Annabelle Hendrickson always knew Alex Sheldon couldn't be trusted, but even she couldn't have guessed how far he was willing to go to get what he wanted.
No one was as decent as her brother Jim, but Stephen Abbot had a kind soul behind his mischief. She could accept his reprobate father- he'd be dead soon anyway- but she would never accept his longtime friendship with Alex, her father Gerald's ambitious employee. Annabelle knew it was just a matter of time before he stepped on someone she cared about.
What a pity she didn't realize who that person would be- and who was going to give him the opportunity.
An Engagement is Book 2.5 in The New Pioneers series. What happened to Michael Abbot and Richard Hendrickson's parents in 1980 is going to affect everyone three decades later.
About the Author
Deborah Nam-Krane is a Boston-based writer who has been telling stories in one way or another since she could talk. In addition to writing romance/chick lit/women's fiction, she's also intensely interested in education, history, economics, policy and media literacy- that is, when her four children (two of whom are homeschooled) allow her to be.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I always wanted to know more about the older generation of characters in The New Pioneers series, and I got my wish! This short story is a must-have for fans of Deborah Nam-Krane's fantastic series. You get to know a few of the characters better, and also get a glimpse of what's to come in The China Doll. It's not long, but it's packed with lies and cover-ups and twists, elements that this author's fans love about her writing.