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“Two men… two worlds… one desperate promise…”

If Anna had only known how the simple push of a button would turn her life upside down, she would never have pressed ‘Play.’

Just 22 seconds into the recording she’s hit by the realization that, if the voice in the thick German accent is right, she has been living with an unthinkable lie for the past thirty years.

There is only one way to find out: Follow the instruction left by a dead person and head back to Germany, to a life Anna has next to no conscious memory of.

To her surprise, she finds an unexpected ally in Peter, an old childhood friend whose law degree and language skills prove to be more than useful. Besides, he has the most gorgeous blue eyes and the uncanny ability to push Anna’s buttons without the slightest effort. At every turn, their search for answers is littered with more lies and revelations.

Anna must ultimately decide whether even the noblest of ends, truly justify the means and whether some secrets should better stay buried.

“Mystery, history, and a twist at every turn. Brilliant characters and prolific storytelling… irresistible!”

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“God, I can’t even imagine.” The weight of what Martha had lived through had made Anna feel queasy. She needed water.

“No, you can’t.”

She hadn’t noticed how Peter was leaning forward, rubbing the back of his head, or how his voice had taken on a frigid undertone.

“Losing a child? I mean how do you get up in the morning?” Anna picked up her glass from the table.

“You don’t—not for a long time.” Anna froze. As she turned to look at Peter, his eyes, blank and dark, were fixed onto the candleholder in the center of the coffee table. She let herself fall back onto the sofa under the weight of the realization.

“When?” As if it would make a difference how much time had gone by.

“Nine years ago, in August.” He turned his head to look at her. Anna didn’t know what to say. What could she say?

“Her name was Sophie, the happiest, smartest, funniest, most loving three-year-old you will ever meet. One minute she’s running and laughing, the next she’s hooked up to machines with doctors telling you she won’t ever wake up again.” The pain she had felt in his voice had turned to bitterness.

“I’m so-”

“Sorry for my loss?” He finished her sentence. “That’s what they all said, doctors, nurses, family, friends… everyone.”

“What else were they going to say?”

“Nothing. Because there wasn’t anything, anyone could say that would have brought her back. Words were just a waste of time.”

“What about her mom?” Anna couldn’t help but ask.

“Gone.” He paused. “Without Sophie… we couldn’t pick up the pieces.”

Harlie did a thing.  She read a historical fiction book and will review it on the blog.  There is a touch of romance but it is very little.  What this book is a wonderful historical fiction book set during World War II and secrets that could make or break a family apart.  Let me tell you some of the things that I really liked about it.

  1.  The modern characters of Anna and Peter.  Anna and Peter are old childhood friends from a time that Anna doesn’t remember much of anymore.  She was born in Germany but moved to the United States before she was 10 years old and really connect back to the old country.  Peter is the person that is helping her on her discovery of her family secrets and to why she moved.
  2.  The Germany setting of old.  Quite fascinating the way that Ms. Naidoo describes Germany right after World War I and right up to after the Second World War.  She doesn’t hold back on the plight of the every day German who is just trying to work and raise their family.
  3.  Ms. Naido uses the journals that Anna has been left from her grandmother, Martha, as the chapters to read.  Very easy to read and follow along.  Keep in mind that there are two storylines going on the book but trust me, you will not get lost at all.  It’s just engrossing how she managed to weave both stories together.
  4. Martha, Anna’s grandmother and the true protagonist of the story.  Wow, just wow.  There wasn’t much that she didn’t endure with her husband (grrr), her children and the ravages of war.  Did I agree with all of her decisions?  No, but I understood them.
  5. The non-romance in the book.  We kinda sorta get one with Peter and Anna.  I thought it was very rushed in the end but their friendship will always be there regardless of what happens after the book.
  6. The pacing of the book is fantastic.  I read this book in just two settings and that’s only because I had to go to sleep.  I literally couldn’t put it down, it was that good.  I just HAD to know what was going on.

So there you have it.  Harlie did a thing and she is a very happy girl because of it.  I will tell you that there are some intense parts to the book in Martha’s time but that is to be expected.  I’m sure that I missed some small details in my first reading so I will definitely re-read this one again.  Yes, it was that good.

About the Author:  M.Naidoo lives in Northern California with her husband, two daughters, and three dogs. Born and raised in Germany, she was able to draw on a wealth of memories and passed down stories for Where Sleeping Lies Lie.

When she is not in front of her computer, pounding out storylines and characters, she enjoys reading, movies, spending time with her family, and long walks on the beach – her proverbial ‘happy place’. M’s love for the shoreline and ocean shine through in the vivid descriptions of the coast in her debut novel The Pelican.

“Juggling my life as a writer and a full-time ‘real’ job has its challenges. I don’t get to spend half as much time as I’d like doing what I love, and there are never enough hours in the day. Still, I feel extremely lucky to be following my passion, and I am enjoying every minute of it. Getting here has been one heck of a ride!”

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Launch – Note from the Author

Sometimes you have to leave what you’ve always known and set off on an adventure to truly learn what you’re capable of. And sometimes when the odds seem against you and you persevere…it works out better than you could have ever imagined.

This is what happens when Lea Romes finds out that she’s inherited a wedding island in the Mediterranean. Not even knowing that she had family in Greece, she is eager to find out more about her ancestors. But when a tall, sexy man crosses her path there’s a chance for an island romance…

EmpowerMoms – Review

“Fun, easy to read, romantic story. This story had great characters and I loved that the setting of the book was in Greece on a little island. . . . I really enjoyed reading it!”

Thoughts of a Blonde – Excerpt

Just then Lea noticed a seaplane preparing to take off over the calm blue sea. But it was the man in the dark suit standing on the wooden dock, with his back to her, that caught her attention. She took in his immense height and broad, muscled shoulders accentuated by his suit jacket—a very fine set of threads. It probably cost more than she made in a month. Definitely.

His dark hair was trimmed in a short neat cut just like in his online photos. Not a strand was out of place. She wondered if he liked his life to be just as neat and orderly. As she continued to stare, she imagined what it’d be like to comb her fingertips through his hair. Her fingers tingled with temptation. She tightened her hold on the steering wheel.

Jorie Loves A Story – Review

“What I loved most about how Ms Faye writes her stories is that she gives her characters obstacles they must learn to face together and to find solutions too which allows both parties to find equal ground. . . . I love reading her romances because her style of telling them is uplifting and full of second chances – where new beginnings can thrive and where people can re-write their own future . . . . I am dearly eager to see what becomes of this series – especially when we get to step inside the shoes of Popi and Stasia! I have a feeling there are many more surprises in store to be learnt and overall, I truly love where this series is set.”

Colorimetry – Excerpt

It was late afternoon by the time Lea had given Xander the full tour. He was the first potential investor who had stuck around this long. Lea’s hopes soared. He had many questions about the island and she did her best to answer them. She was proud of her little island. As she’d spoken of the various aspects of the island, Mr. Marinakos made notes on his digital tablet.

This is going to work. This is going to work.

She struggled not to grin. After all, nothing was final yet—

“Miss Romes, I’d like to make you an offer.”

Yes! Yes! Yes!

Inside the Mind of an Avid Reader – Review

“Carrying The Greek Tycoon’s Baby by Jennifer Faye is the first book in the Greek Island Brides Series. . . . This is a sweet and pleasant read. “

E-Romance News – Excerpt

He liked Lea. She was pleasant, and when she smiled, her whole face lit up. And it had been a long time since he’d taken time for a social life. He’d prided himself on being able to amass his fortune before the age of thirty-five. But it had come at a price—his work schedule meant he hardly had a normal life.

There was something about this island—something so relaxing. Or perhaps it was the company. Xander’s gaze met hers. “I hope that even though we couldn’t do business together we can still be friends.”

Surprise lit up her eyes, but in a blink it was gone. “Um…sure. No hard feelings.”

Wishful Endings – Review

“CARRYING THE GREEK TYCOON’S BABY is a sweet and light romance set on a Greek Island between a poor heiress who is just trying to keep the island as it has been and a wealthy businessman who wants to buy the island. Harlequin Romance fans will enjoy the humor and back-and-forth tension of this one!”

Stacking My Book Shelves! – Excerpt

Even though the sun had slipped below the horizon, leaving a pink hue in its wake, Xander wasn’t ready to end his time with Lea.

They strolled down to the beach. No one was around, and they enjoyed the surf and sand alone.

“I really should get back to work,” Lea said, but her voice lacked desire.

“I should, too. But why don’t we play hooky this evening?”

Andi’s Book Reviews – Review

“Infinity Island is definitely the kind of place that I would love to escape to. I love the idea of a place that is so magical that everyone who has ever been married there has stayed together forever. . . . It’s a quick read . . . makes for a fun escape and isn’t overly racy. I’ll be on the lookout for the next two books in the series.”

It’s All About the Romance – Excerpt

TWO PINK LINES…

Three separate results…

Diagnosis: Pregnant.

Every time Lea thought about it, which was quite often, she started to hyperventilate. This couldn’t be happening. Not now. Not when her life was in such an uproar.

But she’d had all of the early symptoms, from her missed cycle to tender breasts. As much as she wanted to live in the land of denial, she couldn’t. There was now a baby to take into consideration. And a man who didn’t have a clue he was about to become a father. Well, he would if he’d answer his phone.

Locks, Hooks and Books – Review

“I give Carrying the Greek Tycoon’s Baby a well deserved five plus stars. I can not wait to read book two from the Greek Island Brides series. I highly recommend this book! It is most definitely not one to be missed.”

Becky on Books – Excerpt

She tilted her chin upward to watch the helicopter descend to the helipad not far from her office. Whoever this was, they weren’t a guest.

Her body tensed as the long seconds dragged out. She never knew it could take so long for a chopper to land. But she knew that in reality not much time had passed at all. It was just her anxiety that seemed to have slowed the world down as she waited to see what new problem awaited her.

And then the door to the helicopter opened. And…

The breath of anticipation hitched in her throat. And…

Harlie’s Books – Review

“… Another winner from Ms. Faye and the Harlequin Romance line. . . . Ms. Faye has written a brilliant billionaire story that will tug on your emotions, have you believe in a true love romance with a bit of magic woven in. . . . Loved it. I really didn’t want the book to end. Lea and Xander were a perfect couple and I can’t wait to hear more about them in the other books.”

Reading On The Edge – Excerpt

She glanced at the clock on the stove. “If you don’t hurry, you’ll miss the ferry. It’s the only one today.”

“Is this the way it’s going to be?”

She turned her full attention to him. “How what is going to be?”

“You and me. How do I even know the baby is mine?”

“I’d like to think that no one would lie about such an important thing. But you obviously don’t trust me…

Hallie Reads – Review

“The romance proves fun as the drama unfolds around Lea and Xander. I enjoyed seeing the pair sorting through the challenges before them, and I think a reader in need of a quick, contemporary romance will, too.”

Teatime and Books – Excerpt

THINGS WOULD GET BETTER.

They had to.

Lea Romes refused to accept any other alternative.

She pushed her chair back from the desk with its insurmountable pile of paperwork. In this modern age of technology, she thought paperwork would be a thing of the past. But alas, it seemed as though dealing with written documents would be a constant while the digital correspondence and spreadsheets just added to the burden.

At least she got to work in paradise as a wedding planner…

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Carrying the Greek Tycoon’s Baby
(Greek Island Brides #1)
By Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages
March 1st 2019 by Harlequin Romance

From one night…

To nine months!

In this Greek Island Brides story, for jaded tycoon Xander Marinakos, renowned wedding destination Infinity Island is just another opportunity to expand his empire. Until he’s captivated by its beautiful owner, Lea Romes… When their one night together has unexpected consequences, Xander must negotiate the deal of a lifetime, and put his guarded heart on the table to convince independent Lea they can be a family…for infinity!

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Greek Island Brides
Finding love that lasts to infinity!

All marriages that take place on renowned wedding destination Infinity Island are guaranteed to last forever!

And the picturesque Greek island is about to weave its magic for friends Lea, Popi and Stasia. They dream of finding their own happy-ever-afters… And they’re about to meet three billionaires who will sweep them off their feet—and down the aisle!

Follow Lea’s journey from surprise pregnancy to dream proposal in
Carrying the Greek Tycoon’s Baby

And coming soon…

Book # 2 – Claiming The Drakos Heir (releases June 2019)

The rebel bachelor is back…

To claim her baby!

In this Greek Island Brides story, pregnant surrogate Popi Costas is faced with raising her late sister’s child alone, until the baby’s wealthy uncle arrives to take charge! Apollo Drakos is distractingly handsome, but Popi won’t let that stop her from fighting to keep the baby. Yet as she gets to know the man behind the wild card reputation, Popi’s reconsidering welcoming Apollo into her new little family…

Pre-order now!

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Book #3 – Wearing The Greek Millionaire’s Ring

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Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.

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Carrying the Greek Tycoon’s Baby
(Greek Island Brides #1)
By Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages
March 1st 2019 by Harlequin Romance

From one night…

To nine months!

In this Greek Island Brides story, for jaded tycoon Xander Marinakos, renowned wedding destination Infinity Island is just another opportunity to expand his empire. Until he’s captivated by its beautiful owner, Lea Romes… When their one night together has unexpected consequences, Xander must negotiate the deal of a lifetime, and put his guarded heart on the table to convince independent Lea they can be a family…for infinity!

GoodreadsAmazonB&NHarlequiniBooksKobo

Freebie

Go to Jennifer’s Contact Page HERE and order your bookmark(s)!

About the Series

Greek Island Brides
Finding love that lasts to infinity!

All marriages that take place on renowned wedding destination Infinity Island are guaranteed to last forever!

And the picturesque Greek island is about to weave its magic for friends Lea, Popi and Stasia. They dream of finding their own happy-ever-afters… And they’re about to meet three billionaires who will sweep them off their feet—and down the aisle!

Follow Lea’s journey from surprise pregnancy to dream proposal in
Carrying the Greek Tycoon’s Baby

And coming soon…

Book # 2 – Claiming The Drakos Heir (releases June 2019)

The rebel bachelor is back…

To claim her baby!

In this Greek Island Brides story, pregnant surrogate Popi Costas is faced with raising her late sister’s child alone, until the baby’s wealthy uncle arrives to take charge! Apollo Drakos is distractingly handsome, but Popi won’t let that stop her from fighting to keep the baby. Yet as she gets to know the man behind the wild card reputation, Popi’s reconsidering welcoming Apollo into her new little family…

Pre-order now!

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What can I say?  Another winner from Ms. Faye and the Harlequin Romance line.  Why are you not reading this line?  Because it’s not hot enough?  Think the storyline will be too sweet for you?  Trust me, the romance is there.  The smexy times build up is there; it’s just behind closed doors and the story isn’t too sweet.  Ms. Faye has written a brilliant billionaire story that will tug on your emotions, have you believe in a true love romance with a bit of magic woven in.

I adored Lea from the beginning.  Finding out about her heritage the aftermath with her parents is relatable.  Not all people are happy with their roots and her mother was not happy.  The island brought up bad memories for her and I could understand that in some way.  But to withhold that from Lea and then subsequently “rule” her life afterward?  No.  Again, relatable.  Lea has a backbone and she uses it.  She is very uncertain of Xander in the beginning but slowly warms up to him.  Her friendship with Popi is fun and I can’t wait to see what is in store for her.

Xander is the typical billionaire.  Yes, he is Greek but Ms. Faye has written him to be a good guy, not your typical alpha jerk.  He really does care for Lea and the baby to come, he just doesn’t know how to achieve that true happiness.  He’s worked most of his life and really hasn’t thought about marriage and a family.  His backstory is interesting and I adored his relationship with his sister, Stasia.

I never felt like the story was rushed.  The romance moves at a leisurely pace and the setting for the story is great.  An island that guarantees that if you get married there, it will be forever?  Loved it.  I really didn’t want the book to end.  Lea and Xander were a perfect couple and I can’t wait to hear more about them in the other books.

Again, why are you NOT reading this line?  It’s fun, romantic, has the lush settings and heroes to swoon for in the end?  Tsk, tsk.  Plus, billionaires.  One of Harlie’s favorite heroes.

Coming September 2019…

Book #3 – Wearing The Greek Millionaire’s Ring

About the Author

Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.

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