Act on the Heart

Act on the Heart

by Genie Smith Bernstein

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Grieving the loss of her husband and child, she just wants to be left alone...

On the brink of severe depression, Kathryn Tribble abandons her New York editing career and seeks sanctuary in rural Georgia where she grew up. But one of her major clients, celebrity author Joe Butler, pursues her, insisting she edit his first fiction novel. Kathryn reluctantly agrees, but is devastated when the manuscript seems to be mined from her very own misfortune. Instead of finding the peace she longs for, Kathryn is once again pushed to the brink.

Hiding a sham marriage and caring for his seriously ill daughter, he wants much more from her than editing skills...

Descending from Hollywood royalty, Joe's first book was a biography of his family, but Kathryn recognized his rare talent and challenged him to write fiction. Doing so, he transforms the raw courage he sees, in her efforts to reclaim her life, into what promises to be a blockbuster heroine. His hard work backfires when Kathryn refuses to have anything more to do with the book--or with him. Heartsick at the pain he's unintentionally caused her, Joe abandons the project. However, his megastar cousin, Colton Bennett, is determined to make it into a movie. Even worse, Colton becomes infatuated with Kathryn, convinced that, in his world of make believe, he can anchor himself to reality by making her his wife.

Mired in grief and pain, these three troubled people face a hard choice--to walk away and risk, losing everything that matters, or to act on the heart.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163120895
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Publication date: 07/31/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 343 KB

About the Author

Award-winning author Genie Smith Bernstein began writing by falling out of the sky. After safely landing an airplane whose engine failed, she was unable to talk about the experience until capturing her emotions on paper. From that exercise came her ability to infuse writing with emotion and led her to the romance genre.

Originally from Eatonton, Georgia, Berstein writes in an authentic southern voice. Swimming to keep fit she makes her home in Athens, Georgia, and shares with her husband their joyously combined family of six children and thirteen globe-trotting grandchildren.

Berstein is a featured columnist for Georgia Connector, Georgia's premier regional quarterly magazine. Awarded South Carolina’s Carrie McCray Literary Award for Non-Fiction, her work was also selected to appear in four volumes of O, Georgia! anthologies of Georgia’s newest and most promising writers.

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