Courage of Fear by Barbara Boyer is her debut novel illustrates how one person can show both courage and strength in their life.  Publisher: Ocean Moon Publishing, January 2009

Angela Hearly-Peterson had it all–a beautiful, adoring husband, a mansion in the Hollywood Hills, even a Pulitzer Prize for her bestselling inspirational memoir Wrestling With the Demons. Little does Angela know it’s all about to come crumbling down. Her husband Jackson–the beloved “moon to her sea”–has a secret gambling problem and has lost their entire fortune. In debt to Las Vegas casinos, he commits an almost unspeakable act that will send Angela’s life into a downward spiral. She flees the West Coast for her family compound on Nantucket, where she plans to end the miserable charade that her life has become. The island remains home to people who still love Angela and remember the little girl she used to be before fame and fortune struck. One man in particular has been waiting for her return. Leo, her unrequited high school boyfriend, still holds a torch for Angela and believes that they will end up together. Slowly, the motley group of islanders bands together to coax Angela back from the edge.

Oh man, I had to wait a couple of minutes before I can finish reading the last few pages.  This inspirational story bought flowing tears to my eyes and will capture your heart.  I really loved this story.  My rating: 5 stars

*new-to-me author

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