A sweet romance
When Abnaki Fall’s most-respected entrepreneur advertises for a live-in cook, CLAIRE BOUCHER approaches him with a business proposition. She will cook for six months without wages to prove the quality of her French cuisine on one condition. If she passes the test, he must advance her the venture capital for Chez Claire―the French restaurant she dreams of opening.
From her boozing father, Claire inherited the town’s pity and low expectations. But from her physically-challenged mother, she learned how to conquer discouragement, overcome obstacles, and wrest life from the jaws of death. She is determined to marry a man who respects her and raise children to enjoy every privilege that her poverty, social stigma, and lack of education denied her.