Beyond the Storm

Beyond the Storm

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by Joseph Pittman
     
 

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They chose their own roads, but they couldn't change their destination. . .

Twenty years ago, Vanessa Massey couldn't wait to graduate from high school and make her small hometown of Danton Hill a distant memory--despite an indelible friendship she'd recently forged. But life has largely ignored her plans, and time has summoned her back to the shoresSee more details below

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They chose their own roads, but they couldn't change their destination. . .

Twenty years ago, Vanessa Massey couldn't wait to graduate from high school and make her small hometown of Danton Hill a distant memory--despite an indelible friendship she'd recently forged. But life has largely ignored her plans, and time has summoned her back to the shores of Lake Ontario for a school reunion that could change everything.

After four years as Danton Hill High's resident outcast, Adam Blackburn went on to a successful career in New York City. Yet now he's drawn homeward for a reunion he's surprisingly curious to attend--if he and his car survive the fierce summer storm that's hit. Adam always hated storms and their destruction. And sure enough, he soon collides with another vehicle in the blinding rain. But it turns out the driver is the one person he'd hoped to see: Vanessa.

Reunited by Mother Nature, the two take shelter in an abandoned farmhouse where they are forced to decipher their unresolved history. Together, they'll unravel the twists of fate that have brought them to the present--and discover the remarkable truth that may carry them through the future. . .

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Publishers Weekly
Geeky Adam Blackburn took high school princess Vanessa Massey to the Danton Hill senior prom, where romance bloomed. But after graduation, Vanessa took off for Europe and Adam headed to New York City to make his fortune. Driving separately to their high school reunion during a rainstorm, Adam and Vanessa are involved in a car crash and seek shelter in a deserted house, where they spend the night taking turns monologuing about their past and their secrets. This disappointingly fails to produce any romantic tension. Vanessa and Adam come across as clichéd and unpleasant as they rediscover their passion for each other. A secondary plot revealed through letters they discover in the house makes a weak attempt to bolster their romance with reincarnation. Fans of Pittman’s sentimental Linden Corners series may find that this surprisingly dark love story goes too far afield. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758276995
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
05/28/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
687,914
File size:
1 MB

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