Sandra Courey has worked as an exotic dancer for the past seven years after moving from Connecticut to Charleston, South Carolina to escape her family and her ex husband. Stowing away as much of her paycheck as possible, Sandy’s plan is to make a new start in a new state at the beginning of the new year.
Ross Billings is the main caregiver for his niece, Rose. In between working as a theater manager, he does his best to give the eight-year-old as normal a life as possible around her mentally ill mother and her heart defect. Rose has three major life goals: to play Marie in the Nutcracker, to see her uncle happily settled with a girl worthy of him, and to build a real snowman out of snow. As her heart condition worsens, Ross loses hope that she will get even one of her wishes.
When Rose catches Sandy doing a few basic ballet moves out on Folly Beach, she is absolutely sure Sandy’s the one who will become her uncle’s happily ever after.
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About the Author
Ella M. Kaye uses her art and psychology background to create contemporary love stories with mental health issues set around the creative arts. Each of her novels and novellas fall under one of three series: Dancers & Lighthouses, Artists & Cottages, and Songwriters & Cities. Kaye has been writing romantically inclined literary fiction that branches into straight mainstream in both novel and short story form under the name LK Hunsaker for more than two decades. After many moves as a military spouse, she is settled in western Pennsylvania where she enjoys the abundant foliage and recreational lakes along with the hilly vistas. Find her at EllaMKaye.com