Somewhere Between Luck and Trust: What’s It All About?

Somewhere Between Luck and Trust HarlequinWhere Luck Meets Trust, Miracles Can Happen

Cristy Haviland served eight months in prison, giving birth behind bars to the child of the man who put her there and might yet destroy her. Now she’s free again, but what does that mean? As smart as she is, she has never learned to read. And that’s the least of her hurdles.

Georgia Ferguson, talented educator, receives a mysterious charm bracelet that may help her find the mother who abandoned her at birth. Does she want to follow the clues, and if she does, can reticent Georgia reach out for help along the way?

Both women are standing at a crossroads, a place when unlikely unions can be formed. A place where two very different women might bridge the gap between generations and education and together make tough choices.

Somewhere between the townships called Luck and Trust, at a mountain cabin known as the Goddess House, two very different women, may even, if they dare, find common ground and friendship.


For the next week I’d like to introduce you to my newest novel, Somewhere Between Luck and Trust, on sale on June 25th at your favorite bookstore. You’ll find more on my website, soon, as well. But I thought you deserved a sneak peek.

Did you wonder who the main continuing character of the second book in my Goddesses Anonymous series would be? I asked people on my Facebook Page to guess, and nobody came up with Georgia Ferguson. Do you remember Georgia from One Mountain Away? Georgia was the headmistress of the private school that Taylor Martin, Charlotte Hale’s daughter, had attended. Georgia and Charlotte didn’t see eye to eye on anything, and eventually Charlotte found a way to have Georgia removed from her position.

Years later, of course, Charlotte regretted this as well as many other things, but for Georgia the damage had been done. She left administration and went back to teaching, but years of education and experience were put on hold. I won’t tell you more because it might spoil One Mountain Away just a bit, but we can say that Georgia’s life was in flux when the first book ended.  And we didn’t know the half of it then.

Cristy Haviland, though? No, she won’t be familiar. When Somewhere Between Luck and Trust begins, Cristy’s life is about to change, too. And yes, it needs to. Cristy has three strikes against her already, yet she could be the girl next door. Sweet, pretty, talented. And so deeply troubled by a series of circumstances out of her control that she may never find her way again.

Two characters, unacquainted until now. How will they reach out to each other? And who will they meet along the way to help on their separate journeys?

Just a note on the title. Luck and Trust, where the fictional Goddess House resides, really exist. They are two neighboring townships in Madison County, NC, up Doggett Mountain from Asheville. How could I not set a book there?

Next blog, watch for a fabulous recipe for pasta e fagioli with shrimp, straight from the novel. I made it this week to test my version, and it’s now on our permanent list of yummy entrees to fix frequently.


  1. Bobbie Molony on June 21, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Yummm. A nice teaser, can’t wait to read the book. Looking forward to it.

  2. Debbie Hearne on June 21, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    After reading this blog, I am sure that I will love Somewhere Between Luck and Trust! Since I live near the Foothills of NC, I will have to plan a day trip to find those 2 towns!

  3. Penny Prichard on June 21, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I have pre-ordered the book so I should have it on the 25th – cannot wait!

    Penny Prichard

  4. Lynn Ross on June 21, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    What a tease you are! I don’t think I can wait until Tuesday. I am really looking forward to reading this book.

  5. Janet Warren on June 24, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I can’t wait for my book to arrive! I loved the first one. In fact, I have loved all of your books, even the early ones! You are correct, I would never have thought that this one would be about Georgia, although the people in our lives that we have harmed or who have harmed us seem to loom larger in our past. I hope I don’t cry in this book as much as the first one or at least I’ll have to read it earlier in the day because my head stuffs up at night. ; )

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