Print Friendly, PDF & Email

On the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, in the small town of Emerald Isle…

Juli Cooke, hard-working and getting nowhere fast, marries a dying man, Ben Bradshaw, for a financial settlement, not expecting he will set her on a journey of hope and love. The journey brings her to Luke Winters, a local art dealer, but Luke resents the woman who married his sick friend and warns her not to hurt Ben—and he’s watching to make sure she doesn’t.

Until Ben dies and the stakes change.

Framed by the timelessness of the Atlantic Ocean and the brilliant blue of the beach sky, Juli struggles against her past, the opposition of Ben’s and Luke’s families, and even the living reminder of her marriage—to build a future with hope and perhaps to find the love of her life—if she can survive the danger from her past.


Grace Greene writes fiction with romance and suspense, always with a strong heroine at the heart of the story. Vivid settings and quirky secondary characters round out the stories and there’s a happily-ever-after-ending—most of the time.

Grace is also an artist and photographer. She is drawn to houses and landscapes that ooze character and is fascinated by history and human nature. When she’s writing, all of these interests show up on the page. But some things don’t change. In high school Grace wrote a story for a school publication and was told she wasn’t allowed to kill the narrator. She has never accepted that, and in fact, still has trouble following THE RULES.

Rules or not, she’s been honored with a number of writing awards over the past years as a finalist in The Golden Pen, Linda Howard’s Award of Excellence, Fool For Love (1st place in Romantic Suspense) and other contests.

Grace’s second novel, KINCAID’S HOPE, will be released in January 2012 by Turquoise Morning Press. For more information, please visit her website.

Latest posts by ITW (see all)