"Fated to be together ..."

Gray Baldwin is a lost soul who craves a stable home life with a woman and a family to cherish and to be loved back. As a child, he didn't have these things but as an adult he's determined to forget his lonely past. When he meets the Hanwells, he believes he may have a chance.

Hope Hanwell is a spoiled daughter who sets her eyes on Gray for purposes she doesn't even know herself. She thinks she only wants a summer fling with him before going off to college, but there's something about Gray that pulls at her heart.

Both have a past that haunts them, but in each other's arms they find solace, but in the light of day uncertainties cloud their judgments. Gray learns the past can't be ignored when an old friend shows up to threaten all his dreams.

Ms. Pike never disappoints. She has penned a tale of heartbreak, hopes and dreams, while fate's hand guides the way. Your heart will go out to Gray, wishing you could give him a hug. Hope is spoiled, but she's young and has a lot to learn. You see the potential of the woman she could be and root for her to find her way. I also recommend The Winds of Autumn and Waiting for the Rain.

Warning: You'll need a Kleenex for this story.

Karen Michelle Nutt, author

Reviewed by Karen Michelle Nutt
Posted October 27, 2008


From above the shadows ... light

Orphaned and impoverished, Gray Baldwin is a lost soul in search of a home, a life, and most of all -- love. Kicked from foster home to foster home, at last a restored motorcycle and the onset of adulthood give him the means to leave behind all the ols threats, struggles and losses that haunt him. When he accepts a job at Hanwell Construction, life's promising new start is both his hope and his torment.

The spoiled daughter of a well-to-do business owner, pretty Hope Hanwell has a past to reconcile and a few tragic secrets of her own. She wants for nothing - and everything, pushing love as far away as she can until love pushes back. When Gray and Hope meet, theirs is a story of heartbreak, redemption and fate at its most devastating.

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In the Shadow of the Dragonfly
by M. Jean Pike

Black Lyon Publishing
October 1, 2008
Available: October 1, 2008
ISBN #1934912077
EAN #9781934912072
284 pages
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M. Jean Pike

Waiting for the Rain
The Winds of Autumn

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