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Madelaine Lawrence

A Pocketful of $20s

This warmhearted women's fiction novel is all about making a difference in the lives of others and making good choices in romantic relationships.
As Dickens once said, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. That is how North Carolina ED director Lynn Price describes her life at the beginning of the story. It is the men in her life who often provide the worst of times…at least initially. The best of times are created as she becomes involved with five strangers, to whom she gifts $20 at Christmastime. Handing out $20s is a tradition her mother, Dorothy, began but is not able to continue. All of the recipients have precarious incomes, and they need help in other ways as well. Their issues are some of today's societal core problems.
Lynn is good friends with a police detective, an orthopedic surgeon, and a cadre of talented doctors, nurses, and social workers, who help her aid the recipients. Among them also lurk a few exciting romantic possibilities. But which one should she choose?
Fans of Martha Williamson's Hallmark series Signed, Sealed, Delivered will love this story's skillful combination of drama, comedy, and romance. The theme of giving provides purpose and value, and the humorous moments throughout create balance amidst the sobering truths.
220 printed pages
Original publication
2020

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