Shin and PiperRae Roosevelt enjoy the smooth, straight-shot road to happiness, success, and the good life. He's the co-founder of a reputable mechanical engineering and design firm; she's earned a fine reputation as an art and mirror restoration expert. Then, everything familiar changes and suddenly smooth and straight-away are distant memories and switchbacks are the new reality. Orange City IA beckons this San Luis Obispo CA couple . . . but will a calmer lifestyle solve the problems of a disrupted marriage?
Friends old & new always meet at the Crosby ND Threshing Show each July. But rarely are they as unlikely to connect as 3 people whose problems created unending ripples in the pools of their divergent lives. Helene seeks to fuel a hope for her future, Zeke aches to fill a hole from his past, and Eddie longs to find a home right-here, right-now.
In 1973, on a remote beach in Australia, a group of surfers gather for another day of adventure, friendship, and adrenaline. Bear, LP, Mason, Brownie, and George and their friends, a testosterone-amped community of surfers and bikers, live on the dangerous side of the law, both by choice and by necessity. But what happens that day has nothing to do with surfing. A chance discovery is about to change their lives and end a few of them. At a bora ring, an ancient Aboriginal ceremonial site in outback Queensland, an artefact waits to be found. Perhaps the Scroll even waits for them to find it. But in the discovery, each man faces his own curiosity. Has the Dreamtime seeped into the world? Can they trust Tibrogargan, Brownie s ancient Dreamtime ancestor? What messages are the women trying to share, and are the women even real? That night, the men find more questions than answers. Their quest for understanding takes them on a four-decade journey of exploration around the world. Mysticism, spiritualism, drugs, sex, and violence are but distractions in their quest to save the Scroll. In the year 2010, the Scroll will give up one of its many secrets and when one of the men realizes that his participation in this quest was foretold by Nostradamus himself, they will all learn that their adventure is far from over. "
Late Harvest probes the complicated designs and tangled webs of families and friendships that cross three generations in the 1940s. Hanna has survived much over the years, but now faces the greatest challenge to her wedding vows to Gustave. In sickness and in health has never seemed so poignant . . . Brigetta lived with a lie for years, but is suddenly forced to admit that gone-but-never-forgotten secret could soon undermine all she holds dear . . . Sanna, in escaping heartache, makes a choice that alienates her father when she enrolls at the Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, Minnesota, as a member of the US Cadet Nurse Corp. Perceptive, believable, and compassionate with humor blending it into an unforgettable story, Late Harvest is all readers have come to expect from a Hadley Hoover novel. Welcome home to the warmth and surprises!
Few in Prairie Rose, North Dakota, realize the struggles facing the newest residents who are dealing with a tumultuous past relationship. Dr. Alexander Johanson and the Rev. Victoria Dahlmann plunge into uncharted territory as their past collides with the present, threatening them personally and professionally while a small town watches.
Urged by a mutual friend to give a harried man a ride from California to Minnesota, Molly Winstead is dismayed to learn her passenger is the one person she'd hoped she would never see again. In less than a week, two relative strangers-a pro-golfer with a heart-breaking secret and a librarian with an ingrained attitude-realize that rather than becoming friends, they are truly miles apart. Secrets and attitudes clash in the age-old struggle between love and truth.
Before Nostradamus Reveals, who will enter the new city, a chance discovery sets off an adventure to save and deliver a Scroll found at an ancient aboriginal site in Outback Queensland. On an overcast night on the banks of Enoggera Creek, in Brisbane, flood waters rise. The year 1973 starts the journey spanning more than four decades as a group of surfers do battle with bikies, find lost gold, and look for , finding some meaning in the numbers, on their way to a surf contest at Bells Beach. Some will perish in their quest, and one will find enlightenment. In 2010, the Scroll gives up one of its many secrets. Find out what will be revealed about the image and mantra when the one described by Nostradamus enters the new city in 2012 & stands at Ground Zero shadowed by towers. After New York, fate steps in, and the one from Nostradamuss quatrain finds himself in the Tanami Desert; and almost perished with his son, but for a tap on the shoulder from something unseen; when travelling across Australia in six days to finish his mission in life. Only when he stands on the peak of Mt. Beerwah the spiritual home of the Kabi Kabi people of aboriginal folklore, does he reveal the biblical meaning of the numbers.
Milford loves Sage Eden. She's one of their own, coming home as CEO of the long-awaited hospital. But the small Utah town isn't sure about Sage's husband, Zeke. He brought trouble with him when he did the unthinkable and involved four of Milford's best kids. When a Minnesota railroad scandal with a missing corpse rips across the Rockies and plummets to earth smack-dab in Utah, where else could tracks lead but to Zeke Eden, the mystery writer also-known-as Kiel Nede? The viewpoint from Milford to Rochester is this: Anyone who created as terrifying a hero as Raven Crowley is smart enough to pull off the murder someone dared to lift from the pages of Kiel Nede's latest book. When the body isn't found where his best-seller said it should be, Zeke realizes what really happened. He wishes Raven weren't just a figment of his imagination. Zeke's life derails while he seeks to reveal what only he and the murderer know: The truth.
In 1944, Muriel discarded her friendship with Sanna and concocted a self-centered plot, which gave her what she wanted: Derek VanHousen. That Sanna and Derek were all but publicly engaged didn't deter Muriel. Blindly she plunged into the murky waters of self-gratification, latching on to everything but a clean conscience and peace of mind. Now it is 1964 and Sanna is returning to Dutchville. With his first-love walking the same streets again, will Derek remain true to his wife? Muriel has a tough row ahead if she's going to make what she knows to be fiction (a happy VanHousen marriage) seem real enough to fool Sanna. Muriel has a two-pronged problem: 1) keeping face in a town that remembers her deviousness, and 2) resurrecting the vivacious Young Muriel who snagged her best friend's true love. Life is in disarray for the VanHousen family-while Sanna is as enticing as ever. Sometimes you just can't escape shadows, even shifting shadows . . .
Years ago, Nell Crane built a wall of silence around herself and a serious lie. The barrier held firm until a reporter's sharp mind and pointed questions kicked a hole in it. With the whole wall in danger of giving way, Nell risks full exposure for what she is: a criminal. Ethan Crane is a man of high principles who has believed his wife shares his values and honors honesty and self-discipline. When Nell's illicit act and continuing deceit are revealed, their lives take a devastating blow. Boundaries shatter, trust crumbles. The Cranes wonder if naming their masonry business Rock Solid mocks everything they?ve worked so hard to achieve. Nell must decide her next step. Can she persist in lying, in hopes that doing so will preserve her pride? Or, must she face truth and justice, head-on, and live with the consequences?
Probation officer LP Cinch is burned out. Perpetually stuck on the bottom rung of the stairway to wealth, fame, and stature, Cinch’s life is always “close but no cigar.” But as his retirement day looms on the horizon, one of his probationers is murdered; suddenly Cinch’s humdrum existence is much busier. With the case at a dead end, Cinch is drawn into the task of solving the crime. He receives information that the probationer left a handbag behind and opens the bulky purse to discover the stuff dreams are made of: a bundle of bills totaling nearly fifty thousand dollars. While acquainting his replacement with the job and the parade of people in his world, Cinch sifts through a caseload that consists of the underbelly of society and soon unmasks a murderer. But something far more complicated remained unresolved—what should he do with the large sum of money now in his possession? In this mystery laced with intrigue, humor, and high-stakes crime, a probation officer struggles with a life-changing dilemma as he finds out once and for all if he again comes close but no cigar.
Vivacious Brigetta Ter Hoorn captivates Bram de Boer's heart until he finds her as enticing as bees do his prized tulips. But problems not easily discussed haunt the newly-weds until they wonder if their marriage will survive. Beginning in the early 1900s in Dutchville, Iowa, and reaching into the 1920s at the Rochester State Hospital, the young couple faces rough terrain and tough decisions.
A marriage ends . . . but a secret lingers; a friendship totters . . . and a relationship spins. Granted, Cory isn't Bennett, but Laurel seeks neither a husband nor a clone in Little River CA-all she wants is peace. Instead, she finds herself flung in the face of prevailing winds, at odds with her children and best friend . . . all because a civil engineer creates a tempest of his own in Laurel's life.
Two men had good reason to despise the same woman. One of them killed her . . . DNA proved it was him; the verdict sent him to prison. "Case closed." But wait . . . Both men know the wrong man was incarcerated. If the imprisoned man's objectives are realized, the injustice could be remedied. If the free man's goal is achieved, it could truly be: "Case closed."