Dementia, mad gunmen, and a yearning for something more make life difficult for the Beaufort folk in this series finale.
Georgie's mind threatens to go walkabout, and she'd better get help soon if she's to stop her daughter from taking over. Enter granddaughter, Jeminy, a songwriter from L.A., and Eric, her lawyer.
Jeminy hates herself and is pretty sure God does, too. Her boyfriend/manager dumped her, and she's lost her music deal. When she learns Mother wants to tuck Nana Georgie neatly in a nursing home and gain access to Nana's money, she hightails it out of L.A. and back to Beaufort. God may still hate Jeminy in North Carolina, but at least she'll be there to protect her beloved grandmother.
Enter Eric, the lawyer who's helping Georgie protect herself-and maybe Jeminy, too. But Eric just rescued his orphaned stepson from Social Services, and while he's adept with legal briefs and courtrooms, classrooms and angry second graders are brand new territory.
Guitar in hand, Jeminy tries to write songs to jumpstart her flagging career, but then someone threatens her life. Why? Could it have to do with the money missing from her bank accounts-and maybe her unstable ex? Or could it be someone else? She'd pray for help, but would God even want to help someone with a past like hers?
With the help of the Beaufort crew, a new father and a terrified musician struggle to safeguard everyone they love, but it's going to take more than good neighbors to show each of them the true meaning of grace.
Sleepy Creek Press, Normandie Fischer, 9780997891706, 456pp.
Publication Date: June 14, 2022