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Have you ever bartered products or services? What would you say if someone exchanged Indian pottery for their accountant’s tax services? Is that bartering? Could they be taxed? Well, they can. And that’s what IRS examiner Sarah Hunter is assigned to do, when she descends upon a small river town in Iowa, like a fox in a hen house, to investigate potential tax resisters, who barter. Her mission is clear. Get the government’s money. But, is the big government machine right? Or, do these small town neighbors have the key to survival? As the lovely Sarah Hunter pursues the truth, she must deal with the man she left waiting in Chicago. Then there are the men in Clayton. The one who saved her life, another who stoked her passion, and a third who gave her a precious gift, meant for another woman. How do these experiences affect her work, and her decisions, as she discovers secrets within the community, even its resident’s do not know? Only one man, hidden in the shadows, holds the clue. How will her decisions impact the man she has come to love, and her ability to keep the secret he shared with her? Will the government use her to destroy his friends and the community?
Want more romantic suspense in your life? New Beginnings, Book 2 of the Secrets of Clayton County Trilogy will keep you turning just over 300 pages of the kind of suspense that keeps you on the edge of… romance! If you like suspense all tossed up with romance, you will like New Beginnings. Sarah Hunter has made some life choices: leave her position with the IRS and walk away from an exciting, romantic connection in Chicago – which just happened to turn cold and ugly. There is no certainty of what she will find when she returns to the sleepy little Iowa town. There are still Secrets in Clayton County and somehow Sarah seems to be just the person to uncover them, but little did she expect to be whisked away in the night and thrown in a dark, cold jail cell, nor did she expect a suspicious fire would play a large part in her future.
The Saga of Sarah Crodin continues… once she embraced the cultural heritage founded in bartering throughout rural America – she and Kent age gracefully; however, her children, Wendy and Teddy, experience roads less traveled. Headstrong Wendy keeps her vow to leave Clayton County, seeking a career in large animal veterinary medicine. The University of Kentucky in Lexington calls and Daddy’s girl suddenly finds herself following her mother’s footsteps. Will she return to Clayton County? According to her brother, Teddy, that will never happen. Teddy is happy to remain in Clayton; Wilma’s cafe is his home and Zoey, his lifelong buddy. His life is uprooted when Zoey suddenly announces she is leaving town. The going is rough and gets worse as love finds him feeling awkward and inadequate. Can he grow up quickly enough to make love happen? Zoey feels there is no future in Clayton County and heads for business school in Indianapolis, replacing her old life for a new one. Love, however, has a way of calling us home. The wisdom of her mother, Niki, shows Zoey that she is her own worst enemy…clearly conniving and scheming won’t work when it comes to matters of the heart. Will Zoey’s manipulation get her man to the alter – or will it backfire on her?