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by Judith B. Glad
Description: Welcome to Whiterock, Oregon, where peculiar happenings are taken for granted. Whiterock is where Sally Carruthers is stuck, nursing a dying father. She used to have a career and a bright future. Now all she has is an old house and a mending and alterations business that barely brings in pocket change. Whiterock is where Gus Loring seeks forgetfulness. To find it, he'd have to do the impossible and forgive himself. Once he was a successful engineer, on the fast track to fame and fortune. Now he delivers laundry to dreary towns, until it's time for him to run again. Whiterock is where people are from, because there's nothing left to hold them there. Every year more of the stores on Main Street close, and every year more of its young people leave, to find their fortunes somewhere else. Yet somehow it endures. So perhaps there's something more to Whiterock than dusty streets, shabby buildings, and discouraged residents, because everything changes when Gus and Sally find each other. The future once again holds hope and promise. Or does it?
eBook Publisher: Zumaya Publications, 2006
eBookwise Release Date: August 2006
11 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [339 KB]
Reading time: 220-309 min.
"Four Stars! The magic that weaves itself through the story is a fascinating mystery, and the ending is a bit of a surprise."--Susan Mobley, Romantic Times
"...a marvelous tale of love and magic in an unlikely setting. She draws the reader in, gives them surprise after surprise, writes with a deft hand, and made me believe in magic--her magic. If you love romance with a touch of the paranormal, then this is the book for you. It's a keeper. 4 Stars!"--Patricia Lucas White, Scribes World
"You'll find no cliches here, no stereotypes, no beautiful heroines or dark and handsome heroes. The protagonists are very ordinary people, yet awfully real. If you're looking for a typical romance that will take you off your feet you won't find it here. But if you want a different, out of the ordinary, sensitively written story of two people discovering each other and falling in love, you'll certainly enjoy this one."--Mayra Calvani, author of Dark Hunger
Gus stared at her, standing slightly breathless and flushed. How had he ever thought her plain?
He stared at her a long time, trying to understand where she was coming from. Finally he said, "Didn't you hear what I told you? I killed my wife."
"Yes, well, I'm sure you had a very good reason to," she said primly. And smiled.
"Lady, you are crazier than a loon," he said, feeling an almost irresistible urge to smile back at her.
"That's why I'm here," she agreed. "Now, are you going to answer me?"
Gus had no choice. One way or another, he had to get this woman out of his system. Until he did, he would have no peace. He couldn't even run again as long as she held him here.