“This Side of Perfect is a triumphant story of enduring love and the courage to overcome the secrets of the past.”
— Christine Nolfi, award-winning author of Treasure Me
This Side of Perfect is next the Kate Harriman series, following Falling Through Trees, and picks up the sisters’ lives one year later. This is a time in Kate’s life when it seemed as if everything should be perfect… yet too quickly, she realizes that life is not as it seems.
Problems with her marriage begin to emerge, a mysterious note arrives, and then the one thing that she loves most is taken away. By the end, Kate learns how just far she will go to save those she loves.
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“Mining the memories of some of Daniel Island’s most precious citizens, Klimavicz has struck treasure.”
— Nicole Seitz, author of seven novels, including The Inheritance of Beauty and The Spirit of Sweetgrass
The Days of Not So Long Ago is a fascinating collection of short stories from some of the oldest residents on Daniel Island, South Carolina.
Fifteen men and women are represented, all between the ages of 82 and 92, born in the north in New York or Pennsylvania, and in the south – Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina. Each story is unique, and every story was shared with humor, love and happiness.
Perhaps these stories will serve as a reminder to understand that times were, truly, once more difficult… when our young men were sent off to fight in battles, and women worked in war plants and later were asked to leave their jobs when they got pregnant and their bellies started to show. Family was foundation and children obeyed their parents.
May their lives teach us the value of history and help us appreciate those who paved the way before us.
Falling Through Trees is the first novel in the Kate Harriman series. It’s a story about two estranged sisters who have no choice but to face each other and learn how to let go of the past.
Kate Harriman is thirteen years older than her sister. She left their small town in Maine long ago to escape her troubled past. One afternoon, Molly calls her and says, “Mom’s been shot”, forcing Kate to head ‘back home’. There, she must face her family and the secrets they share.
Despite their family tragedy, in the end Kate learns the true meaning of love and family, and opens her heart to both.
“Crystal has created a poignant story about a self-made woman who is forced to return to a difficult past that she left long ago and struggles to reconnect to the younger sister she left behind. Through the tragedy of their mother’s attempted suicide, both women learn that life can be good despite the pain, and the sisters ultimately find joy in the secrets they share. A powerful and riveting story that book clubs will be sure to embrace!”
— Jeffrey Stepakoff, award-winning author of Fireworks Over Toccoa
“As a heart-rending story involving two sisters and the imminent death of the mother they share, Falling Through Trees reminds us about the need for both resilience and compassion in our lives. Anyone who has lost a loved one will be moved by the story, as the triumph of the human spirit and sisterly love prevails.”
–Barbara Helen Bartocci, author of Nobody’s Child Anymore
Crystal Klimavicz, Author / Writer “Creating dramatic stories… one word at a time.”