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Patti Callahan Henry Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Losing the Moon (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where the River Runs (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Light Breaks (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Between the Tides (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Art of Keeping Secrets (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Driftwood Summer (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Love Song (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coming Up for Air (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
And Then I Found You (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stories We Tell (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Idea of Love (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bookshop at Water's End (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Author Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times Bestseller, and her work has been translated into many other languages. Before writing full time, she worked as a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, a job she had before she became pregnant with her first child.

She grew up in Philadelphia as a Presbyterian minister’s daughter, and learned from a young age the value that storytelling has. When she was twelve, her family moved to southern Florida. It was here that Patti found libraries and the sanctuary they provide. She started her steady and slow odyssey of comprehending a story’s power to get through confusing periods in life.

While growing up, she spent summers on Cape Cod, and started to love tides, ocean, the beach, and the coast’s nature.

For undergraduate work, she went to Auburn University, and got her graduate degree from Georgia State University.

Her and her husband have three kids, and they live in Mountain Brook, Alabama as well as Bluffton, South Carolina.

“Losing the Moon” is the first stand alone novel, which was released in the year 2004. Amy Reynolds, like a lot of mothers, anticipated her son bringing home the first serious girlfriend he had to meet his parents. She is shocked to meet who the girl’s father is. It is Nick Lowry, her college boyfriend that stole her heart and soul and left without warning or any explanation at all. She remembers how she felt for Nick, and it still gnaws at her that he was taken away from her.

Life has gone well for Amy since he left. Her teen kids thrive and her marriage is a good one. She loves the gorgeous restored home and the teaching job at the college. She buried her memories of Nick long ago. Now that he has come back, she can’t help but recall that time they spent at the beach, pledging their destinies with each other two decades back.

She misses the young woman that she was at the time, brimming with promise and passion. She is tempted by the life that she might have lived with him, and might still have. Making that choice, however, means betraying everything she holds dear.

Here is an author that some have read everything that she has written, and there isn’t a book they have not liked of hers. Fans of the novel find that this author is able to deliver a great story, one that is realistic enough to happen for real. There are readers who have read this one many times and have been able to see new things each time they have read it.

“Where the River Runs” is the second stand alone novel, which was released in the year 2005. Meridy Dresden used to be fun loving and free spirited. That changed the moment the guy she loved died during a tragic fire. Since the fire, she has carried an awful secret.

Years later, she is married to a great guy and is the mom to a teenage son. She finds out that a friend from her childhood is getting blamed for the fire. She goes back to South Carolina Low Country and gathers all the courage to make the choice that could destroy her good life, the good standing her family has, the contented marriage she has, and all that she has worked very hard to keep safe. Including her very heart.

Fans of the novel, enjoy this author’s style of writing, and this one is no exception to that. The book she writes pull you into things with the writing, making you stay until the conclusion of the book, and you always want more. Some like how it explores complicated relationships and there is an interesting plot to the book.

“When Light Breaks” is the third stand alone novel, which was released in the year 2006. Kara Larson (who is 27 years old) is busy planning her upcoming wedding to a professional golfer. She sets aside time to visit an elderly lady in a nursing home, to help fulfill certain requirements for the Palmetto Pointe Junior Society.

Quickly, she finds the singsong Irish lilt of Maeve Mahoney (a 96 year old lady) to be mesmerizing while the woman tells the tale of her first love in Ireland. Kara wonders, though that it might be that she is telling her version of an ancient tale of legend and myth.

She waits for the story in parts and pieces, and tries to pick out the kernels of truth in it. It draws her in, and it pushes her to remember the first love she had with Jack Sullivan, who was a neighbor when she was a kid. She finds that she is going to have to find out how her story, with Jack, is going to conclude.

Some feel that this one just might be their favorite from this author. Fans of the novel found themselves wanting to get to know the characters and their story while reading the story. The characters are likable, and the main character’s occupation was unknown that added to things and made the story better.

“Between the Tides” is the fourth stand alone novel, which was released in the year 2007. Catherine Leary’s father died nine months ago, and she still has yet to fulfill his final wish; he wanted her to get to the Seaboro River, located in South Carolina, and scatter his ashes. It is the last place she wants to ever visit again, because it was the scene of a tragedy that happened when she was a kid, it was so bad her family had to move. She is paid a visit, on the night of her thirtieth birthday, by someone that was a colleague of her father, at one time, she dated the guy.

She hopes to keep Forrest Anderson from bringing the secrets of her family to light, and goes off to the town in Lowcountry she used to love. It takes her on a trip to the past. It is a journey that may just take her into a brand new life, one of self discovery, love, and forgiveness.

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