In the heart of Virginia, where the forests shelter secrets and the creeks run strong and deep ~ Libbie Havens doesn't need anyone. She's fine on her own. When she chances upon the secluded house on Cub Creek she purchases it. She'll show her cousin Liz, and other doubters, that she can rise above her past and live happily and successfully on her own terms. Libbie has emotional problems born of a troubled childhood. Raised by a grandmother she could never please, Libbie is more comfortable not being comfortable with people. She knows she's different from most. She has special gifts, or curses, but are they real? Or are they products of her history and dysfunction? At Cub Creek Libbie makes friends and even attracts the romantic interest of two local men, Dan Wheeler and Jim Mitchell. Relationships with her cousin and other family members improve dramatically and Libbie experiences true happiness-until a tragedy occurs. Having lost the good things gained at Cub Creek, Libbie must find a way out her troubles, to finally rise above them and seize control of her life and future, or risk losing everything, including herself.
About the Author
Grace Greene, a USA Today Bestselling Author, writes women's fiction and contemporary romance with suspense. A Virginia native, Grace has family ties to North Carolina. She writes books set in both locations. Please visit Grace at www.gracegreene.com and sign up for her newsletter there.
The Emerald Isle books, BEACH RENTAL and BEACH WINDS, are set in North Carolina where "It's always a good time for a love story and a trip to the beach." Or travel down Virginia Country Roads in KINCAID'S HOPE, A STRANGER IN WYNNEDOWER, and CUB CREEK and "Take a trip to love, mystery and suspense. Her most recent releases are THE HAPPINESS IN BETWEEN, THE MEMORY OF BUTTERFLIES, and the third novel in the Emerald Isle, NC Stories Series, BEACH WEDDING.
BEACH RENTAL, her debut novel, won the Booksellers Best contest in both the Traditional and Best First Book categories. BEACH RENTAL and BEACH WINDS were each Top Picks by RT Book Reviews magazine. Grace lives in central Virginia.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I didn't want to put this book down. The story took twists and turns that kept me wanting to know the next event. The author gives character descriptions and details that made me feel as if I was right there at Cub Creek and these could be people I know. Great story. I want to read more by Grace Greene.
Exceptional book. Good read and it flows. Have decided to seek out her previous four books. Lived in southern Virginia as a young girl back in the early 60's and miss the quiet serene lifestyle. This book brought back so many memories. Thank you Ms. Grace.
I wanted to be at Cub Creek, to help Libbie with the old house and be her friend. Grace writes such descriptive stories! Libbie Havens had a difficult childhood and is trying to overcome the past, and move on with her life. When she happens upon the house, on Cub Creek, it's probably the best thing that ever happened to her. She buys the house, goes about renovating it and starts meeting people and making friends. Then, something happens that threatens to bring everything crashing down around her. I really liked how this house (and it's previous owner) play such a part in the story. (She even inherits a dog, Max, who belonged to the previous owner.) One of the characters, Joyce Inman, is a "real character", someone I'd love to meet.