Sometimes a Lie Reveals a Larger Truth
By: TouchPoint Press
Though Kile's debut novel is a romance, overarching themes of self-reliance, redemption, and self-acceptance make it perfect for readers of clean, contemporary romances. Readers who enjoyed the "Virgin River" series by Robyn Carr will find themselves falling in love with the complexity of the characters and the explorations of spirituality, destiny, loss, mental health, and choice.
"Allegheny Front" is also a love letter to rural Appalachia, with vivid imagery highlighting the region's beauty and supporting characters who embody the best traits of the people that live there. Kile said, "I was born and raised in Appalachia. The terrain is rugged yet beautiful — the people are gossipy, prideful, and stubborn. However, they are also the most loyal, resilient, and compassionate people you will ever meet. My book honors not only the beautiful landscape of the Appalachian Terrain but the people who work and live in those valleys."
About the Book
After a grueling school year, Kate escapes to Pocahontas County, WV to rest and rejuvenate. Unfortunately, a hundred-year flood hits and turns her vacation into an emergency evacuation. After relocating to a mountaintop resort, she finds an unconscious man in the woods, a man whose face she would recognize anywhere, her celebrity crush, Jeremy Fulton. When Jeremy regains consciousness, he introduces himself as Tim Jones, and confides that he came into the wilderness to escape his hectic life. As they grow closer, Kate deals with the conundrum, can she let him know how she feels without telling him she knows his true identity.
About the Author
Laurel was born and raised in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. When she is not writing or working her day job as a high school math teacher, she loves spending time with her wonderful husband and two brilliant daughters. They share their home with two sassy pound kitties and a loyal rescue mutt.
About the Publisher
TouchPoint Press is a traditional publisher of fiction and nonfiction. Our staff is comprised of professionals whose collective experience in publishing, editing, journalism, design, and marketing set the stage behind our growing list of published titles. We are proud to work with talented authors and strive to be as innovative and energetic as possible from acquisitions to promotion before and after publication.
Chelsea Pieper, Media Liaison for TouchPoint Press