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Watching the Water

Book 1 of The Heart Tide Series, an historical romance that takes place during the depression.

, Julianna Sheffield is a rogue wave, one that doesn't want to land on the shore it seems destined for. It's 1934 and the currents pushing her include an unscrupulous father determined to keep the family solvent during the Great Depression, a mother suffocated by the bubble of high society, and a greedy fiance' named Leyton, who is proving why his name rhymes with Satan.

Julianna longs to chart a different course. She wants to help the widows, farmers, and polio victims her family forced into the bread lines. She wants to exchange teacups for drinking milk from the jug. And she dreams of a man named Jace McAllister, another rogue wave who wants to love her but fights the seas bringing them together.

Jace also has a heart for those who are Depression-weary, but his method of helping includes retribution. His reasons are his own, but connected to Julianna's family and his solution put him in trouble with the law. For this seemingly doomed couple, moving forward brings on storms of rage, moral dilemmas, and difficult personal growth.

Their love could be the kind that is impossible to live out. . .or the kind from which legends are born. The outcome of their journey depends on how carefully they navigate the waters.

Donna Gentry Morton

Donna Gentry Morton lives in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, a proud resident of the rural community of "Ducktown," which is close enough to Atlanta to enjoy it, and far enough away to ignore it. Widowed from the love of her life, John, she strives to carry on as he would want her to, which includes enjoying time with their two sons and other close-knit family, her supportive circle of gal pals, and her menagerie of pets. She often writes with two parrots sitting on her shoulders. She holds a B.S. degree in Journalism from East Tennessee State University and has been a professional writer for more than 25 years, writing for radio, television, newspaper, websites, and retail and industrial marketing. She is the recipient of 10 Excellence in Advertising awards for creative writing and has had her work appear in numerous publications.

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