Sunday, February 13, 2011

February Romance Novel Event: The Inheritance by Pamela S. Thibodeaux

The Inheritance is about the chance we all long for…the chance to start over. Widowed at age thirty-nine and suffering from empty nest syndrome, Rebecca Sinclair is overshadowed by grief and loneliness.  Her husband has been deceased for a year, her oldest child has moved to New York in pursuit of an acting career and her youngest child is attending college in France. Having spent over half of her life as a wife and mother, she has no idea what God has in store for her now.  Will an unexpected inheritance in the wine country of New York bring meaning and purpose to her life and give her the courage to love again?  US Postal worker Raymond Jacobey has been in love with the little widow since he first set eyes on her.  A wanderer searching for the ever-illusive soul mate, Ray has never stayed in one place too long. Raised by self-centered, high-power executives, he’s longed for the idyllic life of residing in a cozy house in a small town with the love of his life. Will he gain the heart of the lovely widow or will he lose her to the wine country of New York?  

Read an excerpt!

Rebecca let him lead her up the snow-covered bank until they stood in a clearing looking out to where heaven and earth met in a glorious profusion of rock and sky. Clouds surrounded mountain peaks like halos. A rainbow shimmered in the sky, brilliant colors against a backdrop of aqua so breathtaking they were literally gasping for air.

“It’s so beautiful,” she breathed. Ray slid his arms around her waist, and she leaned against his chest. He rested his chin on her head, and they stood in silence gazing at the raw beauty of creation until the damp chill permeated their clothes.

Running his hands down her arms in a warming caress, Ray took Rebecca’s hands in his then turned her to face him. She could see his heart in his eyes as he quoted Scripture. “The earth declares the glory of the Lord, the heavens proclaim His handiwork. That might not be an exact quote, but close enough. It is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with me.”

Rebecca’s heart fluttered at the charming, boyish grin he bestowed on her. She knew he’d spoken more than mere words; he’d spoken his heart. Tears filled her eyes and clogged her throat when she thought about what the future might hold. Standing on the threshold of that great unknown, she had never been more acutely aware of anything than she was of this moment, this man.

He was looking at her intently. His thumbs caressed the back of her hands, chasing the chill from her blood. Lethargic warmth stole over her. As though in a fog she watched him lift her hands to his mouth and press his lips to her palm in a caress so tender it sent shivers down her spine.

She lowered her gaze, and he lifted her chin with his finger and waited until she looked at him again. “I want to kiss you, Becca, here in the midst of Paradise,” he whispered, his lips covering hers with devastating tenderness.

Rebecca heard his primitive grunt of satisfaction when he let go of her hands and wrapped his arms around her, pulling her closer. An answering purr escaped her as tiny pinpoints of pleasure bathed her senses with light and color. Never in her life had she felt so alive, so consumed with sensations.

Whether a moment or an eternity, she had no idea how long they stood there, his mouth in sweet possession of hers. All she knew was that when the kiss was over she was plastered against his hard body, her breathing was sharp almost painful and her fists were clenched in his thick, sandy-colored hair. Appalled at her wanton response and the needy way in which she clung, Rebecca flung away with a startled cry of distress, and began to run.

Read the reviews!

"I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone! The book does not 'sermonize' to the reader; it does, however, present the simple plan of salvation to anyone who is interested."

--The Romance Studio

"This story was filled with the complete gamete of emotions."

--JoAnn Carter, author of Daniella and Smuggler of the Heart

"This is a refreshing, honest read about life, love and forgiveness that leaves me eager for more from Ms. Thibodeaux!"

--Marianne T. Evans


The Inheritance
© 2007
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press/White Rose Publishing
ISBN# 1-60154-055-8

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Donna B said...

Wonderful story, Pam, I loved it!

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Thanks Donna!

I'd like to take a moment and CONGRATULATE Molly ~ You are the winner of an autographed copy of Tempered Hearts!

Please email me at: with your mailing address so I can send it to you.

ALSO: I am giving away an autographed copy of The Inheritance to one lucky person today!


Ellen said...

That sounds like a beautiful story. I loved the excerpt!

Molly said...

THANK YOU! I am excited to be the winner! Hmmm....maybe I could get lucky and win this one too??? ;-) :-)

No, seriously, though, THANK YOU so much for the win! I can't wait to read it!

Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Thanks Ellen - I truly enjoyed writing this - is was a welcome change after completing the Tempered series.

You're welcome Molly!


LoRee Peery said...

I just added this to my "to buy" list. It sounds lovely.

Marianne Evans said...

I read and thoroughly loved The Inheritance (as you could see by my review in this post) All of Pam's works are phenomenal. She writes with realism, love, and a deep, abiding faith. Enjoy any of her titles. You won't be disappointed! Pam, God bless!!

Tanya Stowe said...

Hi Pamela,
I love your Inspiration With An Edge, label! From what I've read so far, I think it's very true. I have both books on my TBR list!

Mary Manners said...

I love your Inspirational with an edge logo, too! Your work is wonderful, and I feel like I get to know you more with each post. God bless!

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Thanks Loree!

Aww, Marianne you are so sweet - thanks for your support!

Thanks Tanya - I hope you enjoy the books.

That's what so great about these events isn't it Mary!

THANK you ALL for commenting!

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Congratulations Ellen! You've won an autographed copy of The Inheritance!

Please email me at: so I can get it to you.

Once again THANK YOU ALL for commenting and Thank You Cheryl for hosting me this weekend.

Hope you all have a blessed & happy Valentine's Day.

Take care everyone!

April said...

This sounds like an amazing story! Loved the excerpt!