A TOUCHNG TALE OF FAMILY AND PLACE. An heiress to one of the South’s lumber dynasties reaches out to her mountain roots for solace after suffering a life-shattering blow, only to be drawn into the race against time to save the beauty of the Hickory Nut Gorge in Western North Carolina.
This is a moving story of a woman struggling to redeem the legacy of a father she’s never known. Hayden Taylor starts to heal in the womb of the gorge and the edgy exhilaration of Asheville, never suspecting the man who killed her father was stalking her. Football legend,Ben Beckham, is looking for redemption too, and tries to earn it working for a local land trust, only to discover he’s falling in love with a woman he can’t have.
From the reviewers:
“Senehi opens with a scene of such high drama you wonder if she can sustain the intensity…she not only sustains it, she ups it in a high-speed tale with as many twists as a country road.” –Arnold Wengrow, ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES
“A finely written piece about a heroine facing overwhelming odds…highly recommended for community library fiction collections.” –MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
“Both warm and gripping, the book will be best enjoyed by fans of the suspense romance novels that made Nicholas Sparks a household name.” –Joshua Simcox, WNC MAGAZINE
Rose Senehi knows it is essential that we save our Southern Appalachians from pollution and over-development, and work for a responsible stewardship of the region. In the Shadows of Chimney Rock concerns not only the mountain past, and the all-too-real present, but, more important, the mountain and human future. This story will thrill and disturb you by turns, and also inspire hope for the years ahead for the highlands we love. –Robert Morgan, Author of Brave Enemies and Boone: A Biography
Senehi has created a thrilling and heart warming story set against the conflict between developers who are ravaging the mountains of Western North Carolina and those who are fighting to save its beauty for the generations to come. A must Read! –Joan Medlicott, Author, Ladies of Covington series.
Contemporary fiction writer, Rose Senehi, moved to the Murrells Inlet/Pawleys Island area of South Carolina, from Upstate New York in 1996. Her first novel, Shadows in the Grass, was published in 2001, her second, Windfall, in 2002, and her third, Pelican Watch in 2006.
She still has a home in Murrells Inlet, SC, but is spending a great deal of time at her place in Chimney Rock, North Carolina.
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