Prejudice is a powerful emotion and, without courage, can inhibit the expression of love. When Gwen Long falls for an American man who is half-Japanese, she must face the hatred the men in her family have for the Asian race, a malice born during World War II from the death on the island of Okinawa of her great-grandfather's youngest brother. The racial difference is only one of many issues obstructing their love. Gwen, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia, meets Lance Tanaka when she visits her best friend in Chicago. The 26-year-old strong-willed and independent woman desires him at first sight, but finds him to be arrogant and chauvinistic. Even more upsetting, Gwen discovers he has no interest in a long-distance romance or in marriage and children. Sure that he is in love with the beautiful fashion model, Susan, Gwen returns home and attempts to forget Lance. Months later, a bouquet of flowers sent by him to mark her birthday tells her he is interested and invigorates her desire for him. Eventually, Lance invites Gwen to vacation with him in Las Vegas where a bet fuses the couple. When the issue of children results in his leaving her, Gwen has only his Tanaka shirt to remind her of his ardor. Later, he returns, but life together is threatened when Lance becomes associated with a jealous murderess who is willing to kill Gwen in order to have him.
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About the Author
I am first and foremost inquisitive, always wanting to know what goes on globally and locally and wanting to understand WHY! Being a newspaper reporter was the career with which I began. Then, as a pianist and vocalist, I spent a number of years entertaining throughout the U.S. I also owned a talent agency during that time. After those 25 years, my next career was in public education, which was something I never intended to do. Getting "drafted" into teaching and the time I spent as an Academic Coordinator were very interesting and I do so love the students and teachers, administrators, and staff members I met. I'm very proud of our students. After six years, I left teaching and moved near my son and his family. I became a Master Gardener and Master Composter, joined local organizations, and have been able to enjoy more time with my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. I am thrilled that my professional focus now is limited to writing. I will be publishing both fiction and non-fiction works and begin that in new venture in 2012.