Eloise leaves her hometown after she witnesses a tragedy that causes her to seek an escape. She finds her way in New York and enjoys a few years of peace and success. But when the family of the man she loves begins to ask questions about her past, she is forced to confront demons she has pushed back for years. This, coupled with an unexpected letter from someone from the past takes Eloise back home and forces her on an unraveling choice to make between justice and love.
Will she choose to seek justice or seek love?
Meet Lane Anderson
Author Lane Anderson has a passion for writing. She hails from the small town of Mattoon, Illinois. Before she started writing historical romance, Lane wanted to experience living in a big city. That’s when she decided to attend the University of Chicago, where is studied English Literature.
She currently resides in the UK alongside her wonderful and loving husband.
When she’s not writing, she can be found sipping coke zero and chomping on buttery popcorn while watching Netflix dramas with her husband and two cats Sunny and Jasper.
It’s a week before Christmas, and the worst storm in twenty years is about to descend upon Maidstone.
Fran, youthful dinner lady and regular churchgoer, feels a storm building inside her, too. To escape her overbearing father, she has foolishly married Mr Edward Dobbs, a dull and pious fellow, not a bit like the manly heroes of her beloved erotic historical novels. And now she’s trapped behind walls of her own making. She has accepted her life of grey domesticity with stoicism, the only buffer to the monotony of her existence being her weekly visits to a lavish hotel tearoom, where she can indulge her modest fantasies.
But this is all about to change. Fran is about to embark on a roller-coaster of sexual frustration, desire and fulfilment. Not necessarily in that order. And she’s going to take the men in her life along with her.
As the storm hits, Fran huddles under a tree, waiting for a bus that doesn’t come. Enter not so Good Samaritan Peter Pearson, head of the school English department, with his warm dry car and his seductive Irish charm. While her dark-horse husband cavorts with a forbidden colleague on the other side of town, can Fran repel the charms of this broken teacher and chart a course back to the tranquil waters of her boring life? Does she even want to?
This storm is about to throw all their lives up in the air. And where they will land is anybody’s guess.
Meet Elliott Fassbinder
Elliott Fassbinder’s professional life has revolved around finance, in some guise or other. But it was his battle with alcoholism and addiction ( recovered alcoholic, 15 years ) that gave him the ideas, and the fuel, to write this story. He believes his experiences in tackling his affliction and the subsequent search for meaning in his own life has given him a profound insight into the absurdity of the human condition. He lives in Hastings, England.