About the Book
Twenty-one-year-old Neka is a bit of an introvert, she also happens to be stunningly beautiful. When she discovers her friend James is about to be dumped, she sees the perfect opportunity to escape from her quiet life. Can she summon the courage to leave it all behind? James Copley comes from a ruthless family. It’s rubbed off. Years ago, he disengaged from his brother’s smear campaign, but now his father has offered him an ultimatum, “Get married or lose your seat at the table.” Plotting to stamp his design on the family business, he proposes to a woman, even though he doesn’t love her. But his carefully laid plans start to unravel when she leaves him on the day she’s due to meet his family. Could years of planning his comeback vanish with her departure? A possible solution comes in an unexpected form: Neka. She’s not only a friend, but the daughter of his benefactor. And she’s right there, offering to support him. But will her support stretch to marriage? He attempts to win her over to his plan but collides with her powerful father who wants to leverage the situation for his own gain. In their fight for survival and love, they are forced to face some uncomfortable truths. Can they overcome thwarted dreams and missed chances to find true love, or does forcing destiny’s hand only lead to misery?
Would I be willing to marry someone who did not love me in order for him to inherit money? Would I want someone to marry me simply to inherit money? I am unable to answer that question because I married for love. But I have to say E. C. Jackson does a masterful job of bringing to life the story of an introverted young lady and a man from a wealthy family who must marry to keep his inheritance.
Even in these days and times, I believe parents force their children to marry in order to keep their money or status. I also believe that these arranged or forced marriages can last if those being married seek God’s Will and direction for their lives.
This is a wonderful debut novel for E. C. Jackson. The characters draw you in and keep you reading. The storyline is believable and illustrates the power of God’s Love. Neka and James embark on a journey to fulfill the demands of James’ father. But at the same time, Neka’s father (Jame’s mentor) demonstrates he has ulterior motives of his own.
So if you want to find out how the story turns out, check out this book for yourself.
E.C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. For three and a half years she published the Confidence in Life newsletter for Alpha Production Ministries, in addition to writing tracts and devotionals. Teaching a women’s Bible study at her church for eleven years naturally led to her current endeavor of writing inspirational romance novels and teen and young adult fiction. Her mission: spiritual maturity in the body of Christ through fiction.
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