After Danny Evachevski found his wife cheating on him, he had no choice but to get a divorce, go repair ties with his family and friends and start over. It wouldn't break his heart to leave a life and a job he detested, either. It isn't easy to go back home -- things have changed in the twelve years he's been gone. In spite of family and friends, he's lonely and often seems at loose ends while he watches people that have made something of their lives. Then, quite unexpectedly, things change. Maybe there's hope for him after all!
About the Author
Wes has several interrelated sets of stories to tell. Many of these books are located in the fictional town of Spearfish Lake, located somewhere in the western part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. There are other locations in the books, some fictional and some not, and they're all over the country, from Florida to Alaska, from Maine to Hawaii, and from mountain top to canyon floor.
These are not true serials, but long, interrelated stories, some but not always with common characters, and each book still stands on its own. Over twenty books in the various series will soon be available for Kindle and other e-book readers, and more are on the way.
The typical novel published today primarily as an e-book averages around 80,000 words; the shortest of Boyd's books is more than that, and the longest is almost four times as long.
All of Boyd's stories share one common theme: they are tales about people who really could be real, in places that really could be real (and sometimes are), doing things that real people do. There are no superheroes, no fantastic fantasies, no paranormal powers. The characters are mostly people like you, and though a few are people with maybe above-average talents, nothing is beyond the realm of belief. Granted, some characters might be a little crazy (some would say more than a little), but there's very little in these stories that people do not actually do in the real world. There's very little sex in these stories, though some books have just a little more than others -- but there's lots of love and friendship.
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After seeing the note, I was horrorstruck. What had she lost? Where did she lose it? I tiptoed downstairs, put on some shoes, and went outside. I could see Stella's shadowy figure running down the alleyway. I chased her, hoping not to be seen. She was still running, her wavy hair flowing behind her. My eyes were straining to still see the figure, so I bolted. <br> After a little while, this was seeming to be a little pointless in my sense. Stella had perservered through all this tangled mess. Was she actually retracing her steps, or did she lie to me? No, she wouldn't. I stopped thinking, a light blinding my eyes. Three paths in a forest, a star's twinkle, a flashlight's dim, shaky ray, and a fire's huge lick of flame. I watched Stella go through the fire path, knowing that she would always be there if I ever needed her. But how would she know I was there. Wouldn't I get in trouble for following her? I decided against going with her, and took the twinkling stars path instead.