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About the Book

An Unlikely Arrangement

Title: An Unlikely Arrangement
Brides of Biltmore #1
Cindy Patterson
Springbrook Press, LLC
Release Date:
March 11, 2024
Historical Romance, Christian, Clean & Wholesome

In 1902, Abigail Dupree is but a breath away from her grand societal failure. To save her family from humiliation and financial ruin, Abigail becomes a bargaining trade in her mother’s eyes. A bargain that will extinguish Abigail’s last hope of a happily-ever-after. If only she could return to the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, she might have a chance to reunite with the only man who has the power to save her reputation. 

Garrett Barringer arrives in Charlotte, North Carolina to escape a past that no longer wants him. He takes an undisclosed position with Mr. Dupree. When it is revealed that part of Mr. Dupree’s purpose for bringing him on board is to chaperone his beloved daughter, Garrett abruptly discovers that he has taken on more than he bargained for. Abigail Dupree is more beguiling than any other woman he’s encountered, but he must resist his heart for the sake of propriety and to keep a promise made to her father. 

When her father hires Garrett Barringer, a man that seems far too young to be a lawyer, and possesses far too many favorable characteristics, Abigail resists his charm but cannot deny her heart is compelling her toward him. But she will not allow the man to ruin an opportunity she has waited for nearly five years. 

Garrett is suddenly aware what his life was and what it could become in the presence of Abigail Dupree. Will he be able to give up the woman who has stolen his heart, for her happiness? 

Abigail stands to lose all if Garrett Barringer sees past her physical beauty and uncovers the ugliness of her imperfect past. Will Abigail continue on the condemned path she’s fashioned for herself, or trust that God wants a future for her she never believed possible?  

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About the Author

Cindy Patterson

Award-winning author Cindy Patterson believes in captivating romance and happy endings. In her stories, she loves to give glimpses of how God can use brokenness and make them whole. She reads a lot, drinks too much coffee, and wishes she had more time to write. Author of Chasing Paradise, Broken Butterfly, and Shattered Treasure, she loves to connect with her readers.

Connect with Cindy by visiting cindypattersonbks.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.

Author Guest Post

The Story Behind the Story  

An Unlikely Arrangement has been swimming around in my head for a few years. The magnificence of such a home located in the mountains of North Carolina has always fascinated me. I found the best way to do research for this book was to visit and to see it for myself. But before our first visit, I talked my husband into watching Downton Abbey, thinking that would make it more interesting to see such a place and I was right. Even though Downton was filmed in an entirely different location, watching the show gave abundant insight into how stately homes were operated. And, yes, my husband enjoyed watching the show, minus a few scenes that we intentionally skipped.  

On our first visit we took a regular tour of the house, and I took at least a hundred photos. Still, there’s just too much to see in one visit.  

So, we made reservations the following spring to revisit. But this time, we took a “Guests of the Biltmore Tour.” We were the only two that showed up, so we had the tour guides all to ourselves, and I was able to ask more questions.  

Before the tour started, we chose a guest from a list of actual visitors and I chose Alice Roosevelt, the president’s daughter. I had so much fun bringing my fictional character, Abigail Dupree, and Alice Roosevelt together for a brief interaction in one scene.  

I saw as we were leaving that there were still slots available for the backstairs tour, so I talked my husband into doing one more.  

He actually enjoyed this expedition more. But I enjoyed it just as much. I soaked in as much information as I could for the next book in the series, which will be from a servant’s POV.  

Both of my previous visits were in the spring and summer, but I am planning another visit in November to see the awe of such a place decorated for Christmas. 

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(2) winners will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card, a signed print copy of An Unlikely Arrangement and other book related gifts!

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