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Corey Colombin


Novelist Corey Colombin invites you to read her latest novel, “Lucky Penny,” as it unfolds, one chapter at a time. Corey is a columnist, romance fiction novelist, hobby artist and author and illustrator of books for children. When she’s not interviewing or writing, she is often spotted with her husband, family and two slobbery Labradors. You can contact Corey at coreycolombin105@gmail.com


Lucky Penny: Chapter 16

Recap of Chapter 15: After realizing that even Matthew knew about her troubled past, Penny and her dad decided to brainstorm the best ways to get ahead of the inevitable rumors. Turned out, Matthew had the same idea. And so, after a lot of coaching and rehearsing,...

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Lucky Penny Chapter 15

Recap of Chapter 14: A night with Matthew was just what she needed. A spontaneous date turned into a night of unbridled passion. She suspected they would be good together, but the experience left her relaxed and happy. In the morning, determined to get back to her...

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Lucky Penny: Chapter 14

Recap of Chapter 13: Just when Penny felt there would be no escaping her situation, she got the perfect invitation to meet with Matthew. Escapism at its best! So, she scribbled a note to her dad, got herself date-ready, expressed her gratitude to Jesse, and drove to...

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Lucky Penny: Chapter 13

Recap of Chapter 12: There was so much on her mind that Penny turned her back on her responsibilities and ducked into her apartment to wallow, leaving Jesse to handle the restaurant. It seemed that her carefully planned new beginning would fall apart, leaving her the...

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Lucky Penny: Chapter 12

Recap of Chapter 11: Rehashing the nightmare of her arrest, Penny’s mind was a scrambled mess. She recalled the day of her arrest and how the customers and her neighbors treated her, even though she was innocent. From listening to what her dad had said about the story...

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Lucky Penny: Chapter 11

Recap of Chapter 10: The news Penny’s dad brought was worse than she could imagine. Her past was being revisited in a five-year anniversary story that had gotten some traction online. The memories of the actual events flooded in, causing Penny to become more and more...

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Lucky Penny: Chapter 10

Recap of Chapter 9: A surprise visit from Penny’s dad turned out to be bittersweet. His presence was always welcome, but the news he brought made her eyes fill with tears. As much as she wanted to leave her past behind, the anniversary of a notorious double homicide...

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Lucky Penny: Chapter 9

Recap of Chapter 8: Penny had complete faith that Matthew would contact her as planned, but a couple weeks later and there was still no word. Maybe she’d imagined the spark between them. Trying to put him out of her mind, Penny immersed herself in the running of her...

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Lucky Penny, Chapter 8

Recap of Chapter 7: Knowing they’d both be busy with work, Matt and Penny agreed they wouldn’t see each other for a while. But, after he brought her flowers for the Valentine’s Day he’d miss, Penny was sure he’d be in touch. How could she know that he’d been in a...

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Lucky Penny: Chapter 7

Recap of Chapter 6: Penny couldn’t resist the invitation for a date with the excruciatingly handsome Matt. He warned her to dress warmly, which both piqued her interest and provided a wardrobe challenge. His idea turned out to be a winter picnic overlooking the creek...

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Lucky Penny: Chapter 6

Recap of Chapter 5: Decorating for Christmas, Penny was missing her dad, wishing they could be together for the holidays. She recalls how unnerved she was when she came face-to-face with a beautiful man and what a complete idiot she’d made of herself in his presence....

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Lucky Penny: Chapter 5

Recap of Chapter 4: Plagued by bad dreams, Penny tries to distract herself from the bad memories of her past by implementing a new winter menu suggested by her dad. Every comfort food-inspired suggestion was a hit and she phoned to give him a chance to gloat. Then the...

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