All Arranged (#03 in Licensed To Meddle - Luella Linley Series)
Mother of three adult children, and Regency romance author, Louise Brooker (AKA Luella Linley) should feel satisfied that she has been instrumental in getting her two daughters happily settled. Her meddling was successful, but came at a price, and husband,...
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Mother of three adult children, and Regency romance author, Louise Brooker (AKA Luella Linley) should feel satisfied that she has been instrumental in getting her two daughters happily settled. Her meddling was successful, but came at a price, and husband, Russell, has advised she leave the children to their own devices.
But her eldest, Pete, is thirty-five, living back at home and discouraged. His fiancee left him days before the planned wedding and three months on, Pete still hasn't recovered. Louise might be biased, but her responsible, hard-working and handsome son would make a good husband and father-but he's given up after three failed relationships. But a mother knows. He is a good catch, but unlikely to be fooled by her scheming and meddling as she did with his sisters.
This situation calls for something special. A direct approach. Just like in her novels. Let the parents do the arranging and sort out the wheat from the chaff. This method will take any risk of rejection out of the equation, and let's face it, a mother can tell what's needed for a successful long-term relationship.
Carrie Davis dedicated herself to her career long ago. Her one and only serious relationship was a disaster, put down mainly to her youthful naivety at the time. Up until the birth of her niece, Carrie had not considered that she might even like a relationship, but now thoughts of loneliness were stalking her. Carrie's sister, Ellen, knows and when she sees an odd advert in the classified ads, she begins to wonder if this is a prank or an opportunity sent from heaven.
"In 'All Arranged', a modern-day marriage of convenience romance, we see the indomitable Luella Linley at it again as she blends her fiction with the real lives of her adult children. This results in a deeply emotional and moving story that sees Pete and Carrie learning to trust, learning to love, and the healing power of forgiveness. Keep the tissues handy!"
Carolyn Miller - Author of the 'Regency Wallflowers' and 'Regency Brides' series
"If you love marriage of convenience tropes, you'll love this modern-day twist. Realistic characters, laugh out loud moments, and a deep emotional journey making 'All Arranged'; a satisfying read. A stellar novel from Meredith Resce and the perfect ending to the series."
Lisa Renee - Author of the 'Single Again' series
"Imagine accepting a marriage proposal from someone you've never even met in person. Have you ever wondered what might happen if you let your family choose your spouse? Pete and Carrie take the risk, and the result is a blend of awkwardness, heartache and satisfaction that is always a delight to read."
Paula Vince - Author of 'Picking up the Pieces' and 'Best Forgotten'
"Meredith Resce has created a thought-provoking and emotional journey in 'All Arranged'. When Loise Brooker confidently organizes a happy-ever-after for her son, Pete, little does she know her meddling will lead the couple through emotions from humor, to embarrassment, to crushing grief before they finally land in happily-married land. Yet another read that is hard to put down from Meredith."
Amanda Deed - Author of the 'Jackson's Creek' series
Book #3 in the Luella Linley - License to Meddle series. Luella Linley's son is 35, alone and broken-hearted after being jilted. But he's not likely to respond to her usual matchmaking method that was so successful with his sisters. This calls for something special - like in her regency novels. A parent arranged marriage where there is no risk of rejection. What could be easier than to place and ad: "Wanted - for social experiment. A family arranged marriage."
South Australian author Meredith Resce has been writing since 1991, with 18 published titles to her credit. Apart from writing, Meredith also takes the opportunity to speak to groups on issues relevant to relationships and emotional and spiritual growth. She was also a co-writer and co-producer in the 2007 feature film production, 'Twin Rivers'. With her husband, Nick, Meredith has worked in ministry since 1983. Meredith and Nick have one daughter and two sons.