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A Price Worth Paying
     

A Price Worth Paying

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by Kathryn Shay
 
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay uses her emotional, gut wrenching writing and her vast experience as a high school teacher to create a plot which tackles passion, romance, a sexual predator, infidelity and the enduring power of love.

Nick and Callie Muscato have been lovers since high school. They married at eighteen and Callie gave up Vassar

Overview

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay uses her emotional, gut wrenching writing and her vast experience as a high school teacher to create a plot which tackles passion, romance, a sexual predator, infidelity and the enduring power of love.

Nick and Callie Muscato have been lovers since high school. They married at eighteen and Callie gave up Vassar to go on the road with Nick as he builds his major league baseball career. Once he becomes a superstar, their perfect life is marred by their inability to have children. And then a miracle happens and they adopt twin boys.

Eventually Nick is forced to give up his baseball career, gets his college degree and when the story opens, both he and Callie are teaching at their Alma Mater. Then tragedy strikes them with two major blows: Callie confesses she's pregnant with another man's child and, only an hour later, Nick is accused of sexual misconduct with a female student. He is suspended from teaching until hearings can be held.

Though this stress might split up a lesser couple, Nick and Callie fight the accusation and try to keep their marriage together.

If you like romance novels about teacher student relationships, teacher romance, romantic suspense, read more of Kathryn Shay books with an educational theme: THE FATHER FACTOR, PROMISES TO KEEP, THE EDUCATORS series and THE BAYVIEW HEIGHTS series.

Reader Reviews of A PRICE WORTH PAYING:

"I started the book well after midnight...almost didn't sleep... and woke only to continue reading and finished it out in one fell swoop."

"It was so refreshing to read a book about an imperfect couple who have been married a long time with big problems in their relationship but a determination to save the marriage."

"Overall a good read. Subject matter was very serious, but done very well. It also had enough of a mystery going on that it keeps the reader engaged."

"This has been by far one of the best books I have read in a while!"

Editorial Reviews

Bestselling Author - Lisa Gardner
“Kathryn Shay never disappoints!”
Lisa Gardner
"Kathryn Shay never disappoints!"
Romance Reader
"I don't know when I've been more involved in a novel's characters and story."
Book List
“Shay knows how to pack an emotional wallop.”
RT Book Club
"Shay writes an emotion-packed story."
Waldenbooks Reader
“Shay’s powerful characters and emotional topics strike a chord with her readers and have earned her a well deserved place among the top romance authors.”

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012578136
Publisher:
Kathryn Shay
Publication date:
05/29/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,003,693
File size:
860 KB

Meet the Author

A NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, Kathryn Shay has been a lifelong writer and teacher. She has written dozens of self-published original romance titles, print books with the Berkley Publishing Group and Harlequin Enterprises and mainstream women’s fiction with Bold Strokes Books. She has won five RT Book Reviews awards, four Golden Quills, four Holt Medallions, the Bookseller’s Best Award, Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year and several “Starred Reviews.” Her novels have been serialized in COSMOPOLITAN magazine and featured in USA TODAY, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and PEOPLE magazine. There are over five million copies of her books in print, along with hundreds of thousands downloaded online. Reviewers have call her work “emotional and heart-wrenching.”

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I know you will probably never see or read this but I'm so sorry you had a miscarriage. My stepmom did too. She wanted a sibling for her only daughter so she wouldnt feel alone. She gave up after i think two miscarriages but its so hard to think that some good people can have such horrible things happen to them. As I said I'm sorry for your loss and I hope you get another successful chance to have a baby no matter if its a boy or girl. Just as long as your happy. Or there's always the choice of adoption. So many kids up for adoption now a days its really sad even to just think about. Just to imagine what all of those kids have been through and why they were set up for adoption. Whether their parents wanted them or not and whether they had died instead. I'm glad some people in this world adopt. My best friend is adopted. Well anyways good luck to you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite authors. The book is great. I just couldnt put it down til i read it. As a mom that had a miscarriage at 18 wks it did bring those memories back but it also showed that you could over come bad things to make the good things work.