Before the first shots are fired within the walls of Stillwater Elementary School, life went on as normal for five women who were close friends. Their monthly girls' night was coming up and they couldn't wait to get together. They all needed this night to run away and be carefree - from their husbands, their children, their church - with no expectations, no responsibilities, where they weren't mothers or wives.
No one expected their lives to be torn apart, their friendships tested in one short minute when their town is rocked by a danger lurking in their tight-knit community.
This novella gives you a glimpse into the town of Stillwater Bay and its residents. You will see what their lives were like BEFORE the storm that rocked their little community descended upon them.
This is a novella and comes before Stillwater Rising and a portion of proceeds from this novella will be donated to KidsPeace.org to help stop school violence.
This is such a touching story with a great introduction to the characters in Stillwater Rising. The five women you meet are so easy to relate too in their everyday lives (just like you and me). Knowing I was reading the details of their last day with their loves one had me on edge. I grew to love these women and their relationships with one another. I'm anxious to see how they all handle the tragedy in Stillwater Rising and how it affects their relationships. This is a heartfelt story you will enjoying reading and can relate to on one level or another.
Steena Holmes grew up in a small town in Canada and holds a bachelor’s degree in Theology. She is the author of two previous novels, Chocolate Reality and Finding Emma. In 2012, she received the Indie Excellence Award. Holmes enjoys writing stories other mothers of young children can relate to. She currently lives in Calgary with her husband and three daughters and loves to wake up to the Rocky Mountains each morning. Follow the author online: Facebook, Twitter or her website.