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Kincaid's Hope: A Virginia Country Roads Novel Paperback – January 2, 2015
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Grace Greene, a USA TodayBestselling Author, writes women's fiction and contemporary romance withsuspense. A Virginia native, Grace has family ties to North Carolina. Shewrites books set in both locations. Please visit Grace at gracegreene.com andto contact her and sign up for her newsletter.
The Emerald Isle, NC Stories series, starting with the award-winning,bestselling Beach Rental, Beach Winds, and Beach Weddingare set in North Carolina where "It's always a good time for a love storyand a trip to the beach." Or travel down Virginia Country Roads in Kincaid'sHope, A Stranger in Wynnedower, or visit Cub Creek and itssequel Leaving Cub Creek. The Lake Union Publishing novels are also setin the Cub Creek environment and include The Happiness In Between, thebestselling The Memory of Butterflies and her 2019 releases in TheWildflower House series: Wildflower Heart, Wildflower Hope, and thenovella, Wildflower Christmas. Wildflower Hope will releaseSeptember 24, 2019. Wildflower Christmas will release November 12, 2019.
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- Publisher : Kersey Creek Books; 2nd edition (January 2, 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 310 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0990774015
- ISBN-13 : 978-0990774013
- Item Weight : 12.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.78 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,054,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The story opens with beth, recently fired from her professional management job, having second thoughts about her relationship with her fiancé Stephen. She needs time to evaluate her next step and decides to visit Maude, not knowing that her guardian has just passed away. A visit from Maude's attorney tells her she has inherited Maude's old house and its contents, including Teddy, Maude's cat. She is not prepared to meet Michael, Daniel's friend and the boy she fell in love with all those years ago. Nor is she prepared to confront her feelings for Michael when she sees him.
As Beth sorts out her life, she must uncover secrets that threaten to wear away the veneer of self control she has striven to maintain. Then she discovers a threat to her safety and she must fight to save not only her house and land but her life.
Kincaid's Hope is my second Grace Greene book and it's likely not to be my last. Ms. Greene writes in a fresh and polished style that instantly engages the reader. I started this book while on a treadmill at my gym and was so intrigued to learn what happened next that, once home, I settled in a chair and read through until I had finished. The story did not disappoint. Both protagonists are well-developed characters who exhibit growth and preserve the magic. Scenery descriptions are vivid but not intrusive, and the plot is well-paced and not entirely predictable. Even the secondary characters are three-dimensional. I became so intrigued with Maude Henry's house that I looked it up on the Internet. I did not know that Sears sold a line of homes with everything needed to build the structure shipped on two boxcars. From 1908 to 1940, they sold 100,000 Honor-Built homes. I suspect a number of the Craftsman and Jazz Age homes in my local town are such creations. Thank you, Ms. Greene for educating me.
I also loved the author's way of helping Beth to learn to trust own instincts and overcome a damaged past by reading Maude's books and discovering how the heroines find their happily ever afters. In the acknowledgments, Ms. Greene lists some of the Gothic and saga authors who inspired her. These same authors inspired me as well. (I still have the complete collection of Catherine Cookson books.)
Brava Ms. Greene. Two thumbs up for Kincaid's Hope.
Beth loses her job, inherits a house, grieves the loss of her childhood guardian, and is forced to look closely at the relationship with her fiancé.
Returning to her childhood home with the intention of settling the estate and placing her newly acquired house on the market, she is forced to re-evaluate her life and relationships and is thrust into some intrigue over the proposed development of property that has been deeded to her by her estranged father.An old childhood crush enters and she must relive and deal with the tragic loss of her beloved brother and make peace with her father.
Ms. Greene skillfully ties all these various elements together by the end of the book.