Home to Clare Harbor
by Jacie Middlemann
GENRE: Clean Contemporary Women's Fiction - Christian
They started out as strangers…but didn’t stay that way for long…
A devoted granddaughter willing to do whatever it takes to keep everyone safe. Strangers who meet during the worst of conditions and become friends in the midst of chaos. Unexpected romance under the most unlikely circumstances. A puzzling mystery with its roots in historical events that took place centuries ago. And a storm that hides an ominous purpose that could change all their lives forever.
Sara knows before she walks into her grandparent’s home that her grandmother’s greatest fear will never be the storm or the threat it poses but instead the unknown that lays just beyond her front door. She knows too its cause and grieves that there is nothing she can do to change it.
Throughout the years of his career John has covered numerous battlefields including those that are a result of nature’s unyielding tempest. He fears this might be the worst one yet.
Mel didn’t expect to spend more than a few days in the large house where they’d taken refuge. She figured the storm would pass by and then they’d be off to their next assignment. The last thing she expected was David Payne.
Despite the fact that Lance was the bane of her teenage years, Tish knows that without the help of her father’s assistant, that the trip to North Carolina likely would have been a lot more challenging than it was. She’d been unequivocally terrified but his presence gave her strength she didn’t realize she had. She wasn’t certain how she felt about that…or him…or that he no longer irritated her the way he used to.
When Gary arrived at his family’s home in the mountains of North Carolina, he’s relieved that Sara and her grandparents along with their elderly friends are already there. But he is unable to take an easy breath until Tish finally arrives with Lance…and is not at all surprised at what he hears from Lance about their trip and the potential dangers they’d just barely been able to avoid.
He’s determined to do everything he can to keep their location safe…and unknown. Their knowledge, skills, and ingenuity are their greatest defense. For a time they would have to depend on themselves…it hadn’t take long to discover that the storm was never their greatest threat…but what is could change all their lives for the immediate future…or longer.
If you enjoy uplifting and heartfelt women’s fiction, young and older heroes and heroines filled with courage and compassion as they share joys and triumphs, and united they face and overcome tremendous challenges and tragedy, this book is for you.
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“You didn’t know?”
John wasn’t about to pretend that he had no idea what she was talking about.
“It was pretty obvious that Ben spent a lot of his spare time with his nose in the books, but I figured it was towards a journalism degree.”
He stared out into the darkness. He could hear the trees moving with the wind in the distance but beyond that he couldn’t see a damn thing. “I had no clue about the rest of it.”
And that he knew was on him. He’d never made the effort to learn more about the young man in all the months that he’d been working with him.
“Grandma has a way about her. In the right situation, people talk to her about things they usually don’t with anyone else,” Sara said quietly.
“Sounds like it,” John said as he thought about what he’d heard. People lost loved ones over the course of their lives. There was no getting around that one.
But from what they’d just heard Ben had lost everyone. That wasn’t normal and he knew no matter how well-adjusted Ben appeared, it couldn’t be easy no matter how long ago it had been. He was only…John sighed deeply. He didn’t even know how old the kid was.
“It explains how good he is with Grandma and the rest of them,” Sara said into the quiet that had again fallen between them.
Jacie Middlemann lives in Texas with her husband and a couple of cats who believe they rule…and sometimes they do.
When she’s not watching classic sitcoms or working on a needlework project for one of her kids, she loves to read women’s fiction and sometimes a good mystery suspense.
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