Theo MacBain is known from coast to coast as a stonemason's mason, master of the art of finding just the right rock at the right time. Word of mouth alone guarantees him all the high-end stonework he can handle. Stones are easy, but people are hard. The pieces of Theo's life are out of plumb. His ex-wife is estranged. His two grown children rarely call. When Hanson Blair, a troubled young woman, apprentices herself to Theo, his solitude begins to show cracks. Young enough to be his daughter, Hannie works like a stevedore, hiding her vulnerability under a flinty veneer that matches his own. But when she smiles, her face lights up and her eyes are irresistible. In Theo, she unlocks a dawning capacity for tenderness, whose flip side is a stunning aptitude for violence. When this laconic man draws on a profound reservoir of strength to free Hannie from a relationship that's gone horribly wrong, and her gratitude knows no bounds, will he dare to fill in the missing pieces of his life--one more time?
|Publisher:||Secant Publishing Llc|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Charles McRaven is a graduate of the University of Arkansas (BA) and University of Mississippi (MA) and did additional work toward a PhD. Early in his career, he taught journalism, worked as an editor and publisher, and practiced public relations in Mississippi, Missouri and Arkansas. In recent decades, he has been known best for his work in restoration of historic buildings, including in and around Charlottesville; the heritage craft workshops he conducts across the country; and a steady series of books on various pioneer skills that have become classics of their type-- The Blacksmith’s Craft, Building With Stone, Stonework, Stone Primer, and The Classic Log House (all published by Storey Publishing). He and his wife, Linda, a former National Geographic picture editor, have lived for nearly 40 years in Albemarle County, where they raised their five children.