Hope on the Horizon
Kathryn McNeill Crane
Publication date: November 29th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
Falling in love isn’t on her to-do list.Managing a two-hundred acre campground and guiding whitewater trips are enough to fill Hailey White’s lonely days. When acts of vandalism threaten her home and business, she’s forced to ask for help. Her best friend’s brother is the last person she expects to come to her rescue.One bullet will end all his nightmares forever.Angry voices in his head, survivor’s guilt, and a busted leg make Walker Carriker wish he were dead. When a roadside bomb ends his career as a Marine, he’s forced to stay with family in the remote mountains of North Carolina. His sister’s best friend is the last person he expects to help him find a reason to live.She’s bubbly and optimistic, with a smattering of sarcasm.He’s angry and bitter, with a heaping dose of cynicism.She talks too much. He has all the answers.These two are like oil and vinegar, but the more time they spend together, the more they heal.When he’s lost all faith, can Hailey show Walker there’s Hope on the Horizon?
She bit back a grin. The last thing she wanted was for him to think she was laughing at him or his circumstances. As it was, his stare burned her cheek. A quick swipe didn’t turn up anything, though a clump of mashed potatoes wouldn’t surprise her.
“What?” she asked, when she couldn’t take another second of his silence. “Do I have something on my face?”
“Are you just going to ignore my outburst?”
His stunned confusion amused her.
“Can I ask why?”
“I’m really not the nosy type.” She shrugged, her gaze flitting back and forth between him and the road.
“Huh. That’s really strange.”
“That doesn’t mean I haven’t dissected it a hundred thousand times, but I figure you’ll tell me if you want me to know.”
He scrunched his face and narrowed his eyes. “Are you sure you’re female?”
She burst out laughing. “A little girl, if I remember what you said correctly.”
“Well, compared to me, you are little.” He stared out the front window at the nothingness of the night. The fine lines around his lips and eyes told her laughter was normal for him. She vowed to help him get his old self back as much as possible. “That day goes through my mind on repeat, and even though I’ve seen it over and over and over again, I still can’t figure out what I missed.”
Bestselling author Kathryn Crane is a simple country girl who likes to spend time with her family. Born and raised in Eastern North Carolina, she loves to travel, but can’t imagine ever leaving the western mountains she’s come to call home. She holds Jeremiah 29:11 very close to her heart and believes it with every fiber of her being. She pens Contemporary Southern Romance novels where her endearing characters and their once in a lifetime love stories will ‘burn into your memory and bury deep into your soul’ long after you put her books down.