Teaser Tuesday is courtesy of Miz B’s Should Be Reading Blog. Each Tuesday I will post a snippet from a book I’m reading, or just finished reading. The name and author of the book as well a brief synopsis of the book is included.
Today I’m doing something a little different. I’m offering you a teaser from a book I’ve already read and reviewed. This Thursday, author Holly Robinson, will be the guest writer in The Writer’s Connection. So please come back to read what she had to say about books fostering connections.
The Wishing Hill
What if everything you knew about your life was wrong?
Years ago, Juliet Clark gave up her life in California to follow the man she loved to Mexico and pursue her dream of being an artist. Now her marriage is over, and she’s alone, selling watercolors to tourists on the Puerto Vallarta boardwalk.
When her brother asks her to come home to wintery New England and care for their ailing mother, a flamboyant actress with a storied past, Juliet goes reluctantly. She and her self-absorbed mother have always clashed. Plus, nobody back home knows about her divorce—or the fact that she’s pregnant and her ex-husband is not the father.
Juliet intends to get her mother back on her feet and return to Mexico fast, but nothing goes as planned. Instead she meets a man who makes her question every choice and reawakens her spirit, even as she is being drawn into a long-running feud between her mother and a reclusive neighbor. Little does she know that these relationships hold the key to shocking secrets about her family and herself that have been hiding in plain sight.
“Later, I will.” Juliet drew a deep breath, trying to fill her lung despite the sudden tightening of her chest and throat. “Right now I’m just trying to explain why this isn’t a good time for me to come. If I had to take care of Mom right now, I’d fall apart. You know how we are together,” she added, already feeling guilt seeping into her apartment like damp fog creeping along the floor board. Will had never asked her for anything. All he had ever done was try to take care of her.
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Don’t forget to come back on Thursday and read this author’s guest post.