First Impressions, book #1 in Debra White Smith’s Austen series, sold more than 30,000 copies in four months! Now Central Park follows with an intriguing, modern–day story based on Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park.
Ethan Summers captivates Francine’s youthful heart. Drawn together by a love of learning, they become friends. But Francine dreams that Ethan will return her love. When the beautiful Lylleth appears, Francine is dismayed that Ethan falls under her spell.
When a wealthy man comes calling, Francine recognizes his lack of morals and rejects him. Pressured by her uncle to accept such a fortuitous match, Francine cries out to God. Will she marry someone she doesn’t love? Will Ethan discover what true love is in time to intervene?
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The Austen Series
If you're a Jane Austen fan, you’ll love the engaging characters, contemporary situations, issues of faith, and the intricacies of love in Debra White Smith’s updated retelling of Austen’s endearing stories.
Wrenched from her family, young Francine is terrified by her new life with her Aunt Mariette and Uncle Tom Barrimore in New York City. But their foster son, Ethan, comes to Francine’s rescue. As the years pass, the bond between the two deepen...and they spend many hours enjoying the serenity of Central Park. When Ethan goes to Paris for a missions trip, Francine realizes affection has transformed into love. She dreams of the day Ethan will arrive home and share her love.
But when Ethan returns, he brings two newcomers—the beautiful and wealthy Carrie Casper, who has obviously captured his heart, and her flirtatious brother, who flashes his inviting smile at Francine and her two cousins. As the Caspers cast their spell over the Barrimores, Francine alone senses the danger behind their façade of respectability.
As the days go by, Francine is forced to face the truth: Ethan’s heart belongs to the lovely Carrie. When the playful Hugh turns his charms toward Francine, she wonders if he’s finally left his playboy days behind. Pressured by her uncle to accept Hugh’s advances, Francine is torn between remaining true to a love that will never be or settling for a marriage of convenience.About the Author:
Debra White Smith has more than 40 books to her credit and over 1 million books in print. The author of Romancing Your Husband (more than 100,000 copies sold) and the popular Jane Austen series, Debra’s award-winning writing, entertaining humor, and solid biblical knowledge have made her a reader favorite and a sought-after conference speaker. Debra holds an M.A. in English.
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Book Description Harvest House Publishers, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0736908730
Book Description Harvest House Publishers, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110736908730