Is anyone ever really free of their past? Is it truly possible to start over fresh?
Etta was certainly going to try. After her turbulent undergraduate years, she was getting a fresh start in Marquette and finishing her dream. She’d pour everything she had into a healthy mind, body and spirit and work to become the best writer she could. What a dream spot to do it, along the shores of Lake Superior.
Tom was forging a new vision for his life after a career-ending injury as a power player on Northern Michigan’s college hockey team. There was no more NHL in his future. But what were his prospects? Where would he find that something he’d longed for, to build a life like his parents had? How could he form what they had found together?
After a meeting of the minds, Tom and Etta create a bond from friendship then move beyond. But is it really possible to start anew with so much baggage from the past and no clear vision of the future? Do the experiences from your past shape you into someone who can make something pure and clean from the crumbling embers? Or will what went before always come looking for you when you least expect it?
Words from another Henrietta, who rebuilt her life from tragedy, bring the answers that allow Etta to move forward. But is it already too late?
Blake Chandler is a billionaire by chance as he played the lottery in states across America with money his parents left him in their will. Their final request was for his father’s ashes to be spread in the Atlantic Ocean and his mother’s in the Pacific, sending him on a trek across the nation. Out of the many lotteries he played, he won seven, large jackpots, making him an instant billionaire.
The last year though, he’s lost several million to taxes, and he’s looking for financial advice, trouble is, he doesn’t know any other billionaires. Enter Lexi Lane’s brother, Josh. He’s Blake’s neighbor and good friend. He sets up a meeting with his billionaire brother-in-law, Max Lane.
The men form a fast friendship. Lexi’s throwing a pool party, Kip, Peyton and Peyton’s friend, Rachelle, are there for the good time. Blake finds Rachelle intriguing and the two find themselves in a lucky situation.