Peaches In Winter
By: Alice M. RoelkeBetty wanted nothing more than to be a secretary, to forget the past and a fiancé who jilted her. But sexual harassment from her old boss left her jobless, and a new job with grumpy Jake Watterson is the second chance she needs.
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Book DescriptionWhat does author Jake Watterson need with a secretary? Nothing, that's what!
But when beautiful Betty Ann, who can't type, talks too much and cooks like an angel enters his life, Jake begins to wonder how he ever did without her.
Betty wanted nothing more than to be a secretary, to forget the past and a fiancé who jilted her. But sexual harassment from her old boss left her jobless, and a new job with grumpy Jake Watterson is the second chance she needs.
Betty thinks Jake could never see her as anything but a secretary—and not even a very good one. Jake believes he's too damaged and could never be good enough for the beautiful farm girl who's entered his world, talking about life on the peach farm and baking him the most delicious things.
Somehow, being near each other seems to thaw the winter in both their lives. Will they ever both see with their hearts the love they hold for each other? Like peaches growing in winter, it seems impossible.
Jake's friend and publisher gets into the mix when he sees how beautiful Betty is and decides to start flirting with her, to Betty's shy consternation and Jake's jealous irritation.
Then Betty's fiancé who jilted her shows up on her doorstep, hat in hand…
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