Valentine 2019 Countdown with @lovingthebook
Day 13 – Autumn Wings by Stan Crowe
Stan published his first book at age 5, when he managed to win a local writing contest for the library.
He’s matured (slightly) since then, and has switched from writing about a boy and his dog, to clean contemporary romance, murder mysteries, and light fantasy/sci-fi.
Along with his wife, 9 (and counting) children, and a ninja cat, he inhabits a place with a pair of national parks in his backyard.
He considers himself really rather blessed.
Jim Sharp is the only widower in the senior class of Mendon State University. Still reeling from the tragedy that claimed the love of his life, he struggles to pick up the pieces and close his heart forever to love.
When an otherworldly encounter places him squarely in the path of new love, Alex sees no way to give his crushed heart away a second time.
His wife, however, has other plans.
When I asked her about it later, my wife told me she regretted dying childless and leaving me alone. I wasn’t in a position to fix either of those. She, however, had other plans.
A year ago, my marriage, my plans, and my will to live ended with three seconds of freefall and an abrupt stop. I’d watched my wife’s death so many times in my dreams that I no longer woke screaming. No, all I had left was numb darkness; because really, what else mattered now?
After all, it hadn’t been my fault.