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First kiss
Pappano, Marilyn.
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Publication Information:
New York : Bantam Books, 2000.
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360 pages ; 18 cm
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An Improbable Dream

At forty, Tom Flynn has reached all the lofty goals of money and success he'd dreamed of as a boy struggling to survive. The only thing left on his list:nbsp;nbsp;Get married! But he hasn't a clue where to find the perfect wife--or even if he can change his love-'em-and-leave-'em ways. Until he shows up at his birthday party in the small town of Bethlehem and sits across the table from beautiful, desirable Holly McBride.

An Impossible Conquest

Wish for me, Holly thinks silently just as Tom blows out the candles on his cake. But Bethlehem's most eligible single woman wants only a sizzling fling, not a wedding ring. She's seen up close what a disaster marriage can be, and that's one mistake she plans to avoid. But Holly hasn't counted on Tom's single-minded campaign to win her heart--or some mysterious intervention in a special town where miracles are an everyday occurrence....

Author Notes

Romance author Marilyn Pappano has written about forty books and has received numerous awards including the Maggie Award, Romantic Times magazine's Career Achievement Award, and mulitiple Reviewer's Choice Awards.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Revered for her heartwarming romances populated with quirky characters, Pappano (Father to Be) returns to the magical town of Bethlehem, N.Y., where the human spirit shines and angels and cupids play matchmaker to the lost and lonely. Forty-year-old multimillionaire Tom Flynn has met all his goals in life except one: he has yet to find the perfect wife. Tom defines "perfect" as a woman whose beauty, autonomy, sophistication and intelligence would be the envy of his friends. Innkeeper Holly McBride meets all his requirements, but incidents from her childhood have turned her off love and marriage. Tom, who is also trying to get past traumas from his youth, seems motivated by Holly's constant rejection of him, which may cause some readers to doubt the depth of his character. However, the remaining cast, which includes an awkward teenage runaway who plays a pivotal role in Holly's past, picks up the slack and leads the way to a typically Pappano, happily-ever-after ending. (Sept.) FYI: Season of Miracles, the first book in the Bethlehem series, was a 1998 Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved