• Paperback: 400 pages
• Publisher: Harlequin MIRA; Original edition (December 31, 2013)
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.
Praise for The In-Between Hour
“The In-Between Hour is a heartwarming story of grief and the desire to save the people you love even when you can’t save yourself. Barbara Claypole White writes exquisitely and creates characters that capture your heart. I loved it!” –Anita Hughes, author of Lake Como
“Readers, prepare to open your hearts for a charming cast of original characters. Here is a beautiful, smart love story that will have you burning dinner or the midnight oil to read one more chapter. Barbara Claypole White is clearly creating her own pantheon of crazy sexy men and the women who were born to love them. You won’t soon forget the magic of The In-Between Hour.” Lydia Netzer, author of Shine Shine Shine, New York Times Notable Book 2012
“A beautiful combination of story and characters make The In-Between Hour a captivating read about the deepest emotions the word family evokes. Barbara Claypole White writes with a fluidity that draws you in, telling a tale that stays with you long after turning the last page.” –Laura Spinella, author of Perfect Timing
Barbara Claypole White writes and gardens in the forests of North Carolina. English born and educated, she’s married to an internationally-acclaimed academic. Their son, an award-winning poet / musician, attends college in the Midwest. His battles with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have inspired her to write love stories about damaged people. The Unfinished Garden, Barbara’s debut novel, won the 2013 Golden Quill for Best First Book. The In-Between Hour is her second novel.
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