By Design: book synopsis

Anne is a young, Southern professional with just the right connections and a privileged point of view. Confident in her innate value, she has complete faith in her power to control her own future. After all, even with the challenges that come with working at a high-profile interior design firm located in the heart of Atlanta, she knows exactly where she’s headed.

What she doesn’t expect is Dr. Brad Young, Jr. Sparks immediately fly between the handsome young doctor and Anne when she’s assigned to troubleshoot for his surgical practice, but chemistry can only get you so far. As their relationship develops, so too does a burgeoning conflict and confusion over the uncommon roles their mothers play in their lives. Over the course of an emotional weekend and the exposure of a secret lurking in his past, Brad is forced to make a life-changing adjustment as Anne discovers the devastating betrayal of a trusted plan.

 

Book Features

To accompany this coming of age novel, By Design includes helpful resources and exciting additions to make the experience complete. 


Southern Recipes

As with any good story set in the Southern United States, By Design references some delicious southern dishes on more than one occasion. Now you can show off in the kitchen too with some of the book's best recipes. 


Book Study Q&A

By Design covers a wide range of topics for young women experiencing or looking forward to that first love. Our Q & A section is great for book club conversations to spur thought and facilitate conversation. 

 

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The Author's Heart

"Having led Baker Interiors and Widow’s Mite Experience, I have been privileged to employ and volunteer with countless young women. I have noticed a very distinct difference between those who are confident, committed, and make plans with those who settle for the moment regardless of the consequence. My Goal with By Design is that a premise set forth in the book can serve as a template to both encourage and subtly teach women in understanding they can control their destiny. I felt a contemporary romance with a young, professional couple facing today’s challenges could tell this story in a more meaningful manner. Their voices just might give courage for the pursuit of dreams and a better tomorrow. "

— J Boykin Baker


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