Candles on Bay Street

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Random House, 2000 - Fiction - 262 pages
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In the close-knit community of Fort Kent, Maine, Sam Thibodeau carries a flame for the boisterous and very beautiful Dee Dee Michaud. Until she roars off in a sleek Corvette with the local bad boy, beginning a new life far from home.

Now, fifteen years later, Dee Dee has returned, mysteriously single with a young son to raise alone. Amid rumors and whispers, she launches a candle-making business, while Sam, now married, feels his life turning upside down. For his old love is more enchanting than ever, even though an unmistakable sadness shadows her high spirits, causing folks to wonder: What secret is she keeping from those who care the most?

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In Cathie Pelletier's newest novel under the pseudonym K.C. McKinnon, Sam Thibodeaux and his wife, Lydia, are both veterinarians in Fort Kent, ME, a small town on the Canadian border. They are ... Read full review


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About the author (2000)

K. C. McKinnon is a pseudonym for Cathie Pelletier, whose seven critically acclaimed novels include The Funeral Makers, The Weight of Winter, A Marriage Made at Woodstock, and Beaming Sonny Home. Her previous novel as K. C. McKinnon was Dancing at the Harvest Moon. A Maine native, she now lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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