Over His Head [NOOK Book]


This was supposed to be paradise

That’ s why Tim Wainwright moved his three children to Williamston, Tennessee, population 123. It was to be a refuge from the tragedy that had fractured their lives, a place where Tim could forget his mistakes.

That’ s what the place meant to Nancy Mayfield. The veterinary technician thought she had finally achieved balance and peace in her life, and had put her past behind ...

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Over His Head

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This was supposed to be paradise

That’ s why Tim Wainwright moved his three children to Williamston, Tennessee, population 123. It was to be a refuge from the tragedy that had fractured their lives, a place where Tim could forget his mistakes.

That’ s what the place meant to Nancy Mayfield. The veterinary technician thought she had finally achieved balance and peace in her life, and had put her past behind her.

Except no one and no place is perfect—not even Williamston. But maybe two imperfect people make one whole lot of sense.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781459221857
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Series: Single Father Series , #1343
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 565,925
  • File size: 372 KB

Meet the Author

Carolyn McSparren started writing when she was a teenager, and always planned to be a professional writer and a college professor. That is, until she fell madly in love, dropped out of graduate school, and became a wife supporting a burgeoning opera singer husband. That led to a three-month trip to Germany that stretched into five years.

She wound up living in Germany, France, Italy, and came home with a different husband and a 14-year-old stepdaughter. The writing got put on the back burner while she produced a daughter of her own and went back to graduate school at the University of Memphis to finish her Master's degree in English. At that point she discovered that a graduate degree in English wouldn't buy a cup of coffee in a diner.

She became a program coordinator at the executive center of the University of Memphis, where she designed management training, wrote brochures and press releases, designed and laid out brochures, and did everything from pour coffee to transport dignitaries.

On the home front, she and her family moved to the country to breed and train hunter-jumper horses. About the time they moved, her daughter decided she preferred a social life to cleaning out the barn and left Carolyn with the whole operation. With 18 horses, a full-time job, a husband and family, four cats, and three dogs, there wasn't much time left for writing.

Finally, Martha Shields, who is now a Silhouette author, dragged Carolyn to the meeting of the River City Romance Writers, and thence into a critique group. Suddenly the time seemed right to get on with what she'd longed to do all her life.

That fall, Carolyn won a Maggie Award for an unpublished manuscript (which has still not been published, by the way), and three years later she took early retirement from the university to write full-time. By that time, only three horses remained - none of which Carolyn had ridden for much too long.

The day that Harlequin called with an offer to buy The Only Child, the editor said, "We want the book but... " Guess which were the only words Carolyn heard? She didn't even tell her best friend about the offer for three weeks.

Now, with seven Harlequin Superromances under her belt, and another couple in the works, she's finally living in what southerners call "hog heaven." She rides horses, writes books, works with the local chapter of RWA and with Sisters in Crime, is a member of Mystery Writers of America, and just so that she'll stay balanced, is a member of the Delta Dressage Association - the local horse training group.

She loves speaking to aspiring writers and adores book signings. Finally, years after she first wanted to be a writer, she's managed to achieve her goal. Now, if she can just manage to stay on her horse, everything should be great.
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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A great romantic suspense thriller.

    Following the death of his wife Solange and the interference of his mother-in-law, Chicago Vice principal Tim Wainwright decides to leave the big city to raise his three children in a small town. He accepts a teaching job in Williamston, Tennessee, population 123.---- Tim and his next door neighbor, veterinary technician Nancy Mayfield are immediately attracted to one another at first sight. However, Nancy is not ready for a relationship especially with a father of three as she has failed once at marriage Tim still reels from the violent death of his spouse and has doubts becoming involved is good for his children at this time. Neither expected a serial killer will serve as matchmaker as Nancy and Tim risk their lives to protect his children.----- The romantic subplot between two willing but doubtful individuals is well written gripping readers with a feel that this is the wrong time for the right people. However, the serial killer matchmaking mechanism seems over the top of the Himalayas with believability issues. Still Tim and Nancy are a fine couple and his three children especially the teens feeling they are swimming in the wrong pond make for a fine relationship tale inside a romantic suspense thriller.---- Harriet Klausner

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