The River Within
Three women. Three lies. One chance to tell the truth.
For thirty years Foreign Correspondent Greer Madison has competed brilliantly in a man's world. But the hardships of a life spent reporting from war zones have caught up to her and she returns to the States to recuperate at the home of her best friend, Darlene Richardson.
Darlene has secrets of her own and for the first time in their thirty-year friendship keeps Greer at a distance. Kate, Darlene's spontaneous, willful daughter is desperate to bring her struggling family together after the death of her brother, Chris. The bonds the three women share are strained, reforged, and ultimately strengthened as they struggle to choose between the lives they think they should have and the lives they want. But first they must choose whether to stay on the safety of the known shore or to dive into the uncharted but healing waters of The River Within.
About Baxter Clare Trautman (San Luis Obispo, California Author)
Trautman wrote the seven-book L.A. Franco mystery series, The River Within, and Spirit of the Valley. After earning a master's degree in biology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo she promptly turned her hand to writing. Her stories live in rough places - South Central L.A., war zones in the Middle East, the Big Sur mountains - with characters raw around the edges.
Trautman says of her writing, that “if readers would rather be moved than distracted, and care about hope more than happily ever after, then they’ve found their author.” A practicing wildlife biologist, she lives in central California with her wife, dogs, cats, and chickens. Trautman is a Lambda Literary Award finalist, GCLS Award finalist, and Rainbow Award Winner.