The Way Forward

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Tule Publishing, Aug 25, 2020 - Fiction

The small town he couldn’t wait to leave is calling him home…


Dax Ellis returns to Colton, Mississippi, a changed man. He traveled the world, earned a fortune, and made a lifetime of memories, but now he longs to put down roots. Time hasn’t been kind to his hometown, and Dax wants to help—if only he can convince everyone he’s not the same petulant boy he used to be. Especially the one woman who has every reason not to trust him.


Librarian Callie Colton cherished summers with her grandparents, in the town her ancestors helped build, in spite of the boy who called her names. Now that Colton is her home, life is quiet until Dax returns…and, along with him, ugly letters on her doorstep. He may still have the power to hurt her, but she’s not the same scared little girl she used to be.


And soon Dax will have to face his past to find a way forward for the relationship they were cheated of once before.


Praise for The Way Forward

"A timely, courageous story of love overcoming hate, THE WAY FORWARD treats readers to a hero facing seemingly insurmountable odds in his quest for redemption, a heroine who discovers the power of forgiveness and a town forced to face ugly truths, as the community reaches for a better, brighter future. Entertaining, yes. But also real, inspiring and hopeful." - Roxanne Snopek, USA TODAY Bestselling Author

 

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The Way Forward

User Review  - Publishers Weekly

Love proves stronger than racial prejudices in West’s uneven debut, the first in the Heart of Colton series. Dax Ellis returns to his hometown of Colton, Miss., after a 13-year stint in the Army with ... Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgements
Chapter Three
Chapter Five
Chapter Seven
Chapter Nine
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Twenty
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