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Prize 1: Blue quartz three strand necklace with sterling silver clasp
Prize 2: Jade and prehnite necklace
Prize 3:Green aventurine sterling silver earrings
Prize 4: Smoky quartz sterling silver earrings
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Maggie Robin has been dating the irresistibly good-looking, successful Jeffrey Preston for two years. But when Jeffrey proposes marriage a week after Maggie’s college graduation, she is no longer sure if she wants to marry a workaholic TV producer.
Maggie’s doubts culminate when during a ski trip to British Columbia, she meets Taylor Denton, a handsome, free-spirited big mountain skier who is the complete opposite of Jeffrey. It does not take Maggie long to realize that she has fallen in love with Taylor and she decides to break off her engagement with Jeffrey. But just when she thinks she has found the love of her life, an ill-fated misunderstanding tears Maggie and Taylor apart.
A week later, Maggie is told that Taylor has died in a tragic ski accident; yet, her heart refuses to believe in Taylor’s death. When Maggie returns to Taylor’s native town, she learns that Taylor is indeed alive, but has been seriously injured. Resolved to bring her lover back to life Maggie stands by Taylor’s side, convincing him to embrace life again.
“Well, thanks for making sure I got back safe,” Maggie beamed Taylor a smile once they reached the bottom of the incline.
“You’re welcome – it was a pleasure being your guide, Maggie.” Taylor could not help admiring her skiing technique: during the entire descent Maggie did not stop once, and he could see that she was fully in control of her skis. Still, she should not have ventured out without a guide – unless one knew the area really well, it was easy to get lost when skiing off-piste.
“And I’m sorry about earlier.” She blushed. “I don’t really break into tears like that, you know.”
“Don’t mention it – it’s already forgotten.”
“How about I buy you a drink?” she offered. “And maybe we could get a bite to eat after that? I’m starving.”
The offer caught him off guard – was it just a friendly outing or could there be more to it? Under a different set of circumstance, he would jump at the opportunity, but he could not forget the fact that Maggie was his producer’s ex-fiancée and it had only been a few days since their break-up. The last thing Taylor needed was to be anyone’s rebound.
As though sensing his hesitation, Maggie added, “But if you’re busy, I understand. I just figured we both have to eat so…”
“No, no. I don’t have any plans. A drink sounds like a great idea – I could sure use a beer. The Dusty Boot it is then – they brew the best beer and serve the best burgers in town. It’s just around the corner from here.”
What’s the worst thing that could happen? thought Taylor as he walked beside Maggie. They might end up having a terrible time together, which would be a blessing in itself, since then he would finally stop thinking about Maggie Robin once and for all. Of course, there was also a chance that they would enjoy each other’s company and get to know each other better, and Taylor had to admit that he secretly hoped for the latter.
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Books by Marie Astor:
This Tangled Thing Called Love – a contemporary romance about overcoming one’s inhibitions, learning to tango, and finding one’s true love match.
Lucky Charm – a humorous contemporary romance about love, luck and friendship.
On the Rim of Love – a contemporary romance about the unexpected power of love.
A Dress in a Window – a collection of short stories about love, coincidences, and fate.
Over the Mountain and Back – young adult fantasy adventure novel about a boy who takes his snowboard for a ride and finds himself in a magical, hidden world he never knew existed.
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