This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.
Copyright 2014 by Tamara Allen
Cover Art by Damonza
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February 2014 First Edition
I would like to thank Gwen Hayes, Cassandra Marshall, Mikaela Pederson, Emily Nemchick, and Laura Kingsley for their editorial assistance at various stages in the writing of this story. Also my thanks to Claire Ashgrove at Finish the Story and Rebecca J. Cartee for their fast and thorough proofreading. The lovely cover is courtesy of Damonza and the excellent formatting was done by Allen at eB Format. I have to include my heartfelt admiration for Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, author of one of the most compelling resources I’ve ever come across.
On a more personal note, I want to thank Alla Peker for her friendship and support, especially during the past several months when I was so regularly cranky about this book. Also, a long-distance wave to Daff, just because.
And, as always, my love to Eric and Nick, who are there for me, rain or shine. Of all the smart, funny, and exasperating boys in the world, you two are the best.