Roses & Thorns

Roses & Thorns

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Better in the Morning by Fern Ronay


Veronica Buccino has a plan: marry John DelMonico and quit her soul-sucking job as a lawyer. And when he tells her he has big news, she's certain he'll pop the question. But instead of proposing, John informs her that he's moving to London. Heartbroken, Veronica feels lost. Salvatore and Antoinette, her dead grandparents, begin to visit her dreams in an attempt to steer her in the right direction. At their suggestion, Veronica takes a news reporting class, which leads to a challenging freelance assignment covering a conspiracy trial. She also begins dating an unlikely suitor: advertising creative director, Syd Blackman. Just when her love life and career are looking up, Veronica is tossed back to square one by an event that makes her question all her new choices.

About the Author:

Fern Ronay has lived in Manhattan, Chicago, and now sunny Los Angeles with her husband, but she will always consider herself a Jersey girl. She is working on her next novel.

Follow Fern Ronay on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @FernRonay.

To learn more, visit


Better in the Morning is a delightful romp on both sides of “the veil.” In her dreams, which she doesn’t exactly remember but finds herself acting on, Veronica Buccino hangs out with her dead grandparents, and sometimes a friend of theirs—a Jewish grandmother who seems to flit in and out of her dreams enroute to various family gatherings. Her life was all planned out, until her boyfriend left for England without proposing, her grandparents steered her toward a journalism class, she defied her money-hungry boss by settling a case (which made the client, judge and defendant all happy), and started having unwanted feelings toward a Jewish ad man.

As Veronica’s plans unraveled and her life came together in a much better way (we grandparents really do know best), I laughed and cheered. I loved both Veronica and her grandparents. Thanks, Ms. Ronay. For a warm, sweet romance, I highly recommend Better in the Morning.

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Heat Rating:  PG-13
Length:  274 Pages
Print:  $14.99
Digital:  $5.99

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