The First Rose of Summer

by Eileen K Parsons



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/9/2011

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 348
ISBN : 9781449732998
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 348
ISBN : 9781449732974
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 348
ISBN : 9781449732981

About the Book

At twenty-six, Paul Matthews has attained wealth, position, and popularity as a financial manager in one of New York’s leading companies.  His life of fast cars, expensive restaurants, and beautiful women is the envy of his peers and one he believes will keep him satisfied—until Brooke comes into his life.  Brooke’s beauty captures his attention the moment he sets eyes on her.  Her intelligence, talent, and strong character cause him to consider what part she may play in his life.  Her strong faith, however, reminds him of a past he has long tried to forget, one he rejected long ago and to which vowed never to return. 

When a series of high-risk financial decisions prove to be profitable for the company and their clients, Paul is promoted and given access to secrets within the company—illegal activity that could bring the company, its executives and stockholders to ruin.  A wealthy and influential foreign business executive, Marcus Reed, befriends Paul and reveals to him the great power and success that can be his if he is willing to compromise his moral principles and accept these secrets as necessary business practices. 

Paul must decide whether he will continue his path of corruption in order to maintain his lavish lifestyle or listen to the voice within, the voice awakened by Brooke’s faith, urging him to make the honorable choice—a choice that would cost him his wealth, position and perhaps even his life.

About the Author

Eileen Parsons has had a passion for writing since her youth. She attended Augusta State University, majoring in communications and creative writing. Since then, her work has appeared in the Good Newspaper in Syracuse, New York, as well as various local Christian publications and newsletters. It has long been her desire to write stories and novels that would inspire Christians to move closer to the Lord and draw the unsaved into the truth of Christ. Eileen was born in Watertown, New York. Her father was in the army, offering her a life of diversity and travel. She had the opportunity to see different parts of the world, traveling the East Coast of the United States as well as Germany. She spent most of her youth in Augusta, Georgia. She gave her life to Christ as a child and has continued to have a passion to serve Him. Her many experiences in life have increased her faith. She uses her travels and encounters as topics in many of her articles and stories. She currently lives in Orwell, New York, with her husband, Eric, and son, Daniel.