Secrets in the Shadows

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Scholastic Incorporated, Aug 19, 2014 - Fiction - 126 pages
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After surviving a traumatic attack as a teenager, as well as a disastrous first marriage, Lauren Taylor Grant is content with her life. So what if she gets lonely from time to time? With a healthy, beautiful daughter, and a successful coffee shop-cafe, the divorced single mother convinces herself she doesn't have time for love. When she gets her first glimpse at her parents' handsome new neighbor, though, she starts reconsidering her stance. Once Charlie Clark begins breaking through her defensive walls, Lauren finds him hard to resist.

Just as Lauren is learning to let go of the past and embrace the future, her personal demons rear their ugly heads in the guise of a vandal hell-bent on destroying Lauren's happiness. When another local businesswoman is brutally murdered, the investigation into the crime reveals an unexpected connection to Lauren's past. The message is clear--the past has come calling, and it's out for blood.

Note for Readers: This book does deal with the issues of incest and sexual abuse, more with the effects on the victims than the abuse itself. Reader Discretion Advised.

"Secrets in the Shadows" is the first book in the Shadows Collection, Romantic Suspense novels set in small-town Indiana. Other titles include "Under the Moon's Shadow," "Shadows from the Grave,""Hidden in the Shadows," "In the Heart's Shadow," "Deception in the Shadows," and "Seduction in the Shadows."

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Roylin Bailey only wanted to get his crush, Korie Archer, what she wanted to woo her but now, he is in a lot of trouble. He “borrows” money from his neighbor, Mr. Miller, intending to return the money ... Read full review

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Sixteen-year-old Roylin Bailey has had it tough – his father was abusive and left the family with nothing, his mother works hard to try and support Roylin and his four siblings, and people at school ... Read full review

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