Katherine McDermott is the author of Hiding, a suspense romance that won a Daphne du Maurier Award from RWA. This exciting book is set in Paris. She has recently signed another contract with The Wild Rose Press for a historical romance entitled Abbey’s Tale, coming out soon. She is a former high school English teacher, current Adjunct College Professor, and lover of books. She also has two children’s books available at Amazon, The Underwear Tree (chapter book for elementary age) and Les Petits Gardes, a picture book for K-2nd. She co-authored the non-fiction book The Lighthouses of South Carolina with friend and author Margie Clary. This book is available at Arcadia Publishing.
An immigrant from Ireland, Jeremy McKetcheon took the place of a wealthy New Englander drafted into the Union Army during the Civil War. Jeremy, terribly scarred by a shell that set fire to his tent, is now a reclusive lighthouse keeper on an island off the coast of Maine. He is haunted by flashbacks of the war, and never expects to find love, understanding, or acceptance.
Beautiful but blind from birth, Abigail Morrison sees the world through the intricate carvings her father brings back from Lighthouse Island when he takes supplies there. She wonders about the artistic carver and why he hides from the world. But when the opportunity arises for her to visit the island, she and her father are tossed overboard in a raging storm. Having seen their distress from the lighthouse, Jeremy attempts a rescue in the frigid waters, and all their lives are changed forever.
Teresa Worthington escapes her abusive boyfriend, Alex, and flees to Paris to pursue a dream career in art. Alone and wary of men, she gradually makes friends and explores her new home. She is distraught to learn that Alex is still stalking her but is determined to create the life she has always wanted.
Handsome, compassionate, and brave, Serge Gervais, a young Frenchman, slowly wins her trust. He shows her the sights of France and promises to protect her from Alex. Teresa finds herself falling in love for the first time until the unspeakable happens. Alex tracks her down and forces her into the catacombs beneath the city. Will Serge find Teresa in time to prevent Alex's vengeance?