A single dad. A woman who’s the victim of emotional abuse from her parents. Love grows and then falters under the weight of rumors and threats to thwart it.
Lacy is tired of losing at love. After her last heartbreak, she struggles to trust again. She doubts if she even deserves love. George returns to his hometown after a nasty divorce. He strives to be an attentive father to his troubled child. With the end of his marriage, he feels he can’t trust any woman ever again.
When George begins booking bands at Misty Mountain where Lacy waits tables, they begin dating and are drawn to one another. Set in the bar, the booker and bartender attempt to forge a relationship.
However, the death of Lacy’s sister ten years earlier creates tension between her and George’s ex-wife, Becca, who threatens to take away George’s visitation rights with his son, Jed, if he continues to date Lacy. When Jed sets fire to George’s house, Lacy and George decide to call it quits, convincing one another that being apart will solve all the problems in their life. Except it only complicates and hinders what they both want. This mountain man and the discouraged woman must face all the forces that threaten to rip them apart.
There is no hope for them unless George can learn to stand up to Becca and do what is best for Jed and himself. And Lacy must face her past and learn she deserves to go where her heart leads.
Misty Mountain, a second chance and small town family romance, is the second book in the Smoky Mountain Romance series where a community of mountain folk band together to make families of their own choosing. Each heartwarming story builds on the idea of community and family as the cornerstone to happiness.
Buy Misty Mountain to enjoy a clean and wholesome psychological romance about parenthood, children, divorce, and second chances set in the embrace of the mountains of North Carolina.
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P.C. Zick describes herself as a storyteller no matter what she writes. And she writes in a variety of genres, including romance, contemporary fiction, and creative nonfiction. She’s won various awards for her essays, columns, editorials, articles, and novels.
The three novels in her Florida Fiction Series contain stories of Florida and its people and environment, which she credits as giving her a rich base for her storytelling. She says, “Florida’s quirky and abundant wildlife—both human and animal—supply my fiction with tales almost too weird to be believable.”
P.C. writes both sweet and steamy romances. The sweet contemporary romances in her Smoky Mountain Romances, are set in southwest North Carolina. Another sweet romance series, Rivals in Love, contains seven stories about finding and keeping love alive. The novels follow the Crandall family of Chicago as the siblings find love despite their focus on successful careers.
Her steamy romances go from Florida to Long Island. The Behind the Love series, set in a small fictional town in Florida, feature a community of people who form bonds as they learn to overcome the challenges of their youth. Her Montauk Romances are set in and around Long Island and feature simple, yet sophisticated beach houses designed with romance in mind. The two books in this set are filled with steamy scenes as love grows and thrives.
Zick offers a variety of nonfiction books, which include a book on vegetable gardening, a compilation of her essays and short stories from her decades-long career as a writer, and a primer for writers on taking an idea and turning it into a published book. She has also published and annotated the journal of her great-grandfather based on his experiences as a Union soldier during the Civil War.
Her novels contain elements of romance with strong female characters, handsome heroes, and descriptive settings. And all of her works express her philosophy of living lightly upon this earth with love, laughter, and passion.
She and her husband split their time between Tallahassee, Florida, and the Smoky Mountains where they enjoy gardening, kayaking, golfing, and hiking.