**KINCAID’S HOPE is a FINALIST in the 2013 GDRWA Bookseller’s Best Contest!**
RT Book Reviews Magazine, August 2012 Issue – 4 stars for KINCAID’S HOPE
“A quiet, backwater town is the setting for intrigue, deception and betrayal in this exceptional sophomore offering. Greene’s ability to pull the reader into the story and emotionally invest them in the characters makes this book a great read.”
The Book Blurb:
Beth Kincaid left her hot temper and unhappy childhood behind and created a life in the city free from untidy emotionalism, but even a tidy life has danger, especially when it falls apart.
In the midst of her personal disasters, Beth is called back to her hometown of Preston, a small town in southwestern Virginia, to settle her guardian’s estate. There, she runs smack into the mess she’d left behind a decade earlier: her alcoholic father, the long-ago sweetheart, Michael, and the poor opinion of almost everyone in town. As she sorts through her guardian’s possessions, Beth discovers that the woman who saved her and raised her had secrets, and the truths revealed begin to chip away at her self-imposed control.
Michael is warmly attentive and Stephen, her ex-fiancé, follows her to Preston to win her back, but it is the man she doesn’t know who could forever end Beth’s chance to build a better, truer life. (Sweet, Mild Heat)
KINCAID’S HOPE is available in print (trade paperback) and e-formats.
Settings as Secondary Characters
Are you into old houses either for their history (house-story) or as a renovator? For years, I’ve seen these houses around Richmond and other towns and cities in America, yet had no idea of their unique and amazing history. These are some of the resources I found while researching the setting of Kincaid’s Hope. After learning about Sears Catalogue and Honor Bilt homes, I knew Maude Henry’s home was more than a setting, it was also a character in its own right.
http://architecture.about.com/cs/buildingplans/a/searsplans.htm http://www.arts-crafts.com/archive/kithome/rt-searskits.shtml http://www.oldhousejournal.com/inside_the_sears_house/magazine/1351 http://www.oldhouseonline.com/paint-colors-for-sears-houses/ http://www.oldhouseweb.com/architecture-and-design/community-of-sears-homes.shtml