A shocking job loss will force Renee to remember the beauty of new beginnings.
Summers at Whispering Pines defined Renee's childhood. Days meant swimming and sun. Nights meant ghost stories and campfires. Best of all, Whispering Pines meant time with Celia, her favorite aunt. Through the years, Celia would remain Renee's most steadfast confidant, but trips to Whispering Pines would fade to memories. Raising kids alone and a demanding career consumed Renee's life.
Now Celia is gone and Renee's career is in shambles. Promising herself she'll look for a new job in January, Renee is determined to make the most of her unexpected time off. But when mysterious events begin to swirl around her kids, her worries compound.
A spontaneous trip, meant to lessen the growing pressures and soothe Renee's battered pride, could turn out to be so much more when she finds herself alone on a moonlit beach, half-a-world away, with a handsome stranger.
How can Renee keep her family safe as she works to rebuild their lives? Does she dare take another chance at love?
Celia's final gift may provide answers, but there are risks. Renee wishes she could seek comfort and advice from her dear aunt, but Celia's recent death has left a void. Why can't things be simple, the way they were when she spent her summers at Whispering Pines?
Whispering Pines, the first book in Kimberly Diede's uplifting Celia's Gifts series, will introduce you to a special place and a remarkable family.
Discover how Celia's legacy can live on if her family is willing to seize the opportunities she leaves to each of them.
Too much foul language to be a good family read. Could easily have left out the love scenes. The writer seems rather talented to have such a limited vocabulary and think that her readers need the graphic descriptions of love scenes.15
I really enjoyed this book. I read it in just a few days as I couldn’t wait to see what happened next.45
Web of family, friends and neighbors weaves together into a lovely quilt.45
Absolutely beautiful! I did not think I was going to get into it at first, but I fell in love. Such wonderful writing and character development!55
Easy book to pass some time.55
Enjoyed the story and the characters - kept me interested, but was turned off by the language. Totally gratuitous. Probably won’t read another by this author.35
I enjoyed every page of this book. I could relate a lot to Renae and it also gave me insight55