“Some of the most important things happen when you stop along the way…”
It’s 1959 — and although the country is poised at the edge of a tidal wave of social change, Billy Ray Davenport’s life is still traditional and predictable. He’s about to spend the summer months in Orchard Hill, working with the local physician before he goes to medical school in the fall. Billy Ray has visited the small Southern town several times, when he accompanied his father, a widowed traveling minister. But this summer, he will stick around long enough to run headlong into Lizzy Quinlan, Orchard Hill’s bad girl.
As Billy Ray gets to know her, he’s surprised to find an unexpected kindred spirit under her alluring appearance. She shows an indomitable inner strength, quirky bursts of wisdom, and a simple sensuality that intrigues him. Pitfalls await this unlikely pair, however—problems that go deeper than his strict father’s concerns or the small town gossip. Lizzy’s past can’t help but shape her future, and ready or not, this beautiful and complex mystery girl is about to change Billy Ray’s life—and his heart—forever.
At the Edge of the Sea is a coming of age story set in a simpler time – a realistic tale told by an idealistic young man.
“Captivating in its intensity and honesty…” (Publisher’s Weekly)
Winner of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award in both Romance and Chick-Lit categories.