Gemini Press Books is an imprint of Worldwide Staging Company. Our mission is to bring our readers Sweet Romance––contemporary romance suitable for the young and young at heart. All of our featured authors write stories that did not happen, but could have, and in locations and businesses familiar to all. We are ever mindful of preserving history from the past one hundred years while providing an entertaining trip down memory lane. If you have stories you’d like published, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Legend had it Native American ghosts stood guard fifty miles either side of Devil’s Elbow on M-119. Whether true or not, since 1968, armed property owners and caretakers were suspicious of trespassers and didn't hesitate to protect their families and pricey retreats. Between them and the redneck militia’s watchful eye, the area was once again considered safe. But Kate wondered. Was it really?
Taking the old stone staircase at Apple Barn Cottage she discovered open-roofed, dark-floored bedrooms, with a shared hose-down shower and a balcony. Down below a muscular beachcomber picked up pretty seashells and women trailing behind him. He paused and looked up at her, removed his shirt and waved. Flushed and trembling she blew a kiss back . . .
"Paradise 3 is a ‘Sweet Romance.’ It's set in the heartland of actual places in Northern Michigan you have visited or will want to visit. Follow Kate to meet her friend Picasso only to have that romantic encounter interrupted by an Earthquake. G.G.'s romance and passionate prose makes you feels as if you are there."
A Goodreads Review by Zachary Richard
A Sweet Romance: She thanked him and said goodbye, he did not stand up. Instead, he excused himself—said his back was acting up from sitting so long. God forbid she'd see him bent over like an old man. He didn't feel old. After spending a few hours with such a lovely woman, he was pumped and inspired to go back to the gym and get in shape––find someone again to call his own––a reason to live.
A Sweet Romance: She felt like a kid again. Her female companions couldn't help but remark.
“Look, girls,” she said, “he's younger than me by five years––l see him as a little brother. There's nothing more going on between us than friendship.”
“You think so?” said the oldest and wisest among them, “from the look in his eyes and yours, that's not what I'm seeing.”
Fancy blushed and turned away.
Beyond The Mitten––across the Mackinac Bridge––is Michigan's Upper Peninsular. Kate, Fancy's cousin, commutes monthly from Mackinaw City to Michigan Tech in Houghton. After she leaves I-75 near Sault Ste. Marie, she travels east on M-28 through the forested woodlands, boggy swamps, and tiny villages along Lake Superior's shoreline. Here she escapes––leaves her worldly cares.
"Persistence is the basis of all success. Thank you for getting me to stop and read. I'm so pleased I did. When you are able to tap into a common memory, then you have an audience. You do it in such an interesting way that I'm sure people will want to share the Love Box Series with others. No doubt, you will have success. Thank you!” Northern Michigan Review
A Sweet Romance: Kate Middleton is a recent graduate from Kendall Art School in Grand Rapids. She’s praying for a break––dreams her photography will someday make her famous. When she gets the chance of a lifetime to assist Grant Goodriche in Harbor Springs, Michigan––she goes for it. And who wouldn't? A Fortune Magazine spread aboard a yacht on Little Traverse Bay doesn't come along every day.
Though Lady Luck had more spunk than skills, she was determined not only to restore the bungalow she found, but also replace the sign above the porch, that read, “Born To Lose." She promised herself, that one day, when it looked the part, she would change its name to “Lady Luck.” What she didn’t expect was a drop-dead officer of the law to take an interest in her property restoration.
Fancy Ford is a little darling in pig tails, but the grandson of the lady next door thinks she's a spoiled brat. Every year her parents spend the summer at the family cottage in Charlevoix, Michigan. The story begins in 1991 as Fancy waits on the dock for her Uncle to come sailing through the Pine River Channel. What she can't know is her life is about to change forever Fifty photos are included.
Review by: Gemini Press Books on May 18, 2013 : (Remove)
It’s great to read a story that feels like we just walked into grandma's for Thanksgiving dinner. Not just any old place, but up in Northern Michigan––where the author’s characters talk like us when they let their hair down. Btw, we here at Gemini Press, are only part way through––we intend to take it slow––savor it until the end. It’s so delicious! (Now if we can get the author to meet Gigi Galt's cast of characters from "Love Boxes" we’ll all have a get together for a down-home party! Kalkaska? Cadillac? Norwood? Traverse City? Charlevoix, East Jordan, Petoskey? They’d all be good!) Thanks to the author for this delightful story.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
It’s great to read a story that feels like we just walked into grandma's for Thanksgiving dinner. Not just any old place, but up in Northern Michigan––where the author's characters talk like us when they let their hair down.
Btw, we here at Gemini Press, are only part way through––we're going to take it slow––savor it until the end.
Now if we can somehow get the author’s characters to meet Gigi Galt's cast of characters from "Love Boxes” we could have a big get together for a down-home party! Kalkaska? Cadillac? Norwood? Traverse City? Charlevoix, East Jordan, Petoskey? They’d all be good! Thanks to the author for this intriguing and delightful story.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Okay. I just now found this book. By accident. How lucky can you get? I immediately went to the "Michigan Story" and was delighted to see it took place near Harbor Springs. I intended to read only a few paragraphs and return to it when I was awake. Well, let me tell you, the story did that! I couldn’t stop reading. Great writing. I highly recommend it. Thanks to the author(s). Hope we meet someday at a book signing!