Out With the Tide
Lola Faye Arnold, author
Labor Day weekend of 1981, Caroline Carter visits an area near Charleston, South Carolina. She uses her Southern charm to capture the heart of J.P. Andersen, a New Jersey Yankee of Danish extraction. Distance and doubt complicate their relationship as well as Caroline’s haunting thoughts of her father's death; the trauma that has left her with a fear of intimacy. Her emotional conflicts are understood by a good looking international student, Joost Van Ness, a Dutchman who grew up in an affluent home in Spain, but was orphaned as a teen. Caroline finds herself torn between J.P. and Joost but finally chooses her man and comes of age. In the beautiful Lowcountry, Caroline falls deeply in love, but her relationship must weather devastating events, and survive the interference of a gorgeous female, a spoiled, jealous, and deceitful woman who has her claws out for Caroline's man. In the Holy City, Caroline experiences the realm of the supernatural and learns first-hand what the ghostly tales of Charleston are all about. As a young woman, she deals with more tormenting trials than most people would be called to confront in a lifetime. This is a tale of both triumph and tragedy, of love and loss. Caroline Bethany Carter is truly a Southern heroine that you laugh with and cry with and certainly will not forget.