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Crowning Design

by Leila Meacham

Crowning Design Synopsis

A tender, classic love story about letting go of the past and finding the courage to embrace love from the New York Times bestselling author of Roses. Deborah Standridge has done everything her parents have ever asked of her with a smile on her face. That's what southern belles do. But when a renowned architect offers her a job at his firm across the country only days before her wedding, she faces a dilemma. Should she become the dutiful wife of a man she doesn't love to please her parents or finally make her own dream come true? Leaving her fiancee at the altar, she flies to Denver, setting in motion a tragedy that will haunt her for the rest of her life. Now, as one of Denver's most successful architects, Deborah manages to avoid love at all costs...until Dan Parker walks into her firm-and her heart. Magnetic and irresistible, Dan commissions her to design a building for him and gives her the courage to believe in love again. But he has a secret that may be her undoing. Will his love and the family they could create become her crowning design? Or will he break her heart and cost her everything she's worked so hard to build?

Crowning Design Press Reviews

Reads like a high-end Thorn Birds. --Sara Nelson, The Daily Beast (praise for Roses) It's been almost 30 years since the heyday of giant epics...but Meacham's debut might bring them back. Readers who like an old-fashioned saga will devour this sprawling novel of passion and revenge. --Library Journal (praise for Roses) As large, romantic, and American a tale as Texas itself. --Booklist (praise for Roses) An enthralling stunner....A compelling saga with echoes of Gone with the Wind. --Publishers Weekly (praise for Roses) Roses heralded as new Gone with the Wind. --USA Today (praise for Roses)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781455541393
Publication date: 3rd January 2017
Author: Leila Meacham
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing an imprint of Little, Brown & Company
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Romance,

About Leila Meacham

Leila Meacham is a writer and former teacher who lives in San Antonio, Texas. She is the author of the bestselling novels Roses, Somerset, and Tumbleweeds. For more information, you can visit

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