Contemporary Fiction

Chestnut Springs

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Will her second chance cost her everything?

Brenda Maxwell's successful career vanished in one disastrous day. Now she's traded her L. A. condo for a new life, settling in an off-the-grid cabin in rural West Virginia.

But the seeming tranquility of Chestnut Springs is more of a challenge than she ever expected. Brenda's self-reliance is p ut to the test as she faces savage weather, a hungry bear, a jealous rival, and a false arrest.

Independence only goes so far. Can Brenda find help among her new friends?

Chestnut Springs is an upbeat story of love and friendship that will keep you turning pages until dawn.

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The Dark Room

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Synopsis: Why do intelligent women stay in relationships after they’ve been abused? Why don’t they just leave? Why do they fall for controlling men in the first place? What prompts men to beat their wives? Are they crazy? Are they monsters? The Dark Room is a gripping story tackling the complex issues of child abuse and Battered Woman Syndrome. From the age of three—when her young mother, Amy Leonard, is arrested on drug charges—Jodie is chained to the bed in a small, dark room with barely enough food to keep her alive. Her only chance of survival rests with her grandmother, Stella, who is being abused by the child's grandfather, Hank. Will Stella and Jodie escape from Hank’s abuse? Will Jodie finally enjoy a normal, healthy childhood? Will Amy be reunited with her mother and daughter?


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By Cindy Freeman

Allison Harmon discovers that being a wealthy heiress does not guarantee a carefree life. She spends her childhood groomed by her father to take over his billion-dollar textile conglomerate. After his death, Allison is tormented by flashbacks. Convinced her family kept a secret from her, she searches for the truth. In Paris, Allison meets Jack Sanderling, an American doctoral candidate. Despite the mutual attraction, she does not divulge her identity. Jack discovers she misrepresented herself and fails to show up for their second meeting, leaving Allison heartbroken and confused. Will Allison and Jack find their way back to each other? Will Allison uncover the mystery of her childhood?

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High Tide Publications