A young wife faces an impossible dilemma when her soulmate is diagnosed with a terminal illness: How much will she risk to grant her husband peace?



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About For Roger

Joan Merritt lives a charmed life. Happily married to her soulmate, she delights in following rules, her heart and her passion—advocating for women.

When her husband Roger is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, he asks Joan to help him end his life peacefully. But how can she miss one moment of their remaining time together?

A story of love, truth and family that shines a light on the shadow between justice and mercy.

About the Author

Laura Drake is a New York published author of Women's Fiction and Romance. Her debut, The Sweet Spot, won the 2014 Romance Writers of America® RITA® award. She gave up the corporate CFO gig to write full time. She's a wife, grandmother, and motorcycle chick in the remaining waking hours.




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About the Series

Unforgiven, New Mexico has faltered for years, tripping and stumbling to the edge of default. Doubly unlucky—not only at the end of a defunct railway spur, but it’s on Route 66—the abandoned part. It’s home to 1,500 good, if quirky characters and a few old soreheads. But they’re people who care about each other, and their town.

These are only a few of their stories.

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November, 2023 For Roger released at all retailers

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Please excuse the formatting – if you’d like to have my quarterly newsletter sent to your inbox, just sign up HERE. For Roger wins an award! She breathes life into characters who make you stop breathing. I bet Jodi Picoult wishes she had this idea, wishes she…

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