Did I say FREE? Yes! Yes, I did!
In this Golden Heart™-winning
novel, Molly Webber, a superstitious third-grade teacher, takes her
recently-inherited jade carving to an antiques appraisal show in Cincinnati. She learns
the oddly-shaped carving is half of a piece of Chinese erotica known as the
Sleeping Lotus. If paired with its companion piece, it’s worth half-a-million
dollars. Unfortunately, the other half is owned by motorcycle enthusiast and
pragmatic businessman, Gabe Shaw. He’s also present at the antiques appraisal
show seeking information about his half of the Sleeping Lotus.
Ancient Chinese legend says that when the two pieces are joined together, the
Sleeping Lotus will bring the owners great wealth, success, and impressive
sexual stamina. But with the object divided, the owners will be cursed with
unrequited love, loneliness, misery and untimely death. A history of misfortune
in both of their families is enough to confirm the validity of the curse for
Molly, but Gabe dismisses the notion. He believes people make their own luck.
Molly fears her parents’ recent marital problems have been caused by the
Sleeping Lotus. She will go to any lengths to get the pieces back together and
into her parents’ possession. Gabe manages a small technical company that
employs a colorful group of family members who depend on him for their
livelihood. While he’d let some of them fend for themselves, he feels
responsible for his paraplegic sister, her young daughter, and his grandfather.
Gabe is desperate to sell the Sleeping Lotus to bail the company out of its
dire financial difficulties.
Gabe and Molly try working together to research the provenance of their
carvings, but passion continually overwhelms the mismatched couple. Even Gabe
has to wonder if the piece of erotica is responsible for the magic that ignites
While wrestling with unseen forces and evading the pursuit of unscrupulous
collectors, they must reach a decision about the carving’s ultimate fate and
their own destiny.
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