15 January 2021

Then Again, Maybe | Excerpt + Giveaway

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Former beauty queen Belle Thornton knows what it is to think she has it all, only to discover she never valued what was truly important. Raising her daughter and building a thriving thrift shop that helps single mothers like herself has taught Belle what the word beautiful really means. Unfortunately, thanks to her shady landlord, Belle must toss those hard-earned dollars into the money-pit of a rental that houses both her tiny apartment and her business or risk the city closing her doors. When funds dwindle as quickly as her to-do list grows, she is forced to rely on the absolute last rescuer she’d choose: Micah Shaw.

Leaving Belle at the altar, pregnant, was the worst choice Micah ever made. He returns home, hoping to reconcile with Belle and their toddler. While balancing his medical residency with caring for his ailing mother, he strives to win Belle’s heart again and ensure her business remains open. Helping with that is the easy part. Chiseling through the rock encompassing Belle’s heart is more of a challenge, but one he’s determined to conquer.

If only he could get her to realize that a new lease on love may be their best collaboration of all.

Publisher: BLING! Romance
Release Date: November 17, 2020



Micah Shaw. Here? Now? Belle turned tail and ran.

“Belle, wait!”

She couldn’t. Wouldn’t. Except his long legs had always moved faster than hers. She hadn’t even made it to the next floor before his gentle hand ground her to a stop.

The familiar scent of cedar, Irish Spring soap, and the tiniest hint of antiseptic washed over her with a wave of bittersweet emotions. Slowly, she tracked her gaze up his lean body until it landed on those deep blue eyes that taunted her memories and stared at her from their young daughter’s face every single day.

Micah looked every bit as surprised as she felt. He released his hold as if touching her had been as unplanned as seeing her. Breath ripped from her lungs, and she couldn’t seem to suck it back in. Especially when his gaze moved from surprised to something else. Regret? And … cautious hope?


That she wouldn’t lay him flat right here in the stairwell?


Susan L. Tuttle lives in the Mitten State where she’s a mom of three and happily married to her best friend. Between still homeschooling her youngest and leading the women’s ministry at church, she finds time to write. An ACFW Carol Award finalist, she firmly convinced that letters were meant for words, not math, and loves stringing them together into stories that inspire and encourage. Connect with Susan at www.susanltuttle.com.


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  1. Anonymous15/1/21 21:30

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