From the moment Cordelia Conner is born in New York in 1890, her seamstress mother vows her daughter’s life will be far better than hers. She dreams that one day, her daughter will become a lady of quality and marry a wealthy man—and she is prepared to dedicate her life to make it happen. Hundreds of miles away, young Kevin Newkirk is growing up in a prominent Boston family, accustomed to a life of prestige. He is keenly aware that he is the last Newkirk male and in need of a suitable wife to provide him with a son to carry on the family name. In love with a woman whose heritage is questionable, Kevin has no idea that Cordelia even exists.
When fate brings Kevin and Cordelia together during a weekend at a summer home, he decides she is the answer to his dilemma. Cordelia sees Kevin as the means to fulfill her mother’s burning passion. Their relationship seems destined to be a match made in heaven.
The first book of The Bridgewater Chronicles, STAIRWAY TO MY HEART introduces us to the Newkirk family, an emblematic turn-of-the-
About the Author
Ms. Marchetto, a native of Connecticut where she was raised in Shelton and later lived in New Haven, Wallingford, and Meriden, is the author of three previous books set in and around the Naugatuck Valley. She is a columnist and book reviewer for The Valley Times as well as a blogger. Ms. Marchetto is a member of the Emerald Coast Writers Group in Northwest Florida where she resides with her husband and their three cats.
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