By Julia Proud
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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.
Great cover illustration by Vali-Danut Lancea (http://vlancea.blogspot.ro/)
To Robert, Gabriel and my mom.
Despite my constant complaining and lamenting, my husband remains beside me still. I’m baffled by my family’s patience, especially when it comes to my mother and mother-in-law. Cassie has always been a source of inspiration and I owe a lot to her. Beth and Victor have lent me their time when really, they didn’t have to, and their encouragements and feedbacks have kept me afloat. Thank you all who have supported me and that believe in me! Big hugs!