Photo by Laura J. Bear
WHERE THE HEART LANDS
By Laura J. Bear
Coming in March 2015 through Unsolicited Press
DESCRIPTION: Former black sheep and reluctant socialite Lucy Litchfield is forced to re-examine her life after learning that her philandering husband has fathered a child with a much-younger woman. Battling a debilitating depression when forced to share the house with her cad of a spouse as they settle the divorce, Lucy’s drastic solution to her problems is thwarted by her youngest daughter. Lucy’s fortunes change when she inherits an old farmhouse in rural Minnesota from an eccentric great-aunt.
In another part of the country, a young girl named Addie survives a childhood of abandonment and sexual abuse to escape to a new life with a Mennonite family. She and Lucy meet when Lucy moves into the house next door to Addie and Carl’s farm. Drawn to one another by shared circumstances and sparks of recognition, their relationship takes a turn that threatens to destroy Addie’s young family and Lucy’s new-found confidence.
This is a story of two strong women who are trying to find their way and the interesting characters that help them along the way.
Laura J. Bear
Photo by Kevin Tomasello
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Laura Bear, a life-long “closet writer,” was inspired to write a novel after several serendipitous experiences involving psychics, kitty cats, and a remote spontaneous writer’s retreat. Although her characters are fiction, Laura draws heavily from her life and dreams, and believes there is a thin veil separating reality from fantasy. She has worked as a nurse, a speech language pathologist, on an organic farm, a photographer and has played the occasional acoustic musical gig with her husband. She lives in a small town
along the Susquehanna River in upstate New York. She is currently working on her second novel, a thriller.
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