Book 4
By: Tess Thompson

A Match for a Willful Bride

Tess Thompson
 Whale Island’s nurse has no use for a doctor or a husband. He’s fresh out of medical school with no prospects. Will an interfering mother, two matchmakers and some divine intervention make lovers of these enemies?


I didn’t want him here. I’d do anything to get rid of him. Sabotage his practice. Make sure the islanders knew he was not to be trusted. Push away his overtures of friendship and partnership. What good did a fancy city doctor do for the community anyway? My community. The residents of Whale Island could attest to my competency and compassion. We don’t need outsiders telling us what to do.

Then I find out my mother is the one funding the interloper’s medical practice. My own mother. Why? I can’t fathom why she’d want to ruin my life.

To make matters worse, he’s handsome and charming.


No one wanted me. Not here in the states anyway. I was an outcast. Catholic. Italian. Poor. I’d hoped it would be different in Whale Island and the little town of Ella Pointe. I was wrong. If anything’s, it’s worse. Mostly because Ella of Ella Pointe hates me and intends to drive me out. Her scheme might work on a man with something to lose, but I have nothing. Nowhere to go and no funds to get there. I must make my medical practice a success or be back on the streets.

There’s one other little thing. I might be falling in love with the enemy.

The fourth installment of Tess Thompson’s fanciful, heartfelt new historical romance series will have you cheering for Lucca and Ella as they find their happy-ever-after. With a little suspense and a lot of family drama, the Tutheridge family will steal your heart!

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Tess Thompson is the USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary and historical Romantic Women’s Fiction with nearly 40 published titles. When asked to describe her books, she could never figure out what to say that would perfectly sum them up until she landed on, Hometowns and Heartstrings.

She’s married to her prince, Best Husband Ever, and is the mother of their blended family of four kids and five cats. Best Husband Ever is seventeen months younger, which qualifies Tess as a Cougar, a title she wears proudly. Her Bonus Sons are young adults with pretty hair and big brains like their dad. Daughters, better known as Princess One and Two, are teenagers who make their mama proud because they’re kind. They’re also smart, but a mother shouldn’t brag.

Tess loves lazy afternoons watching football, hanging out on the back patio with Best Husband Ever, reading in bed, binge-watching television series, red wine, strong coffee and walks on crisp autumn days. She laughs a little too loudly, never knows what to make for dinner, looks ridiculous kickboxing in an attempt to combat her muffin top, and always complains about the rain even though she chose to live in Seattle.

She’s proud to have grown up in a small town like the ones in her novels. After graduating from the University of Southern California Drama School, she had hopes of becoming an actress but was called instead to writing fiction. She’s grateful to spend most days in her office matchmaking her characters while her favorite cat Mittens (shhh…don’t tell the others) sleeps on the desk.


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