Nettie's Dream is women's fiction with romantic elements.
When Nettie McPherson had a child at seventeen, her mother whisked her away to another state and the baby was put up for adoption. Now, Nettie, a sixty-year-old widow has returned to her hometown in Maine where she buys a lobster boat and becomes a tour boat captain. Her constant companion is Bo, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever she rescued from the local shelter. Nettie is delighted to be back in New England and to reconnect with her childhood friend, Vi, but Nettie has never revealed her long-kept secret, not even to her best friend.
After receiving a letter from an out-of-state lawyer whose client is someone from Nettie's past, she is determined to follow through and agrees to meet with them in the search for her daughter.
But how will she reveal this long-held secret to Vi... or to Cole, a land developer who arrives in Lobster Bay and captures Nettie's heart?
About Barbara Cairns (Tampa Bay, Florida Author)
Barbara Cairns, a New Englander, is a former teacher and school principal. She worked in Department of Defense schools in Labrador, Germany and Panama before retiring to Florida with her Englishman husband, Ian.
Her children's books include a picture book art series, Gatsby's Grand Adventures, and a rat therapy picture book, The Not So Secret Life of Nimh, A Dumbo Rat. She also has published Cracker Cow, A Narrative of Florida History before debuting her first novel, Nettie's Dream. Barbara is an animal lover, so when she's not writing, she's volunteering at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park