First and foremost, I'd like to wish a very happy birthday to The Right Design by Isabella Louise Anderson. In honor of this celebration, Isabella invited me to write about the bond I have with my sister.
Unlike Carrie in The Right Design, instead of having just one amazing sister, I have three. To avoid playing favoritism, and since I have such a strong bond with them, I'll be writing about all of my sisters. Like Carrie and her sister, we're all very close and would do anything for each other.
My oldest sister, Kedra, is fourteen years older than me. Out of the four of us, she's the one who's married with children. Ever since I was a little girl, I was deemed "Kedra's baby". We equally baby each other, and I know that no matter how old we get, or how many children we have, I'll always be her baby, and she'll always be mine. I know that most people think they're sister is strong, and I'm one of those people. Last September, Kedra gave birth to a little boy that was only 2 pounds and 2 ounces; he had to stay in the NICU for a few months. At that moment, when I saw how she'd go to the NICU every day while she was recovering herself, I realize just how strong she is.
My older sister, Rosa, is seven years older than me. I think I speak for my other sisters as well when I say that out of the four of us, she's the most dependable. If I need anything at all, I always know that I can go to Rosa. She's also the glue that holds us all together. When I wanted to give up on my dreams of writing, it was her encouraging words that made me pick up my ink pen again. I discovered her strength in 1998.
Last, but certainly not least, is the baby of us all. My baby sister, OangeRenee, is a year younger than me. She's the sister we know we can call when we need a good laugh. My bond with OangeRenee is super strong, and we are practically inseparable. She's my other half, my "twin sissy", and my partner in crime; I didn't have to discover her strength, because she's my strength.
All in all, growing up with three sisters is not as daunting as television shows make it seem. We were close then, and we're even closer now. When you get us all under one roof, we revert back to our younger days, where we're goofing off, play bickering/fighting, and getting fussed at by our parents. I wouldn't trade any of my sisters for anything in the world, because they are the best sisters a girl could have.
In the author's debut novel comes a story about picking up the pieces, letting go of the past, and finding love along the way--even if morals are tested!
Interior designer Carrie Newman could not have envisioned a more perfect life for herself. She had a great job doing what she loved, wonderful friends, and a close relationship with her sister and brother-in-law. Add in an amazing man who she’d hoped would soon become her husband, and her life was perfect. Until one devastating decision ruins her relationship and changes the course of her life.
Determined to make a new start, Carrie leaves Texas and heads to Palm Beach to pick up the pieces of her shattered and broken life. The last thing she expects is to find herself attracted to her first client at her new job--Brad Larson, who has proven himself time and time again to be caddish.
But there’s something beneath the surface of Brad’s arrogant exterior that keeps her craving more of him--something almost sweet that Carrie can’t seem to resist.
Is Carrie ready to take another chance on romance? And will this new design of her life prove to be the right one?
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Isabella grew up with a book in her hand, and to this day nothing has changed. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and has been featured on several blogs. While Isabella doesn't blog a lot, she focuses her time on featuring other writers, along with writing and editing. Isabella Louise Anderson created Chick Lit Goddess to share the love of the following genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary Romance, Romance, and Romantic Comedies! She loves
featuring authors and their books. She lives in Dallas with her husband and cat. She enjoys spicy Mexican food and drinking margaritas, and can be found spending time with family and friends, cheering on the Texas Rangers, and reading. Isabella's short story, Meet Me Under the Mistletoe, was featured in Simon & Fig's Christmas anthology, Merry & Bright, in November 2013. The Right Design is her first novel.
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