Reading & Signing
Thursday, November 21st @ 7pm
A single mother with an Asperger’s child tries to escape her past and keep her daughter safe.
Samantha Deveaux escaped a brush with drug addiction as a teen in the western city of Billings, Montana, only to wind up pregnant by her still dealing boyfriend at nineteen. With her mother’s help, she achieved her high school math teaching degree while still raising her daughter, Audie. Now she’s ready to launch her plan to achieve safety and security for herself and Audie. Step one? Achieve tenure in whatever town will hire her. Step two? Move to a town with better services for Audie.
Her ex, who wanted nothing to do with Audie before she was born, has been released from prison in Tennessee, and is determined to get his own life back on track. That includes seeing his daughter. Samantha is quite determined to keep him away from what she considers her fragile Asperger’s daughter.
But Choteau, Montana may not be as easy to leave as Samantha is planning. A horse named Misty, a rancher named Jarod, and a community of people who are more than willing to reach out and help, challenge her assumptions about small-town living.
Samantha needs to learn some hard truths about acceptance and belief in other people before she can ever reach a point of finding home.
Finding Home is a sweet story about a woman who needs to learn to trust again, set against the reality of small-town life in Montana. If you enjoy sweet women’s fiction with romantic elements, you’ll enjoy this book.
Casey Dawes writes emotional contemporary women’s fiction and romance with real people with real problems discovering real love. Backdrops include her home state of Montana, and other places she’s lived, worked, or traveled to, including coastal California.
She lives in one of four of Montana’s big cities on the banks of the Clark Fork River.
She writes most of her books sitting on the couch watching the daily deer parade, birds at the feeder, and glimpsing eagles, osprey, herons and the occasional fox.
When not writing, she is a substitute teacher at a local school and provides services to other self-published authors through Concierge Self-Publishing. In her spare (?) time, she knits, quilts, bakes bread, and otherwise pretends she’s domestic.
She and her husband love to travel—mostly by car—to discover unique American sites off the beaten trail. Who knows, maybe she’ll be in your neck of the woods some day!