From the cold Canadian border, the US1 runs along the east coast with patience.
Throughout its 2,369 miles, it braces itself in the northern winters, sighs with pride in Richmond. It falls west in the Carolinas, to stroke the great smoky mountains with loving eyes. And it’s south, still south, through the marshes and plantations of Georgia.
Finally, it indulges in sun, white sand, and oranges.
The Sunshine State.
Not the fastest way, sure, but if you have time to drive it all the way down, you might find yourself lost in one of the coastal towns that dot the US1 like little jewels.
Maybe that town’s name is Crescent Creek.
These are the stories of its people.
Crescent Creek Bible
All Crescent Creek Novellas have returning characters, but can be read as stand alone.
Erik Axelsson – ex rock star.
Andrea Turner – escaped cult member.
Andrea – I stopped breathing a long time ago.
I was taken into a cult when I was ten, married to the leader’s son at 20.
I learned to fear independence, so I stayed.
Day after day after day.
Until I couldn’t anymore.
So I started running and kept running because he’s after me.
Afraid, alone, hungry, but free.
Until a stranger offered me breakfast. And I said yes.
Erik – The thing I can do best? Living. Hard and to the fullest.
The world had screamed my name, and I lived it all until I got tired of it.
Bought a surf board, a house in my sandy hometown, and started another great life.
Young, rich, and totally free had been working like a charm.
Until I saw that blue tent on the beach.
And my life changed again.
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Scott Andrew Beckett– chef and owner of Scott’s
Daphne Jaqueline “DJ” Sheffield – travel blogger.
At eighteen, DJ made a choice–her heart or her dreams. Neither was wrong, yet either would break her heart. She chose the world. Over a decade later, she returns to Crescent Creek and to the one regret she’s ever had–Scott.
Scott’s always been steady as a rocky reef. He’d loved once and when she’d left, his strong heart had crumbled like a sandcastle. Now DJ is back, and Scott wants nothing to do with her. If only Eva, his and DJ’s old friend, didn’t need their help. Because of her, he’s stuck with DJ and he’d be damned, she still gets under his skin.
DJ is a free spirit who needs the road under her feet. Scott is a family man who wants to groom his roots. With danger on their doorstep and a baby to keep safe, how much are they willing to compromise for love?
Rhett Andrew Beckett – manager and part owner of Beckett Family Farms. Scott’s younger brother.
Florence Harper – British photographer.
Thou shalt not steal.
Oh, but Florence had, and would do so one last time. Ten pieces her grandfather painted for her because he loved her. Ten pieces her mother lost, along with anything else, for loving the wrong man. She couldn’t get back everything he’d wasted away, but she’d be damned if she’d give up those paintings.
Easy and genuine, Rhett loves his life–his family, his market, his town. Until he meets a British woman with grey eyes and a cute little smile. The woman he’s been waiting for. The thing is, to love her is easy, but can he trust her?
When Rhett pushes to uncover her agenda, Flo knows she will lose something–the man she loves or what she’d been fighting for years. Which road will she choose?
Aidan Murphy – sculptor and Rhett’s best friend
Charlotte O’Brien – sheriff.
Adam May – eldest brother, baker, and co-owner of Bread and Butter.
Joseph May – middle brother, baker, and co-owner of Bread and Butter.
Delilah May – younger sister, and co-owner of Bread and Butter.