THE THINGS I DO FOR YOU

Mary Carter

Bailey Jordan has loved her husband, Brad, since they were ten years old. She’s followed him on every adventure—opening a sweater store in Seattle, a café in Colorado, a surf shop in Santa Monica. Each time, she’s picked up the pieces when things fell apart. But now, it’s her turn. Bailey has a successful real estate career in Manhattan, and she’s eager to start a family—until a car crash leaves Brad in a coma and changes their lives forever.

Awakening after his near-death experience, Brad has a new mission. He buys a lighthouse on the Hudson River, planning to turn it into a B&B.

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Bailey Jordan has loved her husband, Brad, since they were ten years old. She’s followed him on every adventure—opening a sweater store in Seattle, a café in Colorado, a surf shop in Santa Monica. Each time, she’s picked up the pieces when things fell apart. But now, it’s her turn. Bailey has a successful real estate career in Manhattan, and she’s eager to start a family—until a car crash leaves Brad in a coma and changes their lives forever.

Awakening after his near-death experience, Brad has a new mission. He buys a lighthouse on the Hudson River, planning to turn it into a B&B. Grateful to have Brad alive, Bailey tries to make his dream her own. The lighthouse is beautiful, but the challenges—renovating, bringing in supplies by boat, navigating the locals and guests—are enormous. And then Bailey discovers a secret in Brad’s past that compels her to question her husband, her marriage, and how far she’ll go to keep them both…

Thoughtful and moving, The Things I Do for You exhibits a rare understanding of the joys, compromises, and small rebellions that lie at the heart of every marriage, and of the resilience and surprising power of love.

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  • Kensington Books
  • Paperback
  • July 2012
  • 352 Pages
  • 9780758253378

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About Mary Carter

Mary Carter is a freelance writer and a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. After five years of acting, temping and waiting tables in Manhattan, she was given a scholarship to the Rochester Institute of Technology where she earned her second degree in Sign Language Interpreting. Although Mary has never shoplifted in her life, she does admit to taking a slew of ball point pens and a few legal pads during her temping days, and would like to take this opportunity to issue a formal apology. If you suspect you are one of the aforementioned companies and feel the need for your pen and paper back, feel free to e-mail her and she’ll see what she can do. She currently lives in Seattle where in between drinking lattes and learning to kayak, she is at work on a new novel.

Praise

Praise for Mary Carter’s My Sister’s Voice

“At once a story about love and loss, family and friends, the world of the hearing and that of the deaf, My Sister’s Voice satisfies on many levels.”Holly Chamberlin, author of Summer Friends

“Gripping, entertaining and honest. This is a unique, sincere story about the invisible, unbreakable bonds of sisterhood that sustain us no matter how far they’re buried.”Cathy Lamb, author of A Different Kind of Normal