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About Grace Greene
"Stories of Heart and Hope from the Outer Banks to the Blue Ridge"
Grace Greene is an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of women’s fiction and contemporary romance set in the countryside of her native Virginia (The Happiness In Between, The Memory of Butterflies, the Cub Creek Series, and The Wildflower House Series) and on the breezy beaches of Emerald Isle, North Carolina (The Emerald Isle, NC Stories Series). Her debut novel, Beach Rental, and the sequel, Beach Winds, were both Top Picks by RT Book Reviews magazine. Her most recent release (2020) is A Light Last Seen. Her 2021 release, A Barefoot Tide, brings together both the Cub Creek books and the Emerald Isle, NC books
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Emma Deveraux married Gregory Dance soon after college and now, thirteen years later, she is a widow and about to be homeless. Her husband’s long illness has left her broken financially and emotionally devastated. Over the angry objections of her stepson, Macon, she sold the family home to pay the debts and now, it’s moving-out day—surely the lowest point in her almost thirty-seven years of life. But on this day when nothing good could possibly be expected to happen, she receives a last-minute delivery—legal documents transferring ownership of Beach Heart to her. It’s a very special delivery that promises hope and a fresh chance at a future. An oceanfront duplex is a valuable property, and this one comes with precious childhood memories, still bright and shiny in her mind, of the happiest years of her life.
But it also brings unexpected burdens, secrets, and difficult decisions.
It’s also a gift that Emma can’t quite trust, but a place at the beach—paid for and hers—is an irresistible place to hide while she gets her health back and finds employment. At Beach Heart, Emma feels herself growing stronger, in part, thanks to a neighbor and his dog, Starfish, a golden retriever, and the friendship of a gallery owner in Beaufort.
Emma’s life and health are rebounding more quickly than she could’ve imagined or hoped—until she discovers secrets about her past and present, and learns that there’s more to the property transfer than simple goodwill. The betrayal she experienced with her husband and then her stepson, comes back full force. Can she find forgiveness in her heart for them and for herself—and keep Beach Heart?
Juli Cooke, hard-working and getting nowhere fast, marries a dying man, Ben Bradshaw, for a financial settlement, not expecting he will set her on a journey of hope and love. The journey brings her to Luke Winters, a local art dealer, but Luke resents the woman who married his sick friend and warns her not to hurt Ben—and he’s watching to make sure she doesn’t.
Until Ben dies and the stakes change.
Framed by the timelessness of the Atlantic Ocean and the brilliant blue of the beach sky, Juli struggles against her past, the opposition of Ben’s and Luke’s families, and even the living reminder of her marriage—to build a future with hope and perhaps to find the love of her life—if she can survive the danger from her past.
At Cub Creek Libbie makes friends and attracts the romantic interest of two local men, and her relationships with her cousin and other family members improve dramatically, and Libbie experiences true happiness—until tragedy occurs.
Having lost the good things gained at Cub Creek, Libbie must find a way to overcome her troubles, to finally rise above them and seize control of her life and future, or risk losing everything, including herself.
How do you put the pieces back together? Should you try?
Lilliane accepted the job because she needed the cash, but the biggest payoffs were the new friendships she made and the realization that she is more tied to protecting her family history and homeplace than she’d ever understood. Now she wants freedom to travel or to make changes in her life, but she is torn between that desire and needing to do right by her deceased parents and their memory—most specifically, protecting the numerous sculptures her father crafted in his workshop before his death twenty years earlier. The workshop can’t stand forever, and she, herself, is almost forty. What will become of her family home and treasures if something happens to her?
She can’t be in two places at once—helping Merrick at the beach and in Cub Creek protecting the homeplace. Whatever choice she makes, she risks failing everyone—her friends, her family and herself, and her future.
From the bestselling author of The Memory of Butterflies comes the first in a bittersweet series about love and loss.
Kara Hart was scarred by loss—first the loss of her mother and now her husband. She feels broken, with no will to move forward, until her father does the unexpected: he moves to the Virginia countryside to restore an old Victorian mansion. Kara decides to go with him, telling herself that it will only be temporary.
The huge house is neglected and derelict, but Kara discovers its breathtaking field of wildflowers and is stunned by their beauty. The house, the grounds, and the quirky neighbors—including a handsome one—are almost as fascinating as her father’s sudden willingness to discuss her mother and his own secret past.
Kara is finding her new normal when tragedy strikes again, forcing her to make difficult choices. Will she go back to her old life and risk losing all she has gained? Or will she face her fears and give herself the opportunity to grow?
In the second novel in the Wildflower House series, the author of The Memory of Butterflies reminds us that to achieve our dreams, we must first open our hearts.
Kara Hart suffered overwhelming heartache when she lost her mother and husband, and her father’s sudden death might be the blow that breaks her—unless she turns her grief into purpose. She’ll finish renovating his Victorian mansion in rural Virginia, but with her own twist. She’ll turn the old house into a creative retreat for artists and writers.
Kara has never tackled a project this big alone, and she’s not ready to open her heart to others for help. But the locals open their hearts to her—including two who have the potential to be more than friends. She tells herself she doesn’t need romance or distractions, but maybe that’s exactly what she needs. When her former best friend reenters Kara’s life, it could be the distraction that finally destroys her—or heals her.
The tragedies in Kara’s life have damaged her self-confidence, but she presses forward, gradually lowering her protective walls and allowing others in little by little. Will bringing Wildflower House back to life and freeing her own creative spirit also allow her to open her heart to hope and happiness—and maybe even love?
Frannie Denman has been waiting for her life to begin. After several false starts, and a couple of broken hearts, she ends up back with her mother, with whom she doesn’t get along, until her elderly uncle gets sick and Frannie goes to Emerald Isle to help manage his affairs while he’s recovering.
Her uncle’s oceanfront home, Captain’s Walk, is small and unpretentious, and even though Frannie isn’t a ‘beach person,’ she decides Captain’s Walk in winter is a great place to hide from her troubles. But Frannie doesn’t realize that winter is short in Emerald Isle and the beauty of the ocean and seashore can help heal anyone’s heart, especially when her uncle’s handyman is the handsome Brian Donovan.
Brian has troubles of his own. He sees himself and Frannie as two damaged people who aren’t likely to equal a happy ‘whole’ but he’s intrigued by this woman of contradictions.
Frannie’s mother wants her back home and Brian wants to meet the real Frannie, but Frannie wants to move forward with her life. To do that she needs questions answered. With the right information there’s a good chance Frannie will be able to affect not only a change in her life, but also a change of heart.
Wildflower Wedding ~ A love story that triumphs over past heartbreak to embrace new love, new hopes, maybe even a few miracles of the heart....
Kara is on track to turn the old mansion her father left her into a creative retreat and event space, but after a successful holiday season and then a joyous Christmas celebration with her friends and family, it's now January and winter has settled in. The brightest spot in the shorter, darker days, is the man she's fallen in love with. But she's worried. Suppose the growing relationship is more a distraction than a 'meant-to-be' love story.
Kara has successfully stepped out on her own to drive the project she envisioned, but does she risk derailing her progress toward opening the Wildflower retreat in spring by taking another chance on love only to find heartbreak? Can her heart survive even the possibility of one more loss?