The secrets of the past are always closer than we think...
Stained glass artist Callie Davis is in desperate need of a vacation. Burnt out and on the edge of a nervous breakdown, she's fleeing the pressures of her career and is taking refuge on Massachusetts' tiny Carter Island. Callie yearns for long, lazy days and pretty walks on the beach--blessed solitude and an escape from the complications of her life. Then she bumps into gorgeous Nate Carter and everything changes.
Sheriff Nathan Carter couldn't be happier now that the height of the summer season has finally come and gone. After four endless months, tourists have packed their bags and headed for the mainland. The quiet days of autumn are about to befall the town--the way Nate and his fellow Sandersonians like it best.
But nothing ends up quite the way Nate expects when he meets the beautiful blonde with the big blue eyes. Callie's pretty smiles hide secrets--deep, dark mysteries that could cost them both their lives if they continue digging into the past and cross a killer's path.
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Cate makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack. Currently Cate is touring her twelfth full length novel titled SECRETS HIDDEN IN THE GLASS.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have been a fan of this author's Bodyguard series, since it started, so I was super excited to see that she had written something outside the series. The writing reminds me a lot of Karen Rose's writing with a little more romance, but for sure lots of mystery and I think KR is a genius so, that tells you how I felt about this one. It was well written, and really long, it is well thought out and the characters are well defined and lovable. Every time I thought I had it figured out, there was a new twist that made me rethink. I loved Nate and Callie together and I really loved the townspeople that we got to meet. I honestly can't say enough about this book, if you don't have it...get it. If you have it....read it. I can not wait to return to Carter Island.
“Secrets Hidden in the Glass” by Cate Beauman centers around renowned stained-glass artist Callie Davis, whose long-needed vacation brings her to Carter Island, a halcyon community off of Massachusetts. Her retreat from the public eye brings her into frequent contact with Sheriff Nate Carter, whose ties to the island go back generations, and who feels responsible for all of those in his care, including temporary inhabitants like Callie. Their rapidly intensifying relationship is both exhilarating and frightening to the commitment-phobic Callie, and her mysterious dreams threaten to disrupt any peace she’s found. Nate needs to find a way to free Callie from everything that keeps her from accepting the joy she has found with him on the island, and if he has to solve a decades-old mystery to do so, so be it. This romantic suspense story is the first book in the ‘Carter Island’ series and sets the stage with a delightful look at an island whose inhabitants are integral to its history. The nice build-up of tension as we are introduced to the woman seeking peace and get a look at the members of the close-knit community she finds herself in made this a pleasant read. I thought things were a little drawn-out and some of the revelations were predictable, and I’d have liked a little more depth to some of the folks portrayed, but that didn’t deter me from enjoying the relationship that played out between the main characters. The heroine occasionally irked me with her vacillation and naivete even as I understood how scarred she was by her background. I like the genuine kindness and welcoming depicted that evoked that small-town atmosphere and was disappointed at the depth of betrayal displayed on several fronts, although perhaps that is more from my desire to believe in the innate goodness of folks than a story flaw. There are beautiful descriptions that allow one to armchair travel to a picturesque locale and deliciously romantic dialogue, such as…”In a lifetime of moments, we’ve known each other for a blink of time, but something changed the day we met.” Sigh. I think this is a good start to a new series and I look forward to seeing more of the inhabitants of Carter Island. A copy of this title was provided to me for review