Sleeping in Eden

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Sleeping in Eden

By Nicole Baart

Howard Books, Paperback, 9781439197363, 368pp.

Publication Date: May 21, 2013

Description
The lives of a middle-aged doctor and a love-struck young woman intersect across time in "Sleeping in Eden," Nicole Baart's haunting novel about love, jealousy, and the boundaries between loyalty and truth.
She knew what he wrote . . .
One little word that made her feel both cheated and beloved.
One word that changed everything.
MINE.
On a chilly morning in the Northwest Iowa town of Blackhawk, Dr. Lucas Hudson is filling in for the vacationing coroner on a seemingly open-and-shut suicide case. His own life is crumbling around him, but when he unearths the body of a woman buried in the barn floor beneath the hanging corpse, "he realizes this terrible discovery could change everything. . . . "
Years before Lucas ever set foot in Blackhawk, Meg Painter met Dylan Reid. It was the summer before high school and the two quickly became inseparable. Although Meg's older neighbor, Jess, was the safe choice, she couldn t let go of Dylan no matter how hard she tried.
Caught in a web of jealousy and deceit that spiraled out of control, Meg's choices in the past ultimately collide with Lucas's discovery in the present, "weaving together a taut story of unspoken secrets and the raw, complex passions of innocence lost.


About the Author
Nicole Baart is the mother of four children from four different countries. The cofounder of a non-profit organization, One Body One Hope, she lives in a small town inIowa. She is the author of seven previous novels, including, most recently, "Sleeping in Eden."Find out more at NicoleBaart.com.