Women's Romantic Christian Fiction
Publisher: Kersey Creek Books
Release Date: July 11, 2011
Release Date: November 11, 2017
Emerald Isle, NC Novel (Single Title)
Visit Emerald Isle, NC again in this single title story about Emma, a woman who spent much of her early life at the beach but then fate took her elsewhere. Now she has a chance to go back and reclaim the happiness she remembers...but is that possible?
Emma Deveraux married Gregory Dance soon after college and now, thirteen years later, she is a widow and about to be homeless. Her husband’s long illness has left her broken financially and emotionally devastated. Over the angry objections of her stepson, Macon, she sold the family home to pay the debts and now, it’s moving-out day—surely the lowest point in her almost thirty-seven years of life. But on this day when nothing good could possibly be expected to happen, she receives a last-minute delivery—legal documents transferring ownership of Beach Heart to her. It’s a very special delivery that promises hope and a fresh chance at a future. An oceanfront duplex is a valuable property, and this one comes with precious childhood memories, still bright and shiny in her mind, of the happiest years of her life.
But it also brings unexpected burdens, secrets, and difficult decisions.
It’s also a gift that Emma can’t quite trust, but a place at the beach—paid for and hers—is an irresistible place to hide while she gets her health back and finds employment. At Beach Heart, Emma feels herself growing stronger, in part, thanks to a neighbor and his dog, Starfish, a golden retriever, and the friendship of a gallery owner in Beaufort.
Emma’s life and health are rebounding more quickly than she could’ve imagined or hoped—until she discovers secrets about her past and present, and learns that there’s more to the property transfer than simple goodwill. The betrayal she experienced with her husband and then her stepson, comes back full force. Can she find forgiveness in her heart for them and for herself—and keep Beach Heart?