Falling for You
St. Martin's Press, April, 2002.
Paperback, 336 pages.
Wealthy young Galveston banker Oliver Chancellor has his whole life mapped out for him. His family even has an appropriate wife all picked out for him; she has the right background and he's known her since childhood. Unfortunately, they don't have even the hint of a spark of chemistry, however. Enter the lively, redheaded, Aurora St. Claire who convinces Oliver to help her with her loan application for financing the repurchase of her family's ancestral home. Aurora's dream is to turn the family estate into a profitable bed and breakfast. Highly intelligent, Aurora (or Rory to her friends) has never been good at math or business, because of her severe dyslexia. But she is determined to make her dream come true. Chance is bowled over by Aurora, and the two embark on a passionate relationship. But the sexy and down to earth Aurora makes Chance very nervous indeed -- will she fit in at the country club? What will his family think? Does he even care?
Rory St. Claire is an absolutely marvelous heroine. She's suffered quite a bit from her dyslexia, and her "light bulb moment" when Chance teaches her how to use the computer is truly touching. With the computer, she can overcome her dyslexic spelling and compete on an equal basis. Julie Ortolon has a real gift for mixing a compelling love story with humor and important issues to create books which are well worth reading over and over again.
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This review was published in the July-August, 2002 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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