Happily Ever Summer: A Contemporary Cinderella Retelling (Happily Ever #1) by Carly Morgan, RaShelle Workman EPUB
Catherine St. James is a librarian in the tourist town of Bandon, Oregon. She’s poor by the world’s standards, but she loves what she does and what she has is sufficient for her needs. She doesn’t want glass slippers, a grand ball, or Prince Charming. What she needs is a miracle, and she doesn’t know it yet, but she needs him.
Last summer, Catherine fell in love with Samuel Merrick. She believed what they had together was beyond marriage, beyond “till death do us part”. She thought it was the forever kind of love, and for eight perfect weeks, it was. Because of that, she made a mistake, one she can’t take back, and wouldn’t even if she could. Now she has her daughter and she loves her more than she ever thought possible. She also believes despite her mistake, God loves her and her child.
Billionaire oil tycoon Samuel Merrick has no idea he has a daughter. Thirteen months ago, when he came to Bandon, he fell in love with Catherine almost instantly. And that was a real surprise. After his wife died, he didn’t believe he would ever find love again. And when he realized what was happening, he knew he needed to make sure he was falling in love with Catherine for the right reasons. So he left. It was a mistake, a terrible one. He got scared, and didn’t handle the situation as he should have.
Now he wants to change that. He wants Catherine in his life. He wants to marry her, if she’ll have him. He knows it’s going to take work on his part and forgiveness on hers, but God willing, he believes they might be able to find their happily ever after.