Christmas is a Timeshare

Christmas is a Timeshare


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Jessie Bailey, an executive at a property management firm in Jacksonville Florida, loves her job, her church work, and her best friend Donnie Lee. But memories of a con man’s torment of her and her mother haunt her. She cherishes her independence, with no need for a romantic relationship.

When David Alan arrives from the corporate office in Houston to investigate possible fraud in Jessie’s department, nothing prepares him for his initial reaction to the powerful and beautiful Jessie. Nor is he prepared for the temperature in the room to drop to “arctic” whenever they cross paths.

In one eventful morning, Jessie’s quiet life turns upside down with the arrival of the attractive interloper from Houston and two anonymous gifts left on her desk; gifts intended to let her know the con man from her past has been released from prison and is bent on revenge.

Now Jessie has to clear her name and department of accusations, while keeping herself alive until her nemesis is behind bars again.

But she doesn’t have to do it alone. Along the way she’ll find herself propped up by Donnie Lee, David Alan, her Red Hat mentor Dorothy Graylee, and most of all, her faith in her Lord.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623900717
Publisher: Salt Run Publishing LLC
Publication date: 11/20/2017
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Betty Carpenter backed into real estate by accepting a challenge to work a front desk and busy switchboard in a thriving property management company-a job famous for sending employees screaming into the street within a week.

She stayed in that position six months before boredom led her to becoming a rental agent and then a sales associate. Her next real estate move resulted in running and then owning her own property management company for twenty-seven years.

Betty lives and works in Florida, the state of our union that prides itself for having the toughest regulations anywhere for real estate sales and management. She is thoroughly convinced its rules, laws, and regulations are a direct result of the carpetbaggers that invaded the south after the War Between the States.

Betty has reinvented herself more than once in her business career, from apartment management and part-time supervisor at a UPS customer counter, to homeowner association and condominium management, and now to published author. Her Southern roots have grounded her belief in God, family, and country. She believes life is best handled with a great big dose of humor.

Next to property management, Betty knows Southern. Born and raised in Jacksonville, her latest life reinvention includes writing about southern-grown life, love, and laughter made to share.

When she's not ruling her business domain, spending time with her family, or serving her church, she loves dressing up and playing with her Red Hat Society Chapter, Dolly's Dolls. Betty and her sisters formed the chapter over ten years ago and named it in honor of their mom, Dolly, who serves as their Queen Mother. (Because who else could take on that job?)

With Dolly's Dolls, her job, her church, her family, and her new career as an author, Betty leads a fast-paced and fulfilling life as a Southern whirlwind that keeps all her guardian angels on their toes and the Lord shaking His head.

As the Chief Executive Officer of The Red Hat Society, Inc., Debra Granich has been instrumental in leading and growing the organization into a global operation. In the past ten years, Debra has helped build the Red Hat Society's membership to the International success it is today with chapters and Members in 26 countries while overseeing the organization's product, event, and entertainment development. Passionate about changing traditional notions of aging for women in the social and business worlds, Debra is committed to helping the Red Hat Society make a positive difference for women approaching 50 and beyond.

Debra's extensive experience in leadership and human resources has allowed her to build the necessary infrastructure to support the Red Hat Society's rapid growth over the years.
Today, Debra works tirelessly to develop services and value for Red Hat Society members through corporate partnerships and strategic collaborations. She claims that staying true to the organization's core values, being creative, sourcing new opportunities and thinking big has helped her build the Red Hat Society into the massive social network it is today.

Once a Pink Hatter herself, Debra believes that older women have a lot to offer themselves, their families and friends, and their communities. She is passionate about women's health, education and social issues, and abides by the values and mission of the Red Hat Society. Debra currently works closely with the American Heart Association (AHA), the AARP, and Penn State regarding women's issues.

Table of Contents

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

Chapter Twelve

Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Sixteen

Chapter Seventeen

Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Twenty

Chapter Twenty-One

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