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Elevator Girl

Lisa Johnston never thought that she’d have to see her high-school nemesis again. Ever.

It’s not like she never thought about running into Jake Hanson, but those fantasies usually involved her running to catch a plane with a golf-pro hubby or meeting up with Oprah to save children in Africa. But definitely not in an elevator on the way to work.

She’s willing to pass it off as a minor coincidence until Jake is assigned to work with her foundation’s park project—Lisa’s park project. Nevertheless, she’s determined not to let Jake undermine how far she’s come in ten years. But his apparent attraction toward her is as bothersome as it is puzzling. Then she realizes – Jake has no clue who she is.

“Elevator Girl is a savvy and sensitive look at relationships in our complex, modern world.  An enjoyable chronicle filled with moments both torturous and tender, it’s sure to strike familiar chords in anyone who’s tried to navigate the stormy sea of love.  Fans of Bridget Jones’s Diary or the works of Sophie Kinsella will be well pleased with this gem from debut author Kim Hruba.”  – William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author of Ordinary Grace

Cornerstones & Keystones book series

Editor and contributing author

Courage to Change: Solid Foundations for Success in Business and Life

More than ever, we need courage.

We are surrounded by change—it is a constant in our lives. The question is whether we will have the courage to embrace the change and let it drive us toward growth, or succumb to settling for regret and abandoned dreams. Many is the day when we face obstacles, hardships, suffering, and loss; but we also have moments when we experience success, joy, and beauty. Courage, in the midst of all of this, is demanded of us. We are much braver than we think. We often only need a nudge.

Courage to Change, the fourth in the Cornerstones & Keystones book series, offers hard-earned practical advice and tips along with heartfelt wisdom for navigating change. This anthology reflects the many valuable lessons learned when faced with the challenge of change as well as celebrates and inspires the determination and perseverance that comes with professional and personal growth.

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Wannaskan Almanac

A folksy, regional collaborative blog, Kim is the Saturday contributor and writes stories about her family that are (mostly) true.

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