First in the USA-Today and Apple Top-25 bestselling PACIFIC HORIZONS series!
In these connected romantic novels, characters facing tragedy, heartbreak, and painful family secrets are drawn to the wild beauty of the natural world. Breaching whales and howling wolves refresh their spirits, but only human love can heal their souls.
Haley knew that carrying her twin sister’s baby would be a sacrifice.
She just didn’t know how great.
Pregnant, overworked, and driven to the end of her rope by the neediness of the sister and widowed mother who depend on her, a high-powered young attorney seeks refuge with a week’s vacation on the Alaskan coast. As overachiever Haley soaks up the serenity of her unexpectedly agreeable surroundings, she finds something else she doesn’t expect -- deep feelings for the wildlife-loving boat captain who reminds her how to laugh.
With her unborn niece or nephew on the way and thousands of miles of ocean between their lives and careers, Haley and Ben settle for a friendship. But back home in California, the emptiness in Haley’s heart begins to fester. When her pregnancy takes a frightening turn, she must examine what really matters -- and rediscover the childhood dream she never realized she had lost.
Praise for romantic fiction by Edie Claire:
LONG TIME COMING
“Emotionally gripping, suspenseful and superb… I was held in wonderment over much of this story and realized early on to expect the unexpected. This is a story of trust, love, friendship and healing. Ms. Claire is an author I hope to see more of in the future. If Long Time Coming is any indication of her writing talent, I will be first in line at the bookstores to get more of her work. This is a positively splendid tale from start to finish and is highly recommended.” Reviewer’s Choice Award -- Road to Romance
“Two words. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! Edie Claire has written a wonderful novel about friendship, love, guilt and death… Utterly riveting.” Rating: 10/10 -- Contemporary Romance Writers
MEANT TO BE
“One of the best books I have read this year... Meant To Be is a powerful story of love, healing, discovery and truth... I closed the covers wishing I could stay inside the green world of Meara and Fletcher's mountain. Ms. Claire has woven a tale that touched my soul and will live as a cherished keeper to read again and again. I am pleased to award Meant To Be our finest honor, RRT's Perfect 10.” Perfect 10 Award -- Romance Reviews Today
“Meant to be written, read and remembered in your heart decades after you've turned the last page. Edie Claire is an exceptional author and keeper of the heart.” -- Writers Room Magazine
“A paragon of superbly written, compelling women's literature.” -- My Shelf
Loved the book! Will have to read more of your writing. Hated to get to the end they seem so real. Thank You!55
Wow, I cannot believe how good this story line was. It help me riveted. Even toward the end. I could not figure out how they cold make things work. All I can say is thank you for writing this story.55
I enjoyed this book so much I was sorry when it ended but also glad to know it is part of a series. I look forward to reading the next book. The scenery was so vividly described you felt as if you were there. Alaska now is calling my name.55
This is the first book I've read in a long time that I just could not put down. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Getting the next three right away55
Good reality check between 2 worlds one superficial the other simple truth45
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Wow! Great book. I liked that the book had plenty of real obstacles that Haley and Ben had to solve in order to get to their happy place in their relationship. Most romance books are the damsel in distress theme. This was so much more. I was cheering for Haley and Ben the whole time. Edie Claire provided a pretty picture of Alaska too. Good author.55
As usual, another great book by Edie Claire !!55