Authors: Mallory Rush
A Classic Romance
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It's hard to imagine a world without the technology we take for granted today. And yet, it wasn't so long ago that the only telephones outside a building were in phone booths, the
was the closest thing we had to Google, and books came in one form: typeset on bound paper.
I wrote my first published manuscript on what would now be considered a relic: A word processor that was a first anniversary love gift from my husband Scott. Prior to that I pounded away on an IBM Selectric. My sister, Rachel Wallace, is a book loving librarian who worked extra hours to help me buy that electric typewriter so I wouldn't have to continue chasing my dreams on the old manual I'd picked up at a garage sale—a terrific find for a young single mother juggling work, babies, and burning the midnight oil via a nursery lamp that came minus the shade (same garage sale).
I was incredibly fortunate to have these champions see me through the six years and four unpublished novels it took before landing my first contract with Bantam Books in 1990. By 1999 I'd had seventeen novels published and acquired the pen name Mallory Rush for Harlequin. That's the name you see on this cover, although
was originally released as a Bantam Loveswept by Olivia Rupprecht in 1991.
The books I wrote during that time reflect the era in which they were written. And yet, as technology advances at warp speed, love remains as relevant as it ever was, or will ever be.
So, too, are the stories that celebrate this most transcendent aspect of our lives.
Wishing you the kind of love you read about—
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For Carrie—who first believed.