Well, hey there, friends! I cannot believe that it’s been over a month since my last blog post. My only excuse (for what it’s worth) is that I’ve been working hard on my next novel in the Angel River series. I’ll be telling you more about that real soon, for sure.
In the meantime, it is always lovely to watch the seasons change, isn’t it? We are starting to see some real fall color here in Virginia. 🤗 Over the next few weeks it’s going to get more and more lovely. There’s even a live camera you can access to watch the leaves change! You can find it at this link: https://www.nps.gov/shen/learn/photosmultimedia/view_webcam.htm
The quote below comes from the 17th Century English poet John Donne. Although personally I also love spring and summer, I think Mr. Donne has a point: there is something especially lyrical about the face of autumn. (The fellow certainly had a way with words, didn’t he?)
I hope you have a chance to enjoy some outdoor time, my friends! ‘Tis the season, after all! 🍂😊🧡
Okay, I know it’s technically still summer, but since Labor Day is right around the corner, we can say that this is at least the start of “Autumn Eve,” right? 🤗 That means it’s time for pumpkins (and pumpkin spice coffee!), apple picking, fluffy scarves, and beautiful leaves.
From the author of the beloved novel Homesong comes a sequel which explores the truth of love, the importance of family, and the weight of the secrets that people keep… even from themselves.
After decades of separation, Kate Doyle is newly engaged to her childhood sweetheart, Reed Fitzgerald. As they settle into their comfortable life in New York and start to plan their future together, it seems that they have truly found their happily-ever-after.
But will a message from Reed’s long-lost mother change all of that?
Drawn by the irresistible lure of the past, Kate and Reed return to their hometown of Angel River, where the seemingly-idyllic landscape is dominated by the old house on the hill. Rambling and timeworn, grand and beautiful, the house has been both guardian of dreams, and keeper of secrets.
When a shocking death leads back to a long-ago disappearance, everything that Kate and Reed know will be challenged. What happened in the woods on a hot summer day in 1987? Who is the beautiful orphan accused of murder, and why does Kate feel compelled to help her? How can she and Reed construct a strong future, if the past is built on lies?
As answers to forgotten questions are brought into the light, walls will crumble and foundations will shift. And every soul who has loved and lived in the house on the hill will be changed forever.