Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans

by Jan Gayle


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Nicole James is a hard-working single mother who has dedicated her life to raising her son and providing a safe, loving home for him. Austin is a senior in high school now , and for the first time, Nicky is allowing some time for herself. When she meets Lauren Thomas, an architect at the firm where they work, they both fall deeply in love. Lauren is smart and charming and wonderful; she fits perfectly into Nicky’s family, which includes close friends who have stood beside her. But Nicky’s troubled past and Lauren’s societal fears present seemingly insurmountable challenges.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626396586
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
Publication date: 07/12/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,330,163
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jan Gayle was raised in a small farming community in central Illinois. Upon graduating from college with a B.S. in social studies education, Jan joined the U.S. Air Force. She later accepted a commission and served for twenty years as an Air Force officer. As a new lieutenant, she deployed to Desert Storm. She returned to the Middle East for another deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom fourteen years later. While on active duty, Jan visited over forty countries and was assigned to locations all over the United States. She continues to work for the Air Force as a civil servant, but her true passion is her small woodworking business where she builds custom wood furniture. Jan lives with her wife Jules and their two boys. She started writing on a dare and was immediately hooked. Live and Love Again is Jan’s debut novel.

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Best Laid Plans 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Scoop55 More than 1 year ago
I found the relationship with the main character, Nicky; her son, Austin; and their friends to be the most heartfelt in the book. There was a lot of love, humor and support with those characters. It felt like a positive change to read about mature and kind teenagers interacting lovingly with adults. I enjoyed reading the book. The only meh for me was actually the relationship with Nicky and Lauren. For me, Lauren did not fit as Nicky’s emotional equal and frankly I was secretly hoping Nikki would end up with a stronger more dynamic partner in the end.