They met on the boardwalk in the New Jersey beach town of Harborwood, two teenagers lighting up the salty night air. But after twelve years apart, so much has changed. Is it ever too late for a second chance at love?
Mark has never met anyone like Amy. Her uninhibited spirit dances in the breaking waves, so different from life in his hard-charging father’s house. Baseball is the one place Mark and his dad connect as he develops into a star high-school pitcher. Until the last game.
Things aren’t easy with her mom’s sickness, but at the ocean, Amy feels free. When Mark crashes into her life in the line for doughnuts, she quickly knows that he is the one. But after injury crushes Mark’s dreams of a professional baseball career and the high expectations of his father, he pushes Amy away, leaving her to search for a new life at college out west.
Twelve years later, life hasn’t worked out the way either of them had planned. Amy has her own veterinary clinic, but is picking up the pieces from a failed loveless marriage. Mark is dating a glamorous woman in Manhattan, but is still searching for purpose and watching life from the stands instead of the field.
After his father’s funeral, Mark suddenly finds himself back on the boardwalk in Harborwood. He faces a choice between the memories and first love of the past or an exciting relationship that is just emerging in New York. Has fate brought them back into each other’s lives, or are some dark waters just too deep to cross?
Harborwood is a moving contemporary fiction novel with a coming of age romance that will appeal to both men and women. If you enjoy a summer read in the mold of Nicholas Sparks, you’ll love Mark and Amy’s struggle to find the love they once held so dear.
Buy Harborwood today to ride the waves of a first love that refuses to sink!