never knew a normal life--and there's nothing she longs for more than to be normal.

Pregnant before she even knows the name

Overview

Gabriel Maguire thought he'd buried his past until the night he met Holly, only to lose the woman he cared about, again.

Holly Jacobs has always put the cart before the horse. A prodigy who shot to stardom in textile design, she never knew a normal life--and there's nothing she longs for more than to be normal.

Pregnant before she even knows the name of her baby's father, Holly has put the cart miles ahead of the horse this time. But when she and Gabe meet for the second time, they decide to have their baby together. Holly finally begins to accept her unique way of doing everything backward, but Gabe's very normality drives her up the walls. Then his tragic past rears up; pain and loss threaten to destroy forever the fragile bond that has blossomed between him and Holly.

Sometimes the only way to get where you need to be is to put the cart before the horse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013336551
Publisher:
5 Prince Publishing and Books LLC
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
247,388
File size:
238 KB

Meet the Author

Bernadette Marie has been an avid writer since the early age of 13, when she’d fill notebook after notebook with stories that she’d share with her friends. Her journey into novel writing started the summer before eighth grade when her father gave her an old typewriter. At all times of the day and night you would find her on the back porch penning her first work, which she would continue to write for the next 22 years.

In 2007 – after marriage, filling her chronic entrepreneurial needs, and having five children – Bernadette began to write seriously with the goal of being published. That year she wrote 12 books. In 2009 she was contracted for her first trilogy and the published author was born. In 2011 she (being the entrepreneur that she is) opened her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, and has released contemporary titles and will begin the process, eventually, of taking on other authors in other genres. Also in 2011 she became co-owner of Seven Songs Press and will release a novella as part of an anthology with other very talented authors in November 2011.

Bernadette spends most of her free time driving her kids to their many events. She is also an accomplished martial artist, working her way to her second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. An avid reader, she enjoys most, the works of Nora Roberts and Karen White. She loves to meet readers who enjoy reading contemporary romances and she always promises Happily Ever After.

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Cart Before The Horse 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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This was my first Bernadette Marie book and I really enjoyed the story. I will definitely pick up another of her books.
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I couldn't put it down!!
LGodfrey More than 1 year ago
Fate decided to lend a hand to Gabe and Holly. She was to busy to stop and look for love and he had lost love once. Then just one night changed their lives forever. Her mother always told her that she “put the cart before the horse” and this time she really did. First comes baby, then love, marriage and a home.But can they really love each other after just one night of passion? Can they make this marriage work? Will Holly ever think that she is good enough for Gabe? Will the ghost of Jasmine be with them forever? I am not telling. You need to read the book. But truthfully, I could not put this book down. It is going to be one of my favorite books.
LolaLovesBooks More than 1 year ago
Have you ever come across a book that you started reading and just couldn’t manage to put down? … Wanted to zip through the book like a speed-reader, but didn’t want the story to end? That’s exactly what happened for me with Cart Before the Horse by Bernadette Marie. I’ve definitely found a new (to me) author whose books will be on auto-buy status. Her writing style is beautiful; a true pleasure to read. Her characters are well-developed, very relatable, funny and compassionate. I could go on and on, but am more anxious for you to pick up this story and dive in like I did. Prodigal Holly is a no-nonsense, talented, professional woman working as a textile designer who ends up pregnant after a one night stand with Gabriel Maguire. Two months go by without seeing him until she seeks him out to plop this bit of news on his lap. Gabe’s character was oftentimes heart melting. His past trauma could cause him to react either way (accepting/denying) in response to Holly’s news of being pregnant. While his reaction may seem to good to be true, I was looking for a sweet romance and got exactly what I wanted out of this story. I enjoyed seeing them develop throughout the story, overcoming their individual fears and hang-ups. Bernadette Marie definitely accomplished writing a feel-good romance with an HEA, which I thoroughly enjoyed and hope you will too. I found her writing style to be very clear with an easy to follow rhythm and engaging dialogue. Originally reviewed by LolaLovesBooks on Daydrmzzz.blogspot(dot)com
CynthiaAnnCK More than 1 year ago
The love story between Holly and Gabe is NOT your typical love story. It reminds me of real life and things don't always work out according to plans. Wonderful book!
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ConnieKline More than 1 year ago
Bernadette Marie never ceases to amaze me. Her writing is always fresh and new. You never know what to expect. This book, kept me glued to the very end. Happiness, tears, joy!! Being married and a mother myself-you can just place yourself right in the shoes of Holly, and know how she is feeling and what she is going through! Life truly is not "normal" for everyone. Great job to Bernadette Marie, can NOT wait to see what she comes up with next!