by Paula Hiatt
Here’s the set-up:
“A captivating love story”—Lisa Oliver Monroe, Kirkus Magazine
“Detailing how family dynamics, cultural diversity and past relationships shape who we are, debut novelist Hiatt subtly explores the cavern between a successful life and a meaningful one . . . An exceptional first effort that captures the harmony of two beating hearts.”—Kirkus Starred Review
“When the door shut behind Kate, some invisible detail changed in the room, maybe something to do with the air pressure, or possibly the temperature. Gradually minor noises took on a strange magnification, like the grinding tikka tikka of the antique clock on the credenza and the splatter of raindrops against the windows as the long drizzle finally turned ardent. He felt a chill in his arms and rose to put the clock in a drawer, wondering how he could have occupied this room for two weeks without consciously noting such an irritating sound. Back at his desk, he picked up a pen, reminding himself how rejuvenating it was to work in solitude, free to swear all he wanted. He put the pen down, remembering he didn’t need it. He sat back in his chair. The office felt dead.”
Ryoki is comfortable in his custom-built hell, making money with both hands and slashing his path through the world of men. But there’s something about Kate, something important dangling just at the edge of his consciousness. She can’t read a map, she falls off her heels, and yet she saves his life with a button and a bit of thread. Terrified she’s privately plotting to marry him, he studies her with hooded eyes, attempting to discover her secrets for himself. But understanding Kate will challenge everything he thought he knew.
Why exactly did Eve hand over her apple?
One Amazon Reviewer Notes:
“The author makes the characters come alive in such a way that it makes me think she is describing real people. The plot is exciting and has many twists and turns. I could not put it down once I started reading. I simply loved this book. If you like viewing different cultures, like romance, like seeing the inner workings of business, or the intricacies of human interaction, you will love this book.” – Amazon Reviewer, 5 Stars
About The Author
Born in Rexburg, Idaho, Paula Hiatt has also lived in various parts of the United States, as well as Brazil and is currently living in China. She holds a master’s degree in English from Brigham Young University, and when she is not writing, she is reading, traveling, or attending board game conventions with her husband and three children. Secrets of the Apple is her first novel.
Visit her at www.paulahiatt.net.
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