Saturday, September 15, 2012

Discover "The Guy Next Door" by Kate Palmer

On the surface, Eva Black’s life seems practically perfect. The small-town kindergarten teacher is set to wed ambitious lawyer Sean Langley, and their plans for a dream wedding are well underway. Eva accepts that she will soon live life in the spotlight as a member of the prestigious Langley family, but can she overlook her fiancé’s tendency to dominate the details of her life and push the limits of her standards?
 Mere weeks before the wedding, Eva is thrown into a traumatic, life-changing event that changes her view of family commitment and creates a sharp contrast between her ideals and Sean’s. With her engagement to Sean in jeopardy, Eva finds herself relying on the support and encouragement of Peter, her kind and attentive next-door neighbor. Faced with a choice between her penitent fiancé and the increasingly mysterious Peter, Eva is unprepared for the consequences—and peril—that come with her decision.

Peek at the First Page!

“You bought china without me?” I stared up at my fiancé as I wrestled 
to comprehend how he could possibly view this as acceptable. 

“You’re always scrambling to find nice dishes whenever I’m hosting 
clients.” Sean slid two large china boxes farther to the left. 

Did all single, thirty-year-old men harbor Martha Stewart tendencies? 
Images of perfectly coordinated pots, stoneware, and towels from Sean’s 
apartment flashed through my mind, not to mention the granite countertopswith an undermount sink. “I kind of thought I would get to pick it out.”

“It’s perfect, Eva. You’ll see.” He hung my recently purchased outfit—
the one he chose for our engagement pictures—next to the window. Sean 
was always taking care of these little details for me since Ephraim had no 
clothing stores. The tailgate of his black cherry Escalade slammed shut. 

“You know we’ll use it.” 

A heavy feeling settled into my chest. I wasn’t willing to let it go at that. 
What about my opinion . . . my style? “You should have waited for me.”


See the Trailer:

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About Kate: I am the mother of six learning to live in the country surrounded by in-laws. I've been married to the amazing Nate Palmer for 17 years; he is teaching me how to be a farm girl. In my spare time (okay--time I try really hard to set aside), I like to write. My first book, THE GUY NEXT DOOR, will be published in September 2012 with Covenant Communications.


  1. I really liked the book trailer. Great post and the book sounds interesting. Hoping Eva doesn't make any rash decisions.


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