11 a.m. | McIntyre's Books
What could be worse than losing your child? Having to pretend he’s still alive…
Bestselling author Will Shepard is caught in the twilight of grief, after his young son dies in a car accident. But when his father’s aging mind erases the memory, Will rewrites the truth. The story he spins brings unexpected relief…until he’s forced to return to rural North Carolina, trapping himself in a lie.
Holistic veterinarian Hannah Linden is a healer who opens her heart to strays but can only watch, powerless, as her grown son struggles with inner demons. When she rents her guest cottage to Will and his dad, she finds solace in trying to mend their broken world, even while her own shatters.
As their lives connect and collide, Will and Hannah become each other’s only hope—if they can find their way into a new story, one that begins with love.
Barbara Claypole White grew up in rural England dreaming of becoming a novelist, but her life took several detours. Despite a degree in history, she landed a job promoting London fashion. One day she flew to New York and fell in love at JFK airport. Eighteen months later she was a faculty spouse and a freelance writer in a small Midwest college town. She started a novel and made big career plans, which lost out to a soul-sucking marketing position that paid bills. After six years Barbara and her family moved to the North Carolina forest, where she became a stay-at-home mom and a gardener. All three factors would shape her writing voice. The In-Between Hour is her second novel.