This novel has a contemporary setting in a real place - Wear’s Valley – just west of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, on the Tennessee side. It is the story of the romance between Sela Gordon, a shy owner of a general store, and Ben Jernigan, an ex-military recluse who feels compelled to warn Sara that the power grid is fixing to collapse. “Linda Howard writes such beautiful love stories. Her characters are always so compelling... she never disappoints.” - Julie Garwood. "As hot romance sizzles between the pair, steadily mounting panic among those trying to survive the crisis keeps the pages turning. This frighteningly realistic tale will have readers riveted." - Publishers Weekly. "This new collaboration between Howard and Jones weaves a moving love story into a community’s journey through hardship and sacrifice. The worldbuilding in this romantic thriller clearly shows how a cataclysmic event brings these self-imposed loners, and their community, together." - Library Journal. "Linda Howard is a superbly original writer. Linda Howard writes with power, stunning sensuality and a storytelling ability unmatched in romance drama. Every book is a treasure for the reader to savor again and again.” - Iris Johansen. Linda Howard has written many best-selling novels. She lives in Gadsden, Alabama. Linda Jones has written more than 70 novels and lives in Huntsville, Alabama.
New York: William Morrow, 2020. 384 pages. Hardback in dust jacket.