"She was the one then and nothing changed in the time in between."
â®â®â®A story of past decisions gone awry, secrets that change directions, and emotional second chances, this gripping love story is what happens when two paths again collide. The final standalone title in New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashleyâs Magdalene Series, THE TIME IN BETWEEN is a rich, heartfelt love story available now!â®â®â®
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About THE TIME IN BETWEEN (Magdalene Series #3):
After a painful loss, Cady Moreland is coming to Magdalene to start the next chapter of her life. A chapter that began eighteen years ago but had a heartbreaking ending. The time in between was full of family and friendship, but Cady could never get the man she fell in love with all those years ago out of her heart.
Coert Yeager has learned to live without the girl who entered his life right when she shouldnât and exited delivering a crippling blow he never would have suspected. The time in between was full of failing to find what he was missingâ¦and life-altering betrayal.
But when that girl shows up in Magdalene and buys the townâs beloved lighthouse, even if Coert wants to avoid her, he canât. A fire in town sparks a different kind of flame that wonât be ignored.
As Cady and Coert question the actions of the two young adults they once were thrown into earth-shattering circumstances, can they learn from what came in between and find each other again?
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I took in the mess of the large, circular room we were in and at first saw nothing but the messâdecaying furniture, a soot-covered stone fireplace, a kitchen that might have been put in in the forties but had not only not been touched the last nine years, it perhaps had not been touched the last nineteen (or more).
Then I saw more.
The extraordinarily carved railing to the sweeping wood staircase that ran the curved side of the house. The red brick walls. The plank wood floors.
âOnce upon a time, long ago,â the realtor was suddenly talking wistfully, âsomeone loved this place. Put that love into building it. Put that love into keeping it. Nine years and more when no one really gave a whit, and still you can see it once had a lot of love.â
You could see that.
âItâs got a basement, more like a big crawl space,â the agent declared, surprising me with his quick change in tone back to businesslike and informative. âThe furnace is down there. You can get down there through a door in the floor. The furnace was put in a while back, and full disclosure, though an inspection will catch it, it probably needs to be replaced.â
Through his words I stared at the fireplace, which scoured would be magnificent, and I noticed it didnât have a chimney as such, but the smoke probably went out a vent in the wall.
âThis floor has a powder room under the stairs,â the realtor kept on. âYou can look at it if you want, but if you wanna save yourself that, Iâll just tell you straight, it needs to be gutted.â
I decided to take his word for it and told him that.
He looked relieved when I did before he stated, âPlace has a garage, two car. Not in good condition, but think you saw that. Still, itâs close to the house and thereâs a covered walkway to that door over there.â
With a breeze that plastered my jacket to me on a sunny, early spring day, I did not doubt that.
âGarage has a loft space above it, which could be renovated as a studio rental if youâve a mind to do that sort of thing. As for the property itself, it also has a building where the generators are stowed,â the realtor carried on. âHook up for a washer and dryer and good space in there. Lots of it for storage. Which is good because thereâs not a lot of storage in here for tools and Christmas decorations and whatnot.â
I glanced around seeing he was right. There wasnât even enough cabinetry to house the things a decent cook would need in her kitchen. Though there was room for them. In fact, if you fought back the gloom, there was quite a bit of room.
âAnd thereâs a place outside, could call it a studio, could call it a mother-in-law house,â he shared. âWhatever, itâs got goodly space, two bedrooms, big kitchen. Could be renovated to be a guest house. Or like I said, a studio if youâre artsy. Or you could rent it out like a B and B. Iâll show you all of that after we have a look at the lighthouse.â
âThanks,â I replied.
âNow, since I mentioned full disclosure, you have to know it all,â the realtor continued.
Slowly, my eyes went to him.
When they did, he launched in. âLike I said, itâs automated. And like I said, you wonât really have to concern yourself with the functionality of that unless the electricity goes out, but then the generators automatically kick in. There are two. But youâll need to keep fuel on hand to keep them going in case a blackout lasts awhile. And just to say, this is coastal Maine. We get weather. Blackouts can last awhile.â
When I nodded to share I took that in, he kept going.
âAnd if youâre, say, away on vacation, you need to make sure someone is playing backup in such a case.â
âOkay,â I replied when he stopped talking, thinking this probably wasnât a good thing since I knew no one in Maine (or not anyone who wanted to know me) and thus couldnât call on anyone to do something like that.
I also didnât hold high hopes Iâd make friends and win people. I hadnât had a lot of success in that in my life.
And last, although Patrick believed it completely, I held no hope that the reason I was out there was going to come to fruition.
That being me having a happy ending.
That being what Patrick thought would be my happy ending.
Which might mean Iâd have someone, a certain someone, or actually two (at least), even though I knew I never would.
About Kristen Ashley:
Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn't taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen's Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.
Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she's blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).
Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.
And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.