In Book 3 of the Riverwood series, Signs of Life, it’s time to meet some new characters.
Readers were introduced to Asha Hamilton Hadley, estranged twin sister of Alix Hamilton, in Book 2, A Bitter Wind Blows, when Asha and her husband, Tim Hadley, traveled from their home in rural Vermont for a Tennessee reunion with Asha’s boarding-school suitemates.
The seed was planted when both Asha and Tim fell in love with Tennessee during their stay with Ronnie Chandler, co-owner of Horse Country Real Estate and co-developer of Riverwood, an upscale equestrian community.
Asha, a former Olympic-caliber event rider, was introduced to the low-key pleasures of trail riding through Big South Fork’s spectacular scenery and…yup, you guessed it…the seed germinates in Signs of Life.
Readers will love Tim and wish he could leap right off the pages! Book 4, Ride A Pale Horse, is the current work in process and Tim is, indeed, a character in it.
Not only is Tim a very talented and experienced carpenter, he’s full of Yankee wisdom and practical solutions. Asked if he can help with some stump grinding, he replies that all you need to do is drill some holes in the stump and, over a period of about six weeks, keep pouring the cheapest oil you can find into the holes, saturating the stump. Then lay a bag of charcoal briquets on top of the stump, light a match and let nature do the rest.