An investigative news reporter in New York City, Destiny uncovers breaking stories every day, but she has yet to uncover the truth of her own life - until one bright spring morning she discovers a long strand of red hair stretched across her husband's bed pillow; the third she's found in as many weeks. The only person Destiny knows with long red hair is her best friend, Eve. This one mysterious strand of hair unravels a shocking story of lies and deceit that sends Destiny plunging into a nightmarish depression, only worsened after surviving a hostage shooting and the sudden death of her favorite Aunt. Distraught, betrayed, and overwhelmed with life, Destiny flees back to her roots on Topsail Island, North Carolina to get her head, her heart, and her life back together. Despite her painful memories of a segregated South, Destiny's heart tells her that for some reason this place where she spent her childhood summers is the place to heal.
On the island, Destiny meets Chase, the charming and handsome police chief, with whom she soon discovers she has a secret past; she loved him as a girl, and, despite being forbidden to see him, as segregation, racism, and class-ism kept them worlds apart, the two star-crossed lovers hid beneath the marsh trees by the Sound, pretending to be free to love....Now, today, in a different time, and a different South, Destiny and Chase have a second chance at their first love.
Time moves on, but destiny lingers, and love survives even time.
What would you do for a second chance at your first love?
Barnes & Noble Upper West Side, New York, April 26 @ 7pm
Quarter Moon Books, Topsail Beach, NC, May 21 @ 2pm
Barnes & Noble, Mayfaire Town Center, Wilmington, NC, May 28 @2pm
Barnes & Noble, Winston-Salem, NC, June 2 @7pm
Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC, 4139 Park Road, Friday, June 3 @7pm
National Book Club Conference, Atlanta, July 29-31
Barnes & Noble, Buckhead, Atlanta, August 2 @ 7pm
Look out for my upcoming Rolondalicious recipe book, full of my favorite Southern delectable delights, many of which you will soon read about in my new novel, DESTINY LINGERS. Nothing like some good ole' home-cooked meals. Rolondalicious Recipes, tee shirts, mugs, and more available soon!