Somewhere Between Luck and Trust
By Emilie Richards
(Harlequin MIRA, Paperback, 9780778314516, 496pp.)
Publication Date: June 25, 2013
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Where Luck Meets Trust, Miracles Can Happen
Christy Haviland served eight months in prison, giving birth behind bars to the child of the man who put her there and might yet destroy her. Now she's free again, but what does that mean? As smart as she is, a learning disability has kept her from learning to read. And that's the least of her hurdles.
Georgia Ferguson, talented educator, receives a mysterious charm bracelet that may help her find the mother who abandoned her at birth. Does she want to follow the clues, and if she does, can reticent Georgia reach out for help along the way?
Both women are standing at a crossroads, a place where unlikely unions can be formed. A place where two very different women might bridge the gap between generations and education, and together make tough choices.
Somewhere between the townships called Luck and Trust, at a mountain cabin known as the Goddess House, two very different women may even, if they dare, find common ground and friendship.
Emilie Richards’s many novels feature complex characterizations and in-depth explorations of social issues, a result of her training and experience as a family counselor, which contribute to her fascination with relationships of all kinds. Emilie, a mother of four, lives with her husband in northern Virginia, where she is currently working on her next novel for MIRA Books.
"When I first began reading ONE MOUNTAIN AWAY, I wondered where the story was going. A few pages later, I knew precisely where this story was going--straight to my heart. Words that come to my mind are Wow, Fabulous, and Beautiful. Definitely a must-read. If any book I've ever read deserves to be made into a film, ONE MOUNTAIN AWAY is it! Kudos to Emilie Richards." --New York Times Bestselling Author Catherine Anderson
"Emilie Richards' compassion and deep understanding of family relationships, especially those among women, are the soul of One Mountain Away. This rich, multi-layered story of love and bitterness, humor, loss, and redemption haunts me as few other books have." --New York Times Bestselling Author Sandra Dallas on One Mountain Away
"Charlotte is an admirable character, using her newfound powers of self-observation to bring meaning back into her life. Richards creates a heart-wrenching atmosphere that slowly builds to the final pages, and continues to echo after the book is finished."--Publishers Weekly on One Mountain Away
"Complex characters, compelling emotions and the healing power of forgiveness-what could be better? I loved this book!"
-New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods on One Mountain Away
"Richards pieces together each woman's story as artfully as a quilter creates a quilt, with equally satisfying results, and her characterizations are transcendent, endowed with warmth and compassion."
--Booklist on Wedding Ring
"(A) heartwarming, richly layered story." -Library Journal, starred review of Endless Chain
"(Richards) draws these women of different generations together. Richards should've included a special pull-out hanky insert, but readers looking for positive resolutions won't be disappointed."
Publishers Weekly on SISTER'S CHOICE