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The Difference a Day Makes

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Escape to the picturesque, tiny town of Perfect, Indiana. . .

Paige Langford has it all: wealth, beauty, and ambition. Yet when her boyfriend’s betrayal costs her both her dream job and her reputation, she retreats to her brother’s rural home in Indiana to heal and figure out the rest of her life. There she meets Ryan Malloy, a gruff, hard-drinking cowboy whose surly temper can’t hide the pain in his eyes.

Ryan has lost it all. He is a man on ...

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Overview

Escape to the picturesque, tiny town of Perfect, Indiana. . .

Paige Langford has it all: wealth, beauty, and ambition. Yet when her boyfriend’s betrayal costs her both her dream job and her reputation, she retreats to her brother’s rural home in Indiana to heal and figure out the rest of her life. There she meets Ryan Malloy, a gruff, hard-drinking cowboy whose surly temper can’t hide the pain in his eyes.

Ryan has lost it all. He is a man on the edge, haunted by war and a lost love, who finds solace in a bottle — until a job offer from his former commander provides a glimmer of hope, and a second chance for the future.

Paige has always avoided brooding bad boys like Ryan, yet he might be exactly what she needs, while Ryan, the man who thought he had nothing left to live for, is tempted to risk his battered heart one last time...

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Longley returns to Perfect, Ind., in the disappointing follow-up to Far From Perfect. Paige Langford, in her first job, is determined to prove herself and demonstrate that she's capable of taking over the family business. When a colleague seduces her and sabotages her work, getting her fired, she retreats to visit her brother, Noah, in Perfect. Noah has made a commitment to hire veterans in his custom furniture business, including Ryan Malloy, who served under Noah in Iraq. War trauma and Ryan's fiancée's death have left him emotionally wounded, but the support of Paige and his work begin to break through his defenses. Ryan and Paige's individual conflicts are well realized, and Ryan's guilt and grief are surprisingly intense, but as a couple they lack both heat and romantic conflict, reduced to acting as each other's therapists. Agent: Nalini Akolekar, Spencerhill Associates.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469294827
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 4/28/2013
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

As a child, Barbara Longley moved frequently, learning early on how to entertain herself with stories. Adulthood didn’t tame her peripatetic ways: she has lived on an Appalachian commune, taught on an Indian reservation, and traveled the country from coast to coast. After having children of her own, she decided to try staying put, choosing Minnesota as her home. By day, she puts her master’s degree in special education to use teaching elementary school. By night, she explores all things mythical, paranormal, and newsworthy, channeling what she learns into her writing.

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  • Posted April 22, 2013

    Tired of the same old, same old romances? Looking for something

    Tired of the same old, same old romances? Looking for something emotional and edgy, but not violent and full of villains? Look no further than Barbara Longley's The Difference a Day Makes. Ms. Longley is adept at making a reader care deeply about characters who are, in fact, worthy of caring about. Ryan Malloy has been piling blame on himself since the tragic day that took his fiance from his life forever. He's full of relentless guilt and mental pain, but has a chance at pulling himself out of his suicidal slump when his former Army commander offers him a job. Paige Langford knows what it's like for Ryan because her brother suffered from PTSD, too. And Paige is suffering from her own brand of guilt and blame after her first brutal foray into the corporate world. These two butt horns the moment they meet, each pushing the other to confront the demons that haunt them and each holding a helping hand out to the other in a desperate hope to live a life worth living. Even though this was the second book set in Perfect, Indiana I didn't feel as if I'd missed anything by not reading the first book. However, after getting a taste for Ms. Longley's ability to tug at my heartstrings, I'm definitely going to want to let her take me back to Perfect again and again.

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