The Words Between Us
:Robin Windsor has spent most of her life under an assumed name, running from her family's ignominious past. She thought she'd finally found sanctuary in her rather unremarkable used bookstore just up the street from the marina in River City,...
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:Robin Windsor has spent most of her life under an assumed name, running from her family's ignominious past. She thought she'd finally found sanctuary in her rather unremarkable used bookstore just up the street from the marina in River City, Michigan. But the store is struggling and the past is hot on her heels.
When she receives an eerily familiar book in the mail on the morning of her father's scheduled execution, Robin is thrown back to the long-lost summer she met Peter Flynt, the perfect boy who ruined everything. That book--a first edition Catcher in the Rye--is soon followed by the other books she shared with Peter nearly twenty years ago, with one arriving in the mail each day. But why would Peter be making contact after all these years? And why does she have a sinking feeling that she's about to be exposed all over again?
With evocative prose that recalls the classic novels we love, Erin Bartels pens a story that shows that words--the ones we say, the ones we read, and the ones we write--have more power than we imagine.
Erin Bartels is an author, a freelance editor, and a copywriter for an independent publishing house in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2014, she was a finalist in the Saturday Evening Post's Great American Fiction Contest with her story "This Elegant Ruin." She is a board member for the Capital City Writers Association, a member of the Women's Fiction Writers Association, and the features editor of WFWA's newsletter, Write On. Author of The Intentional Writer, Erin blogs at www.ErinBartels.com and speaks at writers conferences. For updates and information on new releases, follow her on Twitter @Eri