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Marsha West, a retired elementary school principal, is also a former school board member and theatre arts teacher. She writes Romance, Suspense, and Second Chances. Experience Required. Her books are available at all e-stores and in print at Amazon and from her.
My January release, ACT OF TRUST, Book 2, The Second Chances Series is set in the fictional town of Griffin Harbor, Maine. I’m a Texan. My heroine is a Texan. You may wonder how I could set the book in a place in which I don’t live.My husband and I have traveled to Maine many times over the years. In fact, one year we went twice! To Camden for our anniversary in June
and then again to Moosehead Lake for our more traditional fall trip in October.Maine a looooong way from where I live. No matter how we cut it, we’re a whole day getting there. The sun first hits parts of Maine before any other part of the US. Maine is a huge state with a wide variety of terrain. You can see mountains, forests, lakes, sand beaches, and of course, the ubiquitous rocky coast of Maine in the Barry Manilow song. Even its largest cities, Portland and the capital Bangor are on the smaller size especially when compared to a Dallas, Houston, or even Fort Worth.
In Texas, we’ll get as cold as Maine (without the snow), but it will only be for a week at most and then could be followed by days in the 70s (as it is today when I write this post!) I admire the hardiness of Mainers, and I’m constantly blown away by the incredible Maine vistas. If you haven’t been, you need to make plans to go now.
An inheritance changed everything.
Mildred stopped and nailed Kate with a beady-eyed stare. “You do plan to turn over the Thompson land to the Conservancy Trust, don’t you?”
“I don’t know yet, Mildred. My daughter’s coming to visit, and then we’ll decide together what we want to do with the land. It’s possible she’ll want to keep it in the family. Be a nice place for her to get away from the hectic-ness of New York City.”
“Liddy would be pleased with either the Trust or you keeping it in the family, but she’ll haunt you if you sell to Holland.”
Kate leaned away. The venom in the woman’s tone made Kate’s heart rate trip up and her hands grow sweaty. Mildred completely believed her statement, enough to cause Kate nightmares.
“She’s giving every option plenty of consideration,” Jim jumped in. Was he afraid Mildred’s hard sell would reverse Kate’s leaning in his direction?
“I’ve had my say. Good night to you both.”
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