During the 1800s, America’s prosperous south was more than just a political tinderbox; it was thought to be the very essence of romance and a place of unbridled desire and intense passion. For the widowed Mrs. Hathcock and her daughters, though, it would become a time of immense trepidation and would present to them a dark foreboding of what would soon come.
After the death of her husband, the Hathcocks face a dire financial situation and find themselves threatened by the one thing that scares them the most—poverty. The thought of losing everything eventually drives the Hathcock ladies to develop clever new ways of surviving in this grim and terrifying new world.
The lovely Ashlynn Hathcock is soon courted by a confidant William Houston, and together they discover romance during an era of discord. Meanwhile, her sister Caroline says goodbye to her heart’s treasure and secret love, Connor Burroughs.
Before long, another suitor arrives on the scene, and Northland Cottage is set to erupt as bottled-up tensions and red hot tempers flare. The hope of young love continues to burn bright; but for both sisters, romance may come with a price too great to endure.
“Embodied with a gift for words, A.P. Maddox delivers a finely-tuned romance novel teeming with wonderfully blended characters, vibrant settings, and ultra-vivid details,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC. “Dedicated fans of the venerable Jane Austen’s classic Sense and Sensibility are sure to find a new home at—Northland Cottage: Where the Heart Comes Home.”
A.P. Maddox lives in Gilbert, Arizona with her husband and four children. She was raised on the stories and music of earlier generations, and it is this nostalgia and appreciation for the past, made more accessible in a contemporary voice, that Maddox wishes to bring to young, new audiences.