This is my Insecure Writers Support Group post for May 2022.
The way to a woman’s heart is through her child.
Debutante Magdalene Rose Meriwether’s fall from grace and banishment from Indianapolis society left her shocked and heartbroken—and hellbent on salvaging what was left of her life. Her problems can be solved if she finds a husband in time. But, most important of all, her unborn child won’t suffer the life of a bastard.
Railroad construction worker Edgar Grimes spent his formative years raising his brother and holding a crumbling family together. He lost his mother to abuse, lost the only woman who’d ever favored him to another man, and lost his simple-minded brother to a life of crime. The same booze that washed his father into ruin is Edgar’s means of coping with a life not much worth living—until he finds a well-dressed woman marching through the woods.
Edgar poses as Maggie’s husband while she searches for a real one. Will she play him for the fool his father always told him he was, or will Edgar be the champion Maggie needs?
Release day is June 1, 2022