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Title: Whiskey Love
Author: Joy Allyson
Genre: Historical Romance
She’s a headstrong Bostonian.
When proud and beautiful, Chloe Tanner, inherits her family’s famous Tennessee distillery—she’s determined to save her legacy from looming disaster. Her troubles can be traced back to one man. The man whose very presence is more intoxicating to her than whiskey.
He’s a laid-back Tennessean.
No one disputes handsome Penland Kittrell’s expertise in all things whiskey. But Pen can’t make heads or tails of his new neighbor and business rival; an undeniable attraction tainted by her connections to powerful Eastern moguls and tycoons she moves among.
Passions ignite between Chloe and Pen in this deadly tangle against revenuers, moonshiners, and robber barons who all try and come between them and their whiskey where the real gold is amber nectar. Are they willing to lose their hearts to each other in this gilded age whiskey war both want to win?
Pen’s gut tightened like a steer being roped for branding. “Wish I could stay and catch up, but I’m expecting a telephone call, if you’ll excuse me.”
Graham would know, he gritted his teeth. There wouldn’t be much he’d miss in the way of rumors involving financial transactions flowing in every direction up and down the East coast. So had that been the plan all along?
Was Peter Tanner going to start with marrying the heir to Tom Tanner Tennessee Whiskey, then one by one take possession of each and every one of them with his unscrupulous business practices? Like falling dominos, all the monopolistic trusts—railroads, oil, sugar, tobacco—was whiskey next? Of course, it was, he wasn’t that big of a fool.
So, what was he in this calculation—before being blindsided by a takeover of his own company by another robber baron? Was he one more sweet memory for her before having to spend her wedding night with a groom old enough to be her grandfather?
Three hours later, he spotted Chloe pacing back and forth on the train platform for westbound departures. When she recognized him, she raced up to him.
“I’m not going back to Tennessee today.”
“I have other business in Washington I have to take care of.”
“But I thought…last night? You…? she asked in bewilderment.
“Last night was beautiful. I will always remember it.”
She remained motionless. Her mouth open. Speechless.
“I’ve come to say goodbye.” He raised his hat. “You’ve saved your company, Chloe—now comes the hard part. Let’s see if you can run it.”
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Whiskey Love is the story of a strong-willed young woman who is determined against unbelievable odds to rescue her family’s whiskey distillery. The historical background is set in a time when women were not even allowed to vote, much less ever expected to take the helm of a traditionally male-operated business. The intermingling and nuances of whiskey making into the character’s search for love is intoxicating.
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As the daughter of a United States military officer, Joy Allyson grew up with a love of travel and a deep appreciation of history. A teacher by training, she always preferred reading historical romances to pedagogy. Her favorite characters – rebel heroines and salvageable scoundrels. Joy believes the best romances are the ones you want to read over and over again.
She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Music City Writers. She resides among the beautiful hills of Tennessee with her husband and near her two daughters and six grandchildren. Whiskey Love is her debut novel.
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