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.
KEYWORDS: midlife women's fiction, new career fiction, historical summer lake, sister friends, family fiction series, family inheritance, new beginnings, job loss fiction, mature women's fiction, hopeful series, widowed parent romance, rich aunt series, feel good fiction
About the author
Kimberly Diede writes contemporary novels that weave together family, hope, and romance. She writes family sagas, suspense, and women’s fiction that you’ll find hard to put down. She truly believes we are never too old for second chances at love and life.
Kimberly enjoys spending the short summer months on the lakeshores of Minnesota and North Dakota. Nothing is better than time with her family at the cabin. Her love of tradition and all things vintage comes through in her stories. In a world too often filled with sadness and tragedy, her mission is to offer stories of optimism and hope. If she can keep you reading past your bedtime, she has accomplished what she set out to do. As a life-long reader, she loves to get lost in the pages of a great book and strives to give you the same experience.
Be sure to follow Kimberly on social media to catch glimpses of the “junk” she’ll drag home to repurpose and to get updates on her latest books on her website at www.kimberlydiedeauthor.com.