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For college freshman Julia Earnshaw, searching for the perfect man is like searching
for sand dollars—she doesn’t want just any one, but, rather, she wants one that is
beautiful, whole, without cracks or chips, and void of any other flaws. But as she
evolves from a naïve, formerly home-schooled girl into a young woman, she wonders
if maybe she’s asking for too much.

Everything Julia thinks she knows about dating is turned upside down when Lucas
Smith strolls into the classroom and into her life. The kind of guy her mother
warned her about, Lucas is a crass, obnoxious frat boy who seems to have only one
thing on his mind. From the moment he meets her and asks her to marry him by
slipping a purple, grape-flavored ring pop on her finger, to the much-sought-after
first date and the many other comical marriage proposals that ensue, Searching for
Sand Dollars centers on the misadventures of Julia’s love life and Lucas’s neverending
pursuit to win her over...

Written by a Le Cordon Bleu graduate and mother of nine amused by the trials
and tribulations of her own daughters’ dating habits, Searching for Sand Dollars
is a fabulous first-love fiasco that portrays the awkwardness and uncertainty of
falling in love in a sweet, humorous, and realistic way. A delightfully entertaining
coming-of-age story of tenacious young love fraught with adversity, it will captivate
readers and have them rooting for Julia and Lucas until the end.
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