Book 1: Shona
Shona Jackson is new in town. Would you let her stay in your home?
Everyone has a secret. Hers could get her killed…
Mississippi, 1956. Shona Jackson knows two things—how to repair car engines and that her dark childhood secret must stay buried. On the run from Louisiana, she finds shelter in the home of a kindly old lady and a job as a mechanic. But a woman working a man’s job can’t avoid notice in a small town. And attention is dangerous, especially when it comes from one woman in particular…
Free-spirited Lucy is new in town too. At twenty-one years old she is only now starting college. But her heart is just not in it, and when she meets Shona, something inside her begins to awaken. The only thing standing in her way is Frank.
Frank’s life is a mess. Three years after the Korean War, his father still writes but hasn’t come home. His bar business is in danger, and he’s desperate for cash. And everyone he knows is stockpiling the sins of his past against him.
When Frank brings a raucous fair to town to stay afloat, Shona fears the added attention could shine a light on her past. If the truth comes out about her, she’ll lose everything—maybe even her life.
Can Shona outrun the perils that threaten her, and finally settle down?
Or will her new friendship with Lucy attract a different kind of danger?
Book 2: Meet Me At 10
Would you have the courage to risk your life for what is right?
Shona, Cuban, Elbie and Chloe. Four lives inextricably linked. Will tragic events part them forever?
It’s 1958 and Shona Jackson is on the run again, forced to flee Mississippi and the town she’d called home. Arriving in Alabama, with hopes of saving up enough money to continue her journey to safety, she convinces Jeffrey Ellis, the wealthy co-owner of a machinery plant, to give her a job. There she strikes up a bond with Cuban.
Cuban is on a similar path to Shona. Relentlessly abused because of the color of his skin, his sole ambition is to earn enough to escape to New York, but Ellis’s brutal business partner, Larry Bruce, and his racist workforce are hell-bent on making Cuban’s life unbearable.
As events unfold, Shona also finds herself in Larry Bruce’s murderous sights.
Their only hope is Elbie, the elderly tool room supervisor, who has been covertly keeping a diary to one day expose all the horrific acts carried out over the last five years by Bruce and his associates.
But when Chloe Bruce, Larry’s beautiful daughter, returns from college and is introduced to the workforce, there are devastating consequences for all those involved.
Will Elbie’s diary end up in the wrong hands?
Will Cuban achieve his dream of making it to New York?
And will Shona’s past finally catch up with her?
Book 3: The Beach House
How far would you go to protect your family?
New town. New life. Old enemies.
California, 1958. Shona and Chloe arrive at their beautiful new beach house with every intention of living a peaceful existence after a harrowing few months in Alabama.
Now, with a garage to call her own and her dream home beside the Pacific Ocean, Shona is finally secure in her environment and feeling content for the first time in her turbulent life.
But when Chloe returns from the doctor’s office with news that will forever change their carefully-made plans, Shona is left reeling.