Laney Lowell’s world fell apart when tragedy struck her family and before she knew it her home in the
Salt lake surrounded by the
soaring peaks of the Valley Wasatch is replaced by green Mountains Cyprustrees
and miles of shoreline in the tiny town of Columbia, North
Carolina. Feeling homesick
and disconnected from her Aunt and Uncle, she turns to the nearby wildlife
as a place of solitude and solace. Alligator River
Early one summer morning as she’s exploring, she inadvertently stumbles onto the path of a black bear, startling them both—luckily a handsome young man, Gabe Randall, another newcomer to the area comes to her rescue. Breathless with fear and embarrassment, Laney is full of gratitude as well as curiosity.
Later, despite her Uncle’s warning Laney can’t seem to stay away from the mysterious artist with secrets of his own and before long she decides being with him makes her feel whole. However, as the bond between them deepens, Laney makes a “shocking discovery…forcing her to choose between the dark truth of Gabe’s past and losing the one she loves.”
Author Carole Rummage lives in a little cottage in Garner,
Carolina, a small town just outside of Raleigh, with her husband, Tom. Their three
children are grown and (mostly) gone, but her needy cat, Pepper makes sure they’re
not bored—especially as she likes to sit in front of the computer screen while
she types. They have six grandchildren who keeps all of them on their toes.
Carole says, “I may be a grandmother, but I’m young at heart. I love working with the youth and am only happier when I’m writing for them and about them. Along with the best career of all as a wife and a mother, I’ve been a personnel assistant, registered nurse, home-school teacher, local newspaper lady, and bookstore clerk. Now, I happily add writer to those. One of my favorite quotes is from George Elliott, “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” I believe this applies not just to a writing career, but to everything in life. After all, succeeding at new things just takes faith and trust and a little bit of fairy dust…
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