HERE TOMORROW 7 PM PST. DAYLE KING SEARLE AUTHOR OF: THE RELUCTANT COURTSHIP OF JACK ALLAN (SEE EXCERPT)
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DAYLE KING SEARLE
Jack Allan cannot count the number of times he’s been approached with invitations beginning something like, “My sister has a friend…” It seems as if everyone in the small town of Corbett, Idaho, is intent on finding a wife for him--everyone except for Jack himself. The townspeople gossip that this is because Jack, a young widower, has not gotten over the death of his wife, Katelin, and in a way they are right. However, it isn’t his undying love for Katelin which is holding Jack back. Rather it is the memory of events surrounding her death, events about which only he knows, and which have left him filled with guilt.
Undeterred, Ruby Henderson, Jack’s feisty octogenarian neighbor, introduces him to her granddaughter, Ally. Jack unwittingly finds himself attracted to Ally, and it seems she is attracted to him too. So, he is stunned when he finally decides to ask her out and she turns him down by saying it would be best if they were just friends. This sets in motion events which lead Jack into one romantic entanglement after another and with not one possible romantic interest but three.
Set against the backdrop of farming and small-town life, The Reluctant Courtship of Jack Allan is filled with amusing characters. It tells a story which is sometimes humorous and sometimes poignant as Jack struggles with his guilt while also working to sort out his love life and those of the people around him.
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“Women!” Jack muttered as he walked away. The three women in his life were all determined for him to get another one, and they each had a candidate they were vying for—one who was getting engaged to another man, one he was trying to break things off with, and one he was using to break things off with the second one. None of, them seemed all that promising.
Jack shook his head in disgust. He didn’t know how he was going to get himself disentangled from all of this, but he promised himself that if he did, he would be done with women and dating. He would go back to being a couch potato. He would wear sweatpants and watch TV every evening. He would give up trying to get his life back.
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