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Now and Forever: The Beginning - Love Knows No Boundaries
Jean C. Joachim
Heat Level 3
Can a serious young man who repeatedly faced death in the hot, stinking jungles of Asia navigate the sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll life on a college campus in 1968? Changed from a boy to a man by four years in Viet Nam, Sam Caldwell enters Jefferson College in Washington, D.C. on the G.I. Bill. Serious about his studies but not about women, Sam sees the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen up close on his first day as a college student.
Ellen lived a privileged, sheltered life in Connecticut while Sam lived a perilous hellish life in Southeast Asia. They have nothing in common. Sam is tempted by the many available women but haunted by the one just out of reach. Ellen has plans to become a concert pianist and not the sexual conquest of a college freshman. Is there one path that will unite these two lonely people?
Jean C. JoachimAuthor Bio
Jean Joachim has been writing professionally for the past fifteen years. She is the author of
seven non-fiction books. Now and Forever, a Love Story is her first work of fiction. Her second
work of fiction is a “sweet” romance, “Sunny Days, Moonlit Nights”. She also writes a
syndicated weekly movie review column for parents called “Movie Choices for Kids”.
Jean loves both the city and the country, though as times passes she finds the beauty of the
country and the warmth of country folks create a peaceful life, one she enjoys writing about.
She is currently working on her first contemporary romance that takes place in the city.
When asked where she gets her ideas, she’ll tell you they seem to appear by magic in her head.
When asked if her characters are taken from people in real life, she’ll tell you “no” firmly, at
least for main characters. Sometimes minor characters are built on people she knows and
admires. She will admit that her pug, Homer, is her muse and she can be seen walking in
Central Park talking to him about plots or characters. The pugs in her books are tributes to
Homer and her way of thanking him for his help.
Jean is married and lives in New York City with her husband, two sons and a rescued pug
Cover Artist: Beth Walker