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Donna Milner: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

Somewhere In Between

We're pleased to feature new list of unlikely love stories compiled by Donna Milner, author of After River and the new novel, Somewhere In-Between.

About Somewhere In-Between

Following tragic events from which Juliee O'Dale believes she will never recover, she buys into her husband Ian's dream to give up their comfortable city lives and retreat to the isolated Chilcotin area of British Columbia. Only after purchasing the remote six hundred-acre cattle ranch do they realize that they have inherited the reclusive tenant who occupies and old trapper's cabin on the property. As both Juliee and Ian wrestle with their individual guilt over their deteriorating marriage and their sorrow, they also have to contend with the wilderness at their doorstep and the mysterious tenant, Virgil Blue.

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On first look, neither these books nor my own new book are love stories. It appears that the more common theme here is loss, personal and family tragedy, broken relationships, heartache and heartbreak, rather than romance. War often raises its ugly head.

But on second look, hidden beneath all the sorrows, hardships and conflict, there is also the truth that there is no life without heartache, no romance without heartbreak. At the core of all these novels is the resilience of the hum …

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