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Publisher Description

Melanie runs away. From conflict. From pain. From reality. 
When novelist Melanie Vander faces a looming deadline, she decides it’s time for an escape to an inspiring, novel-worthy locale. She’s not running away. Really. She just needs time to focus. But as she disappears into her writing, she encounters a man whose tenderness leaves her reeling. Engaging and wise, psychologist Elliot Hammond tempts Melanie to question everything, including her marriage.

But that’s ridiculous. Dr. Hammond isn’t even…real.

Melanie’s husband, Craig, has his own problems, including a recession that’s threatening his business. Waning finances, a looming home foreclosure, and a wife who’s checked out emotionally, has Craig feeling as though he’s carrying his burdens alone. When his client, the beautiful and single Serena Buchanan, offers him a solution to his financial woes, he’s tempted by more than her offer of a business solution. 

At a crossroads, Melanie and Craig seem headed in opposite directions.

As Melanie runs away from her problems by escaping into her own fictional world, Craig dives into his struggles, seeking God for strength and healing for his marriage. Ultimately, Melanie must choose whether she’ll check out completely, or allow her characters to lead her home.

Fiction & Literature
April 1
Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Customer Reviews

jessie/boston ,


Incredibly satisfying and a page turner. I could not put this book down until I knew how the story ended. I cried and prayed and sought God in a closer way - if a Christian writer can do that, it's a winner! What a blessing to read Yttrup!

Trena10 ,


Wow - what a book- as you are caught up in the emotions and situations of the characters you also find yourself reflecting on your own life situations and where they have taken you in your journey

Shanakyle ,


This book was horrible. It took me forever to get through because it was so slow and couldn't hold my attention for long. I don't think I've ever read a book which I've disliked so much. Trust me, I've read a ton. Don't waste your time. I wish I hadn't.

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