Her ex is an alcoholic. Her teenage son is in trouble with the law. She’s about to lose her job. How can she even think about falling in love?
Love doesn’t end when you are in your twenties. If you are lucky, the person you met and married has grown with you and weathered the arrival of children, and sometimes the departures of friends or relatives. You have grown separately, but that has only strengthened the bond of togetherness.
If you are unlucky, the bonds of love may fray and chafe. One person may descend farther into a disease like alcoholism, stray, or you may simply grown apart. Such is the fate of my heroine, Annie Gerhardt in California Sunset. Once she decided she could no longer be married to a man who caused her continual pain, no matter how much she may love him, she forged a life for her and her teenage son in the Central Coast Town of Costanoa. He’s approaching the last critical years of high school, her best friend keeps her sane, and her job in Silicon Valley is going well … she thinks.
John Johnston had a wonderful marriage, one that would have lasted his whole life. But suddenly he was a widow who could no longer face the big Montana sky. He’s moved to Costanoa to buy an iconic bookstore and start over again. He’s had the love of his life and isn’t looking for anyone new.
A chance meeting between the two sets them on a path that just might lead to new lives full of joy and happiness, if they are willing to let it happen.