Phyllis DeMarco's first novel, In the Way of Grace, was first published in 2003.
Annalee Harrison is blonde, talented, and gorgeous, an up-and-coming starlet with the world at her feet...and she's in trouble. Pregnant with the child of a married bandleader who has just fired her, she knows her career is over...until her wily manager comes up with a plan to save them both.
Sheriff John Calaway is not happy with his job, because lately it has come to mean putting decent people out on the street. The Depression has hit his hometown hard, but he finds hope in the lovely form of a stranded platinum blonde.
Torn between her growing love for a small town man and her manager's big plans for the future, Annalee must let her heart decide where she belongs...and hope the truth of her condition will not destroy the only love she's ever known. 94 Pages
Clara Grace cannot recall the traumatic events that brought her to this desolate Canadian beach. As debris washes ashore, memories flash through her mind: a terrible storm...men swept to their deaths...the deep, menacing darkness of the lunatic sea. Cold and alone, she only knows she must wait for the man who promised never to leave her.
For Captain William McTavish, life alone was simple, so he thought, until Clara Grace came to work aboard his ship. Something in her eyes, something in the music from her old violin, broke through his hardened heart...he'd found his kindred spirit.
Torn from each other by the white hurricane that has devastated the Great Lakes, will they find their hard-won love can somehow lead them home?