STILLWATER BAY SERIES
The Stillwater Bay series will be sure to touch your heart and faith.
Before the first shots are fired within the walls of Stillwater Elementary School, life went on as normal for five women who were close friends. Their monthly girls’ night was coming up and they couldn’t wait to get together. They all needed this night to run away and be carefree—from their husbands, their children, their church—with no expectations, no responsibilities, where they weren’t mothers or wives.
No one expected their lives to be torn apart, their friendships tested in one short minute when their town is rocked by a danger lurking in their tight-knit community.
As a prequel to Stillwater Rising, this novella gives you a glimpse into the town of Stillwater Bay and its residents. You will see what their lives were like before the storm that descended upon them.
After losing her son in an elementary school shooting that devastates the tight-knit community of Stillwater Bay, Jennifer Crowne finds herself unable to settle back into her role of perfect stay-at-home mom and committee organizer. Meanwhile, her best friend, Mayor Charlotte Stone, struggles to keep the town together, and Charlotte’s husband, the school principal, may not be the hero everyone thinks him to be.
As they try to heal from this irrevocable trauma, Jenn and Charlotte find themselves at a crossroads—within the town and within their friendship. For Jenn, broken and grieving, there is no going back, and she demands that the school be closed so that she can bury the past. Yet Charlotte is equally desperate to hold the town together, fighting the school closure and helping the shooter’s mother regain her place in the community. Jenn and Charlotte’s relationship is put to the ultimate test as each weighs her own interests against the bonds of their friendship.
What kind of life can you live when you know you should be dead? What happens when all your dreams fall apart and it’s a struggle just to get through each day?
Grace Bryar is only alive because she called in sick to work and convinced her best friend to go in her place. She was alive when her friend was dead. That kind of guilt doesn’t go away and in fact, it holds the power to destroy lives.
Camille Bloomin struggles to give her sister time to grieve while keeping their business afloat. Every day she wonders if today is the final straw for Paige and if she’ll walk away – leaving Camille alone. Ever since their parents death, Camille’s focus has been on the family business and her sister – she’s not sure how to change, especially now.
Rocked by the tragedy in their small town, both women discovers that amidst the pain of living with loss, dreams still can come true.
Dreams of Stillwater focuses on members of the small knit community as they learn to heal.
Mayor Charlotte Stone is getting buried alive in the secrets she’s being forced to keep. How long can she continue without falling apart?
Charlotte has worked so hard to rebuild her town of Stillwater Bay after the horrific tragedy of the school shooting just months before. Everyone seems to be healing on their own terms, except for her. How can she though when she knows the real reason for the town’s suffering? When her best friend lied to her? When her husband betrayed her in the worst way possible?
Everything is falling apart and there is nothing Charlotte can do about it – other than accept her husband’s help to rebuild it all by revealing the secrets she so desperately wants to keep. Can she trust him? Does she want to? After all, he’s the reason so many children in their town lost their lives. Can she ever forgive him?
Stillwater Deep focuses on members of the small knit community as they learn to heal.