By Terri DuLong
During this fantastically crafted and uplifting novel, the writer of the acclaimed Spinning ahead welcomes readers again to the luxurious Florida island of Cedar Key, the place the colourful colors of hibiscus and azaleas are the precise backdrop to a colourful, quirky group. . . within the 4 years when you consider that Monica Brooks moved to Cedar Key, she's stumbled on a house, a husband, and now a enterprise to like. taking up her mother's bustling knitting store is a welcome problem, yet Monica's intriguing plans are waylaid by means of unforeseen information. Her husband's ex-wife has been deemed an not worthy mom, and custody in their eight-year-old daughter, Clarissa, is to be transferred to Adam. Going directly from honeymoon to motherhood--especially while she's not sure she wishes children--leaves the in general even-keeled Monica doubting herself at each flip. but in a spot like Cedar Key, no one is going it by myself. With aid from buddies and kin, Monica, Clarissa, and Adam start to forge a close-knit kin in their own--one that would must be powerful adequate to resist all of the surprises set to resolve. . . compliment for Spinning ahead "Poignant, soaking up, humorous...a debut that tugs on the heart." --Sophia Nash, writer of a deadly good looks "Captures the essence of what usually lies in every one of our hearts. do not omit it!" --J.L. Miles, writer of chilly Rock River "Like a lazy island summer time. . .a tale of secrets and techniques and loss, friendship and restoration, and rediscovered love." --Laura Castoro, writer of affection at the Line
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I’ll tell her all about it tomorrow. God, I’m wiped. ” I could hear the fatigue in his voice. ” “Yeah, after I dropped Clarissa, I grabbed a bite at a small restaurant. ” “You sound tired, and you have a long drive in the morning. Get some sleep. I love you, Adam. ” “And how I love you, Monica. ” I normally sleep till about 7:30, but I’d tossed and turned all night and finally got up at 6:00. After showering and dressing, I got my coffee and sat outside on the deck. Another gorgeous day on the island.
Adam began fiddling with the spoon on the table and shook his head. “Clarissa is in a temporary foster home. The woman on the phone said it’s highly unlikely that Carrie Sue will retain custody of her. ” Thoughts were swirling in my head. I’d only met Carrie Sue once. The summer that Adam and I began dating, we drove up to Georgia together to bring Clarissa Jo to Cedar Key for their annual month-long visit. Meeting Carrie Sue once had been quite enough. She came from a wealthy family that disowned her the moment she’d married Adam.
By that time, my mother’s yarn shop on Cedar Key had become successful and I accepted her offer to handle the business Internet orders, which allowed me to slow down and literally smell the roses. Living in a small Southern town makes that easy to do. Sitting at the computer at Spinning Forward, I glanced up one afternoon to find a tall, slim, sixtyish-looking woman waiting for me to answer a knitting question. By the time I became a teen, I’d lost interest in knitting, but seeing all the new fibers available since then had restored my love and addiction for this craft.
Casting About by Terri DuLong