Promise of a Man by Michael Lindley
Trying to move beyond the betrayal of those he has loved, a man finds his life will require its own measure of deceit and compromises.
Mathew Coulter is a reluctant war hero from the battlefields of France in WWI, heir to a family fortune borne of the illegal liquor trade in Prohibition-era Atlanta, and seemingly doomed to be abandoned or betrayed by the women he loves. Seeking sanctuary in the remote village of Grayton Beach on the northern Gulf Coast of Florida in 1926, he wants nothing more than to leave the past behind and take time to set a new course in his life.
Soon he finds himself caught up in the struggles of several local inhabitants of the little town that bring him to face bitter life choices; a divorced innkeeper who is caring for her blind and gifted granddaughter, abandoned by her mother who is off in a downward spiral of drinking, drugs and dangerous men in New Orleans; a scheming gangster and his promiscuous wife on the run from the law and his rivals in the North; and a beautiful young woman who again steals his heart, but whose motives become increasingly suspect.
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- First submitted Sept. 30, 2009
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