New Beginnings

An Inspirational Novel

by Claudia J. Caporale



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/3/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9798385010134
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9798385010141
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9798385010158

About the Book

Rachel Harper is a widow in her mid-fifties who has just returned to Key West to spend a quiet week reflecting on her memories of her husband, Paul, and contemplating the future. Instead, she finds herself in the middle of an annual festival celebrating Ernest Hemingway’s life.

After she has an unexpected encounter with Flash, a charming yet gaunt, frail man who asks her to breakfast, Rachel graciously accepts, even though her heart is still intertwined with her husband’s. As she battles guilt that leaves her in flux, Rachel wonders what Paul would think of her moving on after two years of grieving and being alone. When Flash reveals his real name in a second date and her life comes full circle, Rachel’s emotions fluctuate from empathy to excitement and infatuation to confusion. After returning home to contemplate her visit, Rachel becomes torn between keeping her independence or beginning a relationship with a wounded soul. Realizing her heart is conflicted, she turns to God for guidance with the hope that he will provide the answers she needs.

In this inspirational story, a middle-aged widow returns to Key West to reflect on her past and future and meets a gentleman who prompts her to contemplate a new beginning.

About the Author

Claudia J. Caporale has a passion for writing that highlights a lifetime of experiences to include award-winning short stories in two anthology books and three published books. She has been published in various magazines, has been a member of FWA and SCBWI in Florida, and led critique groups within those venues. Claudia currently writes articles for her community newspaper in Texas where she lives with her dog, Mari.