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The Lost Valentine

James Michael Pratt

St. Martin's Press

Television reporter Susan Allison is looking for the perfect story about true love, yet she doubts where such a thing really exists, Neil Thomas, Jr. wants to share his parents' bittersweet love story with the world. On February 14, 1944, Caroline Thomas said good-bye to her beloved husband, a Navy pilot sent to the Pacific. For fifty year, she waited for him--until a miracle happened, and she received his last valentine. In the present day, when Susan and Neil meet, can the story of Neil's parents bring them together in a love as powerful as she dreams of and he remembers?

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A Love Story
 
Susan Allison guided the rented Lexus slowly down the quiet, magnolia-lined Pasadena street, her fingernails tapping in annoyance against the console as she tried to read the house numbers passing by. Her body, clothed in a black silk suit, was like a perfectly sculpted ornament on the sea of leather, as if the car’s designers had deliberately added her as a final finishing touch. Susan felt comfortable here, cocooned within the solid steel frame of the Lexus with its immaculate interior, where the turmoil of the city life outside could not penetrate. The world inside
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Praise for The Lost Valentine

"A return ticket to Bridges of Madison County."--People

"Get out your box of tissues, and rid yourself of all distractions because once you pick up this book, you will not put it down...Fans of The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks will enjoy this book."--Booklist (starred review)

"Pratt's debut novel, like Casablanca, tugs at the heart and brings out the hankies. Sincere, heartfelt."--Kirkus Reviews
"A return ticket to Bridges of Madison County."--People

"Get out your box of tissues, and rid yourself of all distractions because once you pick up this book, you will not put it down...Fans of The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks will enjoy this book."--Booklist (starred review)

"Pratt's debut novel, like Casablanca, tugs at the heart and brings out the hankies. Sincere, heartfelt."--Kirkus Reviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • James Michael Pratt

  • James Michael Pratt is a full-time writer and radio host. His radio show, The Bestsellers Show is heard in a growing number of markets nationwide. A native Californian, he has been married to his wife, Jeanne, for twenty-five years and is the father of two children, Michael and Amy. Before beginning his writing career, he was active in financial and real estate-related business in Southern California. A frequent guest speaker, Pratt focuses on the motivational themes of hope, belief, love, and achieving personal success with a balanced life.
  • James Michael Pratt
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