New Romance Novel Follows Interracial Couple in the Midst of War

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“Love, Lace and Boots” will appeal to the romantic at heart and will make readers fall in love

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An incurable romantic, author Vivian Phelps-Ray loves the idea of being in love. She is in love and has been for a long time, with the right person, for all the right reasons. Inspired by the depth of this amazing feeling, she pens Love, Lace and Boots.

In the midst of a civil war, a student nurse becomes an angel on the battlefield, tending those who are injured.
Emory Gante is badly wounded and depressed, but under Beatrice Maples’ tender ministrations, he begins to heal and smile once more. Beatrice is a daughter born from an interracial marriage but she took after her black mother. It is forbidden for nurses and patients to fall for each other, and Beatrice and Emory’s mutual attraction is further complicated by the difference in their color.

Beatrice visits her sister for a spell but when she returns to her duty, Emory is gone. She is heartbroken but is determined to move on with her life. Fate steps in and Beatrice encounters Emory once more, with him declaring his love for her. Will she risk everything for love? Readers can find out as they immerse in Love, Lace and Boots.

This book will be featured at the Pennsylvania Library Association Book Exhibit in Gettysburg, Pa. on September 30 – October 3, 2012.

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About the author
Vivian Phelps-Ray is a nurse who retired after 32 years. Her house is filled with flowers and she loves tending the roses in her back and front yards. She married to a Vietnam Veteran. An avid reader of the bible, she also loves music—Christian and the blues and jazz. She and her husband reside in Georgia.

Love, Lace and Boots * by Vivian Phelps-Ray
Publication Date: September 5, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 121 pages; 978-1-4691-6985-9
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 121 pages; 978-1-4691-6986-6
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4691-6987-3

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