Publish Date: July 31, 2011
ISBN13: 978-1-4524-2732-4 (Smashwords only)
Available in print in the Createspace estore: https://www.createspace.com/3695771
Praise for The Secret Dreams of Sarah-Jane Quinn:
5 stars – Review by: sometimesOctavia on Aug. 25, 2011 (Smashwords)
This story was extraordinary. Ms. Gerlach’s writing style is engrossing and descriptive, and some of her characters seem more real than people I actually know. This story does deal with some serious issues in graphic detail, making the story all the more impactive, heartbreaking, and healing. Not to mention, it’s just plain sexy! I highly recommend– you won’t regret picking this one up.
5 stars – One of my favorite books! February 15, 2012 by carmen
I couldn’t put this down! Anyone who has worked in a “cube farm” will relate to this book. From the office politics to the mundane life of living in a windowless cube for 8+ hours/day(and the things you do to keep yourself sane!), this book is spot on. The author describes the characters in such a way that you instantly feel as if you know them personally. The constant stream of humor had me laughing out loud and the tension/stress had me holding my breath. I was definitely hooked from the first chapter to the last.
5 stars – From The One Hundred Romances Project (onehundredromances.blogspot.com) by Joey
The true star of this story is the voice. Just stellar. I admit, in the past, I have found it difficult to get into narratives in the first-person, present tense. Not even the faintest issue, here. Sarah-Jane is our guide through her murky love life (and lord, how she reminds me what it was like to be twenty-something and looking for Mr. Right), and her voice is strong, true, and amusing. You can’t help but want her to find happiness. I instantly connected to the characters in this novel, and that connection didn’t waver.
About The Secret Dreams of Sarah-Jane Quinn:
Sarah-Jane Quinn has many secret dreams: to own the bed-and-breakfast inn where she stayed as a child; to finally capture the elusive Coleridge “Collie” Tate, on whom she has an enormous crush; and most importantly, to be someone’s top priority for once in her life.
But Collie is a single father with a potential custody battle on his hands, and Sarah ranks roughly Number 917 on his list of concerns. So when Gus Haldemann, the sophisticated director of Human Resources, shows a marked interest in her, she finds it not only flattering (and mystifying), but decidedly tempting and irresistible.
And then Sarah is brutally attacked by a violent stalker. In the aftermath, she must re-evaluate her priorities and decide which man reaches deepest into her heart – and let the other go forever.