Share the Moon
by Sharon Struth
Sometimes trust is the toughest lesson to learn.
Sophie Shaw is days away from signing a contract that will fulfill her dream of owning a vineyard. For her, it’s a chance to restart her life and put past tragedies to rest. But Duncan Jamieson’s counter offer blows hers out to sea.
Duncan still finds Sophie as appealing as he had during boyhood vacations to the lake. Older and wiser now, he has his own reasons for wanting the land. His offer, however, hinges on a zoning change approval.
Bribery rumors threaten the deal and make Sophie wary of Duncan, yet she cannot deny his appeal. When her journalistic research uncovers a Jamieson family secret, trust becomes the hardest lesson for them both.
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Buzz continued his opening address. In his role as a full-fledged member of the
local old boy’s network, he manipulated the boards under his reign with ease. Sophie kept
a careful watch on politicians like him, just waiting for them to cross the fine line into
genuine corruption. What kind of pull did he have with zoning on this matter?
As she scribbled down one of Buzz’s statements, she remembered her five dollar
bet with Cliff. Would he consider “Reporter Wooed by Nemesis” an adequate win?
Buzz introduced Duncan Jamieson. The handsome executive strode to the podium
with the self-assurance of a king. He leaned with his elbows on the walnut top, fingers
steepled together while he surveyed the crowd. His gaze lingered over her longer than the
others. This time, she didn’t look away and tried out her best death glare.
He cleared his throat and scanned the room. “First, I’m happy the hearing is so
well attended. One thing is clear. The residents of this community care about its wellbeing.” His arms opened wide, a gesture that would’ve made Dale Carnegie proud. “The vision RGI holds is for our resort to become a part of the lake’s history and to honor the people who live here by our contribution to the area.”
The confidence Duncan had exhibited when taking over Sophie’s boat problem
was magnified in his formal presentation. He addressed Board members with familiarity,
as if he’d known them forever, and discussed the town with the authority of a newly anointed mayor.
Bernadette’s dated auditorium chair squeaked. Her breath gushed next to Sophie’s ear. “Jeesh, you’d think this guy was the new grand pooh-bah.”
Sophie turned sideways. “Confidence isn’t one of his problems.”
Bernadette raised a questioning brow.
Sharon Struth is an award-winning author who believes it’s never too late for a second chance in love or life. When she’s not writing, she and her husband happily sip their way through the scenic towns of the Connecticut Wine Trail. Sharon writes from the small town of Bethel, Connecticut, the friendliest place she’s ever lived. For more information, including where to find her other novels and published essays, please visit her at www.sharonstruth.com
Share the Moon Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GczH6uBi1og