RIVERBEND

Thompson, Tess

Published by Booktrope Editions, 2013
ISBN 10: 162015319X / ISBN 13: 9781620153192
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Synopsis: Annie Bell never expected to get as lucky as the day she was made head chef of Riversong, the hottest restaurant to hit her quaint Oregon town. What starts as a quiet gig, quickly grows as Annie’s reputation soars to new heights and she becomes known as one of the best chefs in the Pacific Northwest. But the publicity brings unwanted attention. One day she receives a threatening phone call from her abusive ex-boyfriend, Marco. Learning he is out on parole breeds terror in Annie. Even more disturbing is the realization that Marco is hungry for revenge, blaming her for his ten-year imprisonment. Fearing for her life and that of her young son, Annie reluctantly accepts help from Drake Webber, a handsome and wealthy recluse who hides a dark history of his own. Author Tess Thompson reunites the colorful cast of endearing characters from her bestselling novel, Riversong, and takes readers on a journey of faith, friendship and ultimately, love. This is a story that proves through the power of community, we can overcome insurmountable grief and stand strong. Riverbend is a reader’s escape, blending love, laughter, friendship, suspense and gourmet food while reminding that it’s never too late for second chances.

From the Author: Riverbend

I wrote this book after my first husband moved out of our house. During the long weekends when my daughters were with him, I sat at my keyboard and wrote Annie's story. She was and is one of my favorite characters--she's so full of doubt and worry, just like me. Also, like me, she has a passion for an art form (cooking) that isn't always an easy path. I love the way she mothers Alder and her big, soft heart. I poured a lot of my love for my daughters into their story. A single mom trying like crazy to make a good life for her little boy.

It broke my heart to write Drake's story. What happens to him is every parent's worst nightmare. His decision to hide away from the world and wither away to nothing is completely understandable. Yet, he learns to live again when he falls in love with Annie and Alder. To me, this is a story of the ultimate redemption through love. Our painful past is not erased and it certainly informs our present, but if we're offered love, we must always take it. To love is to live.

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Title: RIVERBEND
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Publication Date: 2013
Book Condition: Good

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