Choosing Sophie by Leslie Carroll

By Leslie Carroll

Whilst lifestyles throws you a curve ball... Venus deMarley has simply been hit with a wild pitch. At 40 she's ultimately chanced on the correct fianc?, while Sophie—the daughter she gave up for adoption two decades ago—suddenly reappears. Venus has one other concern on her palms besides: her eccentric millionaire dad simply died and willed her his puppy project—a rag-tag minor league baseball crew known as the Bronx Cheers—if Venus and Sophie can reconcile and once more develop into a kinfolk. Venus is familiar with diddly approximately activities, yet Sophie's a jock, not like her glamorous mother. And after 20 years aside, those ladies be aware of not anything approximately one another, and infrequently agree on something. yet maybe—just maybe—they have extra in universal than they think...

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Sweetheart, you barely eat anything breakfasty,” Joy replied good-naturedly. “There’s some fresh fruit in the fridge, Ms. ” I asked, Choosing Sophie 49 looking at my napkin, afraid to make any direct eye contact. “When she was seven,” Glenn said as Sophie emerged from the refrigerator with a banana. “She had an assignment for school. Second grade. To make a family tree,” Joy added. And I remember debating with myself as we worked on it whether to tell her that she could add a couple more branches—more than that, really, if you included the parents of her birthparents, too.

You kind of intimidate me,” Sophie said when she finally found her words. ” Honestly, I was thinking it was more like the other way around. She seemed so grounded. Sophie’s laugh was exceptionally welcome. “Yes, you! You’re—well, you’re gorgeous. You’re glamorous—even in mourning. Your hair—your figure, too—is like something out of a guy’s fantasy comic book. ” I grabbed her hands. “No, you’re absolutely not, and don’t ever let me hear you say that about yourself again. ” Sophie shrugged. “At least the athletic physique is good for something.

I tried the shoe on the other foot, and part of me couldn’t blame him for his reaction. No man in the world is so Dudley Do-Right noble, so self-sacrificing, that he wouldn’t harbor even a trace of bitterness or jealousy over what happened between us. Brokenhearted, and questioning my own sanity, I spent every third second wishing and wondering how I could have held onto Tom and still have managed to bond full-time with Sophie—and battle my cousin’s lawsuit. Bottom of the Second� Just before the fall semester began, Sophie loaded her clothes and prized possessions into her Camry and motored down to Chelsea.

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