Neither Present Time
Can a house save the lives of the people who live in it? Can an inscription written in a book over sixty years ago change the fates of people not even born when it was written?
Beryl Gray is solid and dependable – her partner, Claire, thinks so, her family thinks so, her colleagues think so. She has a long-term relationship and a job she likes as a university librarian. Her life seems settled, content – except nothing is as it seems.
Aggie Bishop’s last girlfriend left her three years ago and she hasn’t had a date since. Her life now revolves around work and taking care of her great-aunt Cory who doesn’t want to be taken care of. Aunt Cory still lives in the run-down mansion that the rest of the family wants to sell if they can only get the old lady into a nursing home. Aggie is all that stands between them and her great-aunt.
When Beryl finds a book with a romantic inscription dated 1945, the events that follow will change the lives of all three women forever.
Spanning decades, this enchanting tale reminds us that some loves never fade and that sometimes, home truly is where the heart lies.
Release Date: Aug. 30, 2013
Length: 82,000 words
Award: 2013 Rainbow Award Runner-up Contemporary Romance
“This book is an absolute page turner from start to finish. In my honest opinion, it is a blockbuster. The well written story seamlessly traverses the decades of time, going back and forth from past to present to give the reader all the relevant background on the characters and their stories.”
– Terry Baker –
“I can not say enough good things about this book! It is gentle, serene, simple… I had a peaceful calm come over me as I read. Neither Present Time is just good honest writing by a brilliant wordsmith. With lovable, characters that are easy to relate to and an interesting story line it is easy to lose yourself in this story.”
– Ameliah Faith –
“It has been a long time since a book touched me like this”
– Esther Jones –