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If you like your romance not too sweet, not too spicy, and full of authentic settings and situations, you'll enjoy the books by Judy Nickles, also writing as Gwyneth Greer.
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Read about the characters below and also an excerpt from one of the stories which just happens to be my favorite, "Justice Lost and Found"
These stories are about journeys:
Abby, who fled to nowhere but still was found
Sandra, who kept a promise on Normandy Beach
Roy, who flew high and ended where he began
Cecelia, who wanted a new life
Carrie, who retraced steps long forgotten
Emmalee, who took a chance on a stranger
Berit, who gave up going anywhere
J.J. , who found roots he never knew he had
Kitty, who chased a dream in the wrong direction
Emily, who came home and found the end of the rainbow. . .
Excerpt from "Justice Lost and Found"
Cecelia Loudermilk had climbed the legal ladder and, upon reaching the top, found it led nowhere. At least, nowhere she wanted to go.
Harvard Law School (summa cum laude), an offer from Loudermilk and Matthews (now and Loudermilk since she'd married the boss's son who had elected accounting over the law), a prestigious tenure as an assistant to the state's attorney general, and finally, an appointment to the bench on a federal appellate court.
She might have gone higher, but the time for such was past. Her husband of twenty-eight years took that possibility to prison with him. Forty years for an assortment of charges ranging from embezzlement to hiring a hit man to shut up the star witness against him. Even Loudermilk, Matthews, and Loudermilk couldn't prevail against a stacked deck of irrefutable evidence. Her almost ninety-year-old father-in-law told his son to take the plea he was offered. He refused, so now he was serving his sentence at a federal prison fifty miles from where he grew up.
The prior investigation, which included her, spanned eighteen months. Only the fact she'd kept her finances separate from his (she embraced women's lib from the beginning) saved her. Still, she resigned from the court as soon as his sentence was handed down. She couldn't argue forty years was unjust. It wasn't, and she'd upheld tougher sentences for less during her tenure. Then, after some thought, she dissolved her partnership with the law firm which she now belonged to in name only.
"I'm done with all of it," she told her nephew Fred, himself a lawyer with a satisfying small-town practice.
"I don't blame you, but I don't believe you either."
"You've spent your whole life devoted to the pursuit of justice. You can't just walk away."
"I'm not sure I've always served justice, and yes, I can walk away. Run if I have to."
Read the complete story in Off the Shelf.