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Sanctuary

Josephine Allen

Publisher: Josephine Allen

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Summary

Escaping her abusive husband Steve, Sharon finds sanctuary with Matt, the “mad hermit”, in his rural retreat under the mountain named Cloudmaker. 
But Matt has a good reason to be a hermit. His demons are even worse than hers, and now they’re reaching out from the past to threaten them, just as they’re beginning to find solace in each other. 
And Steve, who threatened to kill her if she left him, is close behind... (51,220 words)

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