First Chapter of 'The Clouds Aren't White'

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First Chapter of 'The Clouds Aren't White'

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Take a first look at "The Clouds Aren't White' with this complimentary first chapter. If you'd like to read more please visit Amazon.com to order your copy!

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Here you will find the volitile and emotional first chapter of my debut novel, 'The Clouds Aren't White.' 

Emmeline MacArthur is in the eye of the storm, a period of calm in the unstable life of political intrigue.  As soon as the future looks clear, three shots from an old revolver shatter her precarious peace.  In minutes Emmeline is plucked from picking dandelions with her daughter, Sophie, to standing next to the steel grave of her husband and his bullet ridden body.   In the months that pass, the assassin’s trail goes cold.  Emmeline founders in a quiet depression, paralyzed by guilt and tormented by hazy nightmares.  Grief leaves Emmeline adrift, barely able to be a mother.  Tensions rise within the family and from without, culminating in Emmeline fleeing to Scotland, clinging to what she believes to be her husband’s last wish.    In the wilds of Scotland, Emmeline is confronted by more than she bargained for.  The distance does nothing to alleviate her pain and Sophie becomes ever more distant and petulant.  Emmeline stumbles through the process of grief, juggling work, motherhood, in-laws, and the notion of loving another man.    Emmeline MacArthur’s story is about love, the love which bonds a family, that compels a mother’s sacrifice, and the love which creates the framework of grief.  The Clouds Aren’t White forces the question, what if the worst were to happen?