Evaline only knew bad days until a tragic crash- a seemingly terrible event- brought hope and restored life. After Evaline awakes from the crash, she finds herself in the World of Darkness, unable to remember anything about the day before her arrival. She meets the Sun who asks what the one thing is that she desires the most. Evaline wants to find a home, a place she feels safe and secure, unsure if she had one before. The Sun honors her request by taking her on an arduous journey through the country, sky, and sea to find a home- but what she really finds is the courage to be her true self. With fantastical worlds filled with wicked gnomes, floating pals, argumentative constellations, colorful friends and wayward sea creatures, Evaline must be braver than she’s ever been and learn what it means to follow Good, despite Evil’s attempts to tear her down. Only when she arrives somewhere-in-between, is her entire journey’s purpose revealed.
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Book #1 of The Remedy Files Trilogy
A life without feelings, a life without decisions; that’s the only life Evangeline knows. Because of the manufacturing of Remedy, her community of Impetus has discovered a way to survive and prevent the self-destructing mistakes of The Before by inhibiting feelings, creating a society that relies wholly on logic and entrusts Impetus to make all the decisions for its people. A chance encounter results in a friendship between Evangeline and a boy outside of Impetus named Gavin who challenges Evangeline to reassess her conviction in the world she has always known and introduces her to a choice she never thought she had. When she defies Impetus on her 18th birthday, Evangeline journeys through awakened truths, divided worlds, power struggles, and love triangles. For the first time in her life, the vitality of physical and emotional feelings forces her to understand and see Gavin in ways like never before. Broken, tested, and challenged, Evangeline must make decisions on her own for once, determining who she trusts, who she loves, and who she’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of what’s right and to fight what she believes is wrong.
Haleigh and Josh always had the wrong kind of love, but they believed there was a reason they were in each other’s lives. For twelve years, their misguided pursuits tangled as they built their marriage on the expectations of what a happy couple should look like, despite the brokenness inside. Only once they unravel can the truth be set free. When Haleigh discovers letters written by the very reserved Josh, she comes to understand him better than she ever has before. But only after an unfathomable event occurs and reveals devastating truths that both Josh and Haleigh have hidden for far too long. The story of Haleigh and Josh always involved more people than just them, proving every relationship in life- romantic or not- shapes the love we pursue. Far from the happily ever after in fairy tales, Haleigh and Josh’s relationship provides an intricate examination of the love we seek, the love we are given, and the love that is deserving of us, whether we acknowledge it. Sometimes life grants second chances. And sometimes you have to believe you’re deserving of the right kind of love before the right love finds you.
Turning thirty is not what Autumn thought it would be.
She thought life should be figured out by now. Besides, she took all the right steps: moved from her beloved hometown, married a successful businessman, settled in a Boston penthouse, traveled the world, and is now writing her first novel and preparing for a move to Italy. She’s living the dream.
Except she’s not so sure it’s her dream.
With cracks forming in her once seemingly perfect marriage to Mark and doubts stirring of the choices she’s made, Crimson Bay is the last place Autumn needs to return. It’s the one place her true self always remained, the one place she regretted leaving. Yet it’s the one place Mark thinks she needs to be the most for her thirtieth birthday.
When Mark’s company acquires the newest social media phenomenon, Bridging the Six Degrees, a party-planning experiment designed to bring people together on deeper levels, he surprises introverted Autumn with a party the whole world can view. Much to her dismay, hundreds of strangers travel to Autumn’s quaint Wisconsin hometown to watch her step out on a makeshift stage under exposed lighting with camera crews recording it all. Thirty global strangers in the audience challenge her with activities that changed their lives. She has ninety days to complete each one and capture her experiences through photos and journal entries.
Embarking on the adventures with her two best friends and a man from her hometown who she has an undeniable connection with, Autumn faces her fears, doubts, and new encounters––reminding her of who she is and proving she’s stronger than she once believed. She must decide if the life she has now is worth walking away from what she always thought she wanted.
What if I never left…What if I met him first…What if he’s worth sacrificing it all…