The Deal of a Lifetime

By E. B. Alston 


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        The Deal of a Lifetime is a romantic comedy about how a wild playgirl living in Durham, North Carolina meets and falls in love with a telephone company engineer who lives in the rustic community of Timberlake. They meet in highly unfavorable circumstances but over a period of time each of them comes to a realization that they were meant for each other. Filled with hilarious scenes and witty dialog, it is a touching story set in Durham and Timberlake with scenes in New York City, Jacksonville, Florida, Mexico City and many locations in eastern North Carolina.




Once upon a time in Durham, North Carolina, there lived a lovely and spirited young woman named Rachel. She was a picture of loveliness and poise. In addition she was intelligent, vivacious and witty.

Her manner of dress enhanced her formidable good looks. She possessed a stunning figure, a beautiful face and luxuriant black hair. You could not avoid her eyes. Their color was a sparkling Aegean Sea blue, sometimes tinted with a subtle shade of violet. They tended toward violet when she was in a romantic mood, which was quite often.

Rachel was a big hit with men. This pleased her because she had an extraordinary passion for the opposite sex. In high school she had her choice of boys. Through college and into young womanhood, she enjoyed the attentions of many men. At an age when most young women had married and settled down, Rachel was still going strong. 

In spite of having a college degree in a lucrative field and excellent employment prospects, a career suitable to her talent had not presented itself. She worked as the credit manager for a small furniture store in Durham, North Carolina.

Rachel’s problem was motivation. She wasn’t interested in a career or making a lot of money. She viewed her job as a means of supporting her lifestyle as courtesan. Any extra concentration on work would take a toll on her favorite form of recreation, which was having a good time with men.

She received lots of expensive presents. Luxury items, like jewelry and furs were gifts from men. If she fixed those lovely blue eyes on the victim, smiled and stood a certain way, anything she coveted was hers. 


Just wanted to let you know that Debbie enjoyed reading "The Deal" She said it was an easy book to read. I can't tell you in an e-mail some other comments she made and I doubt I could say it in person, so I guess it will remain unsaid, unless Debbie decides to tell you and if you ever meet her, she will!


I went by her shop yesterday and her sister was reading "The Deal." I guess I'll get my book back!!!


Lona Lockhart 12-14-2005

“A wicked sense of humor regarding sexual matters—very direct. The dialog is lightning fast. Very refreshing. I liked the way it roams around geographically.” Writer’s Digest, January 2007



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