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Embracing Elise

(The third book in the Cantrelle Family Trilogy series)
A novel by

He liked everything about her . . .

Sloan Devereaux, called Dev, who along with his teenage daughter is spending a year in Louisiana studying Cajun culture and teaching at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, finds something there he hadn't bargained for . . . a beautiful, strong, courageous and passionate woman who might possibly give him a reason to trust . . . and love again.

Among the proud Cajun people of her heritage, Elise Cantrelle, who was abused by her former husband, has finally found the peace she's always yearned for. She's also found satisfying work she's passionate about and a sense of belonging she's never before known. What she feels for Dev threatens that peace, because although he wants her, she's not sure he needs or loves her. And Elise won't settle for less.

Their story is the third in the series about the Cantrelle family of Louisiana and includes updates on all the characters from books #1 and #2.

Patricia Kay is the award winning, best-selling author of more than 50 novels of romance and women's fiction. She is also an acclaimed writing teacher who has taught hundreds of students all over the world. You can read all about her and her books on her website,

Author's Note: EMBRACING ELISE was originally published in 1993 with the title When Somebody Wants You. It was written under my then-pseudonym, Trisha Alexander.


"This book tugged at the heart strings." -- from a review of EMBRACING ELISE in Rendezvous Magazine

"Ms. Alexander spices up her intriguing tale with a beautifully realized Cajun ambiance that makes you feel right on the spot." -- from a review of EMBRACING ELISE in Romantic Times Magazine

".A master storyteller! . . . This author is bound to become a perennial favorite." -- Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author

"Patricia Kay has done a fantastic job of delving into a powerful story that will take your breath away." -- Amy Cunningham, Romance Reviews Today (about FAMILY ALBUM)

"If you love LaVyrle Spencer, you'll love Patricia Kay." -- Deborah Smith

"Kay's books are character-driven, and the pacing is inexorable, as her characters stumble, walk, and finally race toward redemption." -- Patricia O'Dea Rosen, Happily Ever After newsletter

"Full bodied characters, rich emotional scenes, strong conflict, and sensual tension . . ." From a review by Pamela Cohen, Romantic Times Magazine

"It was wonderful. You had me sniffling and tearing up at the store in front of my customers. One of the most moving books I've read in a long time." -- Merry Cutler, Annie's book Shop, Sharon, MA (reviewing WITH THIS RING)

" . . . A very good job exploring the emotional consequences of a heartbreaking romantic triangle. WITH THIS RING is a touching read." -- Romantic Times Magazine

Genre: Romance

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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Embracing Elise (The Cantrelle Family Trilogy Book 3)
Author(s): Patricia Kay
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