By Mary H Collins

Publisher : Solstice Publishing

ABOUT Mary H Collins

Mary H Collins
Hi. I'm an author of comtemporary romance and have 7 novels published at this time. Living in 'the bible belt' and being a 'born again' christian, I have to keep my books clean (No explicit sexual scenes and very few curse words). LOL!
Born in Athens Tennessee, but spent a lar More...


The Pier is a contemporary portrayal of a young woman torn between her first love and the rebound boyfriend.  Although Carrie spends most of her time with her new boyfriend, Dave, she can’t stop thinking, dreaming, and occasionally seeing her first love,

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The Pier contains a love story within a love story. As Carrie struggles to identify her feelings, she learns that both her mother, Sheila, and her aunt, Dora, each found themselves in similar predicaments, each making a different choice. Pondering the choices made by her mother, who chose to marry the man who betrayed her, while Dora married her fiancé’s best friend, and her own passionate dreams about making love to her ex-boyfriend, Carrie tries to make the right choice. Unlike Dora, Carrie wishes to marry the right man the first time.

review by Rose Petal Reviews:

Mary Collins has written another wonderful book. She knows exactly how to draw the reader into her story. I couldn't put this book down. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a great story.

4 Roses

Cheryl of GhostWriters Reviews says about "The Pier":

   Over all I enjoyed reading The Pier. Its theme appeals to women of all ages.  Betrayal, rebound relationships, the pride of a scorned woman, and choosing between two suitors are universal issues for women. When The Pier is published, I plan to add it to the reading list for the Literary circle in my in my high school English Literature class.  I believe that it will provide provocative discussions between adolescents beginning the journey down the rocky road of love. I particularly enjoyed the way the author provides enough evidence in the early chapters to assure that the reader identifies Toby as the antagonist; later flipping the script revealing that it is Dave, not Toby, who has hidden motives