Who doesn’t love a good romance? Especially when you start wishing the story was your own.
It’s the 1800s, in Tennessee. Folks don’t take kindly to outsiders, especially highfalutin northeasterners. Men reject women meddling in business affairs, particularly the whiskey business. And the temperance movement is in full swing, trying to do away with intoxicating spirits altogether.
Meet Chloe Tanner, a high-born lady from Boston, who has inherited her family’s famous distillery, which she is determined to keep and run against all the odds.
Bold and brash, Chloe can hold her own against societal mores and conventions and inept managers. But she’s thrown off balance by her attraction to the very handsome Penland Kittrell, her main business rival.
When a suspicious fire burns the cornfield that supplies Chloe’s business, the bottling company claims to be out of stock, her office is blown up, and someone takes a shot at her, Chloe braces herself for the fight of her life.
Is it the temperance movement? A disgruntled worker she fired? Men who don’t want to work for a woman? Or her rival, Penland Kittrell, the man she’s fallen in love with, trying to shut her down or force her to sell out?
As Chloe discovers. “Sometimes you can’t help who your heart falls for, you just have to deal with it. Somehow.”
But with so many threats against her business and now her life, how will she deal with it? And can she trust the love of her life, Penland Kittrell?
If you like danger, mystery, romance, and strong heroines, Whiskey Love by Joy Allyson is the book for you.
You might also find yourself reaching for a bit of Tennessee history and whiskey.
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