Heart of the Hurricane by May Woodworth
After a recent divorce, Niki retreats to a cottage in Nova Scotia that she inherited from her grandmother, Eliza, and great aunt Johanna. With her teenage daughter, Melissa, in tow, Niki struggles with decisions of what to do next and whether or not an entire career change is in order. At the cottage she discovers her grandmother’s diary and is whisked back into the past, into Eliza and Johanna’s world during the Great August Gales of Nova Scotia, casting a light on her own life she never saw coming.
Extraordinary: Rough Passages, Book 1 by K. M. Herkes
A trip to the traveling carnival with two toddlers and a mobility-challenged parent isn’t most people’s definition of fun, but it’s closer than Valerie Wade usually gets. A few hours kicking sawdust and revisiting favorite childhood memories, that’s all she asks.
It’s her annual treat, a visit back in time to the carefree years before she learned that her blood carries a potential death sentence, before life beat her down and broke her spirit. It’s the one place where she can forget about secrets, debts and obligations for a few hours and remember what hope feels like.
Everything changes that night, under the bright lights and the striped awnings. The monsters and freaks aren’t in the sideshow tents. They’re walking the aisles, and before the carnival is done, Valerie will be taking her place among them.
Powerhouse: Rough Passages, Book 2 by K. M. Herkes
Colonel Marcia Galloway’s job is a challenge on the best of days. She leads Mercury Battalion, a military unit that offers sanctuary to society’s deadliest members.
When a slip in concentration can level buildings or kill thousands, survival depends on self-control. On the worst of days, when discipline breaks and chaos erupts, Marcia is the one who picks up the pieces and punishes the guilty.
Once upon a time, a midlife crisis was a personal thing. These days it can lead to fires, floods, earthquakes, or plagues. For the unlucky few, midlife means starting over with a new body, new abilities, and new responsibilities.