In That Moment

In That Moment

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by Margot Sloan
     
 

In That Moment, explores the power of a single moment�an instant when an event occurs or a decision is made that forever alters one�s path. The story chronicles the life of Anne McLeod, a North Carolina native, from her days as a law student at Duke University in 1987 to her migration to New York City in 1996 to work for a law firm the dynamic World Trade Center.
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In That Moment, explores the power of a single moment�an instant when an event occurs or a decision is made that forever alters one�s path. The story chronicles the life of Anne McLeod, a North Carolina native, from her days as a law student at Duke University in 1987 to her migration to New York City in 1996 to work for a law firm the dynamic World Trade Center.
By 2001, professionally successful and surrounded by loyal friends, Anne seems to have it all. But in spite of an abundant and seemingly fulfilling lifestyle, she feels hollow. Maybe it was her inability to make a meaningful romantic connection or maybe it was the tragic loss of loved ones several years prior, but at thirty-eight years old, Anne feels isolated. And she�s still haunted by memories of a love lost fourteen years earlier during her days at Duke University Law School.
And then in the spring of 2001, while attending the wedding of a friend, Anne unexpectedly encounters that old love, Kevin Sheehan, and the passion between them is reignited. But the forces that drove them apart in 1987 still hold dominion over them and Anne realizes that to embark on a relationship with Kevin would require a huge personal sacrifice�one that she is willing to make.
So Anne and Kevin begin a clandestine romance�one defined by compromises. But in September of 2001 an unforeseen disaster occurs that is so life-altering, that Kevin and Anne�s future together is, once again, precarious. But what has really occurred? Has this disaster actually created an unspeakable opportunity? And if that opportunity is taken, what will Anne now have to risk?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016436586
Publisher:
Margot Sloan LLC
Publication date:
04/26/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,216,165
File size:
978 KB

Meet the Author

My life has been a series of blessings and blunders and I�m grateful for all of them. They�ve given me the inspiration I needed to be a storyteller.
I grew up in a small town in North Carolina in a family as close to being the �Cleavers� as any I�ve ever known (for those of you who don�t remember Leave It To Beaver the modern correlation would be�well there�s no modern equivalent�the Cleavers simply aren�t interesting enough for TV anymore). From my uncomplicated childhood, I went on to Appalachian State University and graduated with a B.S. in English. Immediately after graduation, I moved to Hilton Head, South Carolina and that�s where the craziness began (or maybe it was before that, I can�t exactly remember). In Hilton Head, I developed an appreciation of the coastal South (in spite of its disastrous effects on my hair). And in Hilton Head, I began to collect stories and characters. There�s no better place to meet �characters� than in a resort where inhibitions seem to be on vacation also.
But all that fun finally wore me out and, exhausted, I returned to North Carolina in the early nineties. That is when I met and married my husband and settled into normalcy with three step-children (oh yeah, that�s normalcy�trying to parent three children having no experience with their species). But all of that became fodder for my tales too.
So the children grew up and moved on and I occupied myself with home projects, mundane chores and a nine-to-five job, constantly asking the question �is this it?� And on a whim in early 2012 I began to write my first manuscript with only a seed of a story and no idea where it would go. And bit by bit, I found great satisfaction in creating a story and characters over whom I had complete control. It was like nothing in real life. In the world of fantasy, you can do anything, go anywhere (geographically and emotionally), be anybody. In fantasy land, if it�s Daniel Craig that you want, you can simply have him; there�s no Rachel Weisz standing in your way. Needless to say, writing has been the most liberating thing that I have ever done.
I am grateful for your interest and support of my projects and I will do my best to continue to entertain you.

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In That Moment 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down! I laughed, I cried, I was joyful, I was heartbroken. Truly a great read!
TerriMcD More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. I could not put it down. I could feel Anne's emotions. I definitely give this book 5 stars..well done!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think I was hooked on this book at about page 2.  You will fall in love with Anne at once.  She is a North  Carolina native via New Bern, Duke University and Charlotte who winds up in New York then onto South Carolina.  If you have ever had a love that "should have been" this is your book.  If you are a romantic this is also your book.  It is impossible to put this book down because each chapter gets you so emotionally involved with Anne and her life.  It has been a long time since I stayed up all night to read a book, but I did with this one.  The only negative part of this book is that it ends.  I am so hoping that Margot Sloan is in the process of continuing Anne's life in a sequel.  I give this book not just two thumbs up but all ten fingers up.  Congratulations to the author in capturing such a vivid, wonderful character.