At the heart of A Convenient Catastrophe is a mother that was laid to rest a long time ago. But her secrets were buried much deeper than she ever was.
No one in Flannery Cove has seen or heard from Caroline Chadwick in decades, not since that foggy afternoon the train plummeted into the depths of the sea supposedly taking Caroline with it. No one except her daughter Amy, that is. There was a lot happening back then that Caroline may have wanted to escape, things far different from the way Amy remembers them. But no one seemed to suspect anything, and eventually Caroline's tragic demise became family fact.
Why now does everyone think there are more questions than answers, more lies than truths? Amy has the answers already, and the ones she doesn't have she really doesn't want. Then comes that Email, and an agonizing decision that has consequences at every turn, and could jeopardize Amy's one chance at true love.
A story about love and friendship, home and family, lies and loyalty, and forgiveness and healing.
"I was hooked on the premise alone. A web of intrigue, a woman with secrets, and it's all wrapped in a quaint, suburban neighborhood. As Amy tries to bury all traces of her past she's pulled into a wonderfully real cast of characters. The trail of deceit and intrigue is mixed into Amy's life from the first page, and it grips you until the last. A roller coaster of a read that will keep you curious about if and when the house of cards will crumble." - Editor Review
"Phenomenal story line. Gilmore Girls Meets Dateline Mystery. A book so intriguing, charming, and fun you can't keep it to yourself. Perfect for book clubs." -Website Review
"A perfect vacation/beach read. There's humor, suspense, and complex, relatable characters you'll fall in love with. Tracy Bayle is a keen observer of human nature." -Website Review
About the Author
She has won many awards for essays and contributes to various blogs.
Most days you can most likely find her with her pen poised as she works away on her next novel, or engaging with readers either personally or on her social media pages.