Posts Tagged Saga
Heart Spring Mountain: A Novel
by Robin MacArthur
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Contemporary Fiction/Saga
In this evocative first novel, a young woman returns to her rural Vermont hometown in the wake of a devastating storm to search for her missing mother and unravel a powerful family secret
It’s August 2011, and Tropical Storm Irene has just wreaked havoc on Vermont, flooding rivers and destroying homes. One thousand miles away—while tending bar in New Orleans—Vale receives a call and is told that her mother, Bonnie, has disappeared. Despite a years-long estrangement from Bonnie, Vale drops everything and returns home to look for her.
Though the hometown Vale comes back to is not the one she left eight years earlier, she finds herself falling back into the lives of the family she thought she’d long since left behind. As Vale begins her search, the narrative opens up and pitches back and forth in time to follow three generations of women—a farming widow, a back-to-the-land dreamer, and an owl-loving hermit—as they seek love, bear children, and absorb losses. All the while, Vale’s search has her unwittingly careening toward a family origin secret more stunning than she ever imagined.
Written with a striking sense of place, Heart Spring Mountain is an arresting novel about returning home, finding hope in the dark, and of the power of the land—and the stories it harbors—to connect and to heal. It’s also an absorbing exploration of the small fractures that can make families break-and the lasting ties that bind them together.
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Moving On: A Sweet Romance About Love & Second Chances In A Beautiful Scottish Castle (Second Chance series)
By Maggie Fox
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Lucy’s life is a mess. It’s official.
Her childhood sweetheart ex-boyfriend just walked out on his wedding, telling everyone it’s because he’s still in love with Lucy – even though they broke up a long time ago!
Desperate for a place to escape to while the dust dies down, Lucy gets the chance to spend two weeks in a luxury castle in the Scottish highlands – for free. The catch? She has to be a last-minute replacement contestant on a reality TV series about relationships.
It can’t be that bad being part of a TV show, can it?
Actually, yes it can…
The only good part of the whole disaster seems to be Liam, the intriguing and handsome Scottish Laird who owns the castle. Lucy senses there’s a spark between them, but the reality show’s director has made it perfectly clear that Liam is strictly off limits to the Love Programme’s contestants.
With her ex now pursuing her across the country, Lucy has some serious soul searching to do when it comes to matters of the heart.
Will the Love Programme be able to help her find true love?
“Hard Mountain: Book III of the Appalachian Trilogy“
Release Date: July 25, 2017
“Family is the most important thing in the world.” Diana, Princess of Wales
Amazon’s #1 best-selling author of Rosemillion, J. Helen Elza, has captivated hearts worldwide with her first romantic saga, The Appalachian Trilogy. In the author’s own words, “I work to give my readers more than good books they can read, I work to give them unforgettable narratives they can feel.”
To followers and newcomers alike, the author guarantees, “You will feel Hard Mountain.” This emotional epic of trials and tragedy will rip at your heartstrings. With more twists and turns than West Virginia’s US Route 33, Hard Mountain keeps readers guessing beyond the shocking betrayals that rock Widows Hollow and that put the importance of family to the ultimate test.
It is 1975, vandals plague Rose’s S&S Ranch. While portents and nightmares add to the horrors, The Train Man returns. He knows trespassers have become a greater menace to Rose and Jan than the accident that has crippled them, a threat that possesses the power to steal their dreams-if not their lives.
And to The Train Man, Quayle Johnson’s, mind, Rose and Jan are more than friends. They are family.