The Storm Within – (Book One, Women of Whitfield series)
They say, 'lightning doesn’t strike twice.' But they’re wrong. Claire Stapleton is living proof. First, she loses her beloved son to war. Then, her husband to another woman. As the life she’s known implodes, she struggles to pick up the pieces – to fit in. And in a small community like Whitfield, that’s harder than she ever dreamed. Overnight, Claire falls from toast of the town to talk of the town. Long-time friends rally around, but confused and off-balance, Claire finds herself traveling a lonely, unfamiliar road without a map. And there are no detour signs to help her get back on the right track. Spiraling on a self-destructive path, Claire fights to find her way – and a reason to start over. They say, ‘what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.’ Could they be right?
About Darlene Deluca (Kansas City, Missouri & Kansas Author)
Darlene Deluca writes contemporary novels that are about people and their relationships – what brings them together or keeps them apart. Her characters are well-rounded women (with some classy heroes sprinkled in) who juggle careers and personal life, and find fulfillment whether it’s through romance or solid I’ve-got-your-back girlfriends. A Kansas native, and proud Jayhawk, she enjoys books, dark chocolate and tea – preferably combined with a sunny day by the pool or at the beach!