What’s Not: Book 3
Publication Date: February 7, 2023
Through the eyes of an overachiever, the schemes of a homewrecker, the magic of a bottle of wine, and a CAT, award-winning author Valerie Taylor propels this captivating and heart-warming romance to an unpredictable and delightful conclusion.
Kassie O’Callaghan is searching … for herself and for answers. With her husband six feet under and an engagement ring on her finger, Kassie is convinced managing a company merger in Paris will complete her quest for recognition on her own terms. When she learns her fiancé’s ex-girlfriend is pregnant, Kassie’s dreams come tumbling down. At least for the moment.
Despite pleas from her younger fiancé to stay in Boston and a warning from her best friend forever of what’s at stake should she leave, Kassie heads to Paris with courage and perseverance. There, she stumbles into a world of wine and roses as she tries to put the wisdom of her experience to the ultimate test.
When a Greek businessman tries to rescue her, Kassie discovers-in life-it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s the way you love that counts.
Kassie O’Callaghan is looking for her happily ever after, but it seems it is just out of her reach. Author Valerie Taylor delivers the final installment in her What’s Not trilogy with What’s Not Lost.
The books can be read as standalones, but for full enjoyment, it’s best to read in sequence. The author gives just enough backstory in this installment, but all the details about how Kassie lost her husband and ended up engaged to his son are in the earlier books.
Kassie’s definition of happiness is to have a successful career and a man she loves. However, her definition, at least the man part, needs serious revision after her fiancé’s ex-girlfriend shows up carrying his child.
That’s the catalyst that Kassie needs to begin redefining happiness. While in Paris on business, she begins exploring her new sense of self, open to new possibilities.
Within the pages of this quirky story are heartfelt characters and one very pampered feline navigating some challenging relationships. Any book that features a prologue told from a cat’s perspective gets top marks.
What’s Not Lost highlights one woman’s search for happiness after an unexpected series of twists and turns.
Six years retired, three years a published novelist, always a reader of good stories. Valerie Taylor was born and raised in Stamford, CT. She had a thirty-year career in the financial services industry as a marketer and writer. After her divorce, she spread her wings and relocated her career to Boston and then to Seattle. When she retired, she resettled in her home state to be near her two grown children and granddaughter. Taylor’s a member of the Westport Writer’s Workshop, the Independent Book Publisher’s Association, the CT Authors and Publishers Association, and the Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association. She’s a published book reviewer with BookTrib.com. She enjoys practicing tai chi and being an expert sports spectator. With the expected release in February 2023, What’s Not Lost is the final season in the What’s Not trilogy. Her debut, What’s Not Said, was published in 2020, with the sequel, What’s Not True, following closely in 2021. Taylor’s next journey will be into the world of cozy mysteries.
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