As a child, she filled his void. As a woman, she completed him.
Clare has lived on St. Isabel Island all her life, except for a few months she can’t recall. A traumatic childhood experience has left a blank spot in her memory and a lingering feeling of having lost more than just a small, painful piece of her past. When the enigmatic Dr. Richard Kelly shows up on her island, she feels whole for the first time. Yet she’s certain the man is a stranger to her, until she discovers he’s been hiding something from her, a secret that reawakens her childhood fears and threatens to upset her life again.
Richard Kelly’s hard-earned career as a world-renowned neurosurgeon has been derailed by his ex-wife’s unspeakable betrayal. His entire life is on a downward spiral. In a desperate attempt to outrun his demons, he sets off to a remote island in the South to trace the origins of an anonymous painting. He doesn’t expect to come face to face with the girl he once knew as Misty, and he’s instantly captivated by her genuine charm. But if the charismatic kindergarten teacher of the secret lagoon is the Misty of his past, why doesn’t she remember him?
Misty Dreams is a heartwarming love story about second chances and the healing power of new beginnings.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The idea for the story came from a series I had written in my late twenties. In between caring for my daughter, housework and helping my husband in his business, I wrote several novellas set in a vacation resort near the Florida Keys. It was superficial, frivolous stuff, unfit for publication. The setting for these novellas became the inspiration for Misty Dreams.