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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Family Life / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:348
  • Hardcover ISBN:9798350900101

Raine, Raine Went Away

A Novel

by Katherine Taulman Vaughan

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Raine Moss knew she had found the man of her dreams. Hartley Moss caused the pieces of her shattered life to fit together like an intricate puzzle. But after the court declared Raine incompetent, Hartley, her abusive husband took control of her assets, and his wife's diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's. Dementia, addiction, trafficking, and abuse are themes scattered throughout the story, but inside Etta's garden, we learn there are miracles, even though some are bittersweet.
RAINE MOSS was losing her mind, and only her sister, Dorsey, suspected it was due to something other than a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's. However, Raine's charming husband, Hartley, is a master at deception. When Raine suddenly inherits the family's ancestral home in North Georgia, Hartley shows his true colors and threatens to sell it to care for his wife in Atlanta at her assisted-living facility, Waterhaven. Dorsey knows it's to settle gambling debts. Dorsey and the Dudley women battle him in court to gain control of Raine and their beloved farm, Thimbleberry. Eventually, when Hartley feels backed into a corner, he blackmails Dorsey's husband, Blue, for quick cash. He assumes Blue is an easy target, but Blue shows him that kindness doesn't equate to weakness. Raine's health improves at Waterhaven due to the friendship she rekindles with another resident, her cousin, Etta DeRenne. Etta and her family have installed a magnificent garden that is a soothing balm for Raine's harried soul. She and Etta grow close, and when blind Dr. Broadmoor arrives on site, the three form a unique friendship, and an unconventional love story unfolds. At last, it was time for Hartley's fiendish business plan to unfold, and he is told to clean up any loose ends. His handler knows that Raine witnessed something she shouldn't have, and though she has dementia, Hartley and his sinister cohorts can't risk a moment of her lucidity. #Fiction #Alzheimers #SpousalAbuse #ThimbleberryProductions #RaineRaineWentAway #KathyVaughan #KatherineTVaughan #mombosmusings #familylifefiction #contemporaryfiction #americandramas
About the author
KATHERINE TAULMAN VAUGHAN (KATHY} is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, born many years after Sherman's appalling march to the sea. An English major at Stratford Junior College in Virginia, she transferred to the University of Georgia to study Journalism. More recently she attended the Iowa School of Writing's summer workshop where she studied fiction and Faulkner. It was there she discovered that she wasn't a literary writer at all. Nope, instead, she created a new genre: Conversational Writing. In other words, there's no flowery language, no hidden meaning, no esoteric philosophy. She writes like she talks. Kathy's first marriage ended after 10 years and produced two children. She later married Lewis Grizzard, a Southern humorist, who encouraged Kathy to resurrect her love of writing. Sadly, Lewis suffered recurring bouts of the booze flu, which brought an end to their connubial state. They accepted that they fought better as friends than spouses. After that rather public divorce, the ex-Mrs. Grizzard felt compelled to leave home and introduce her children to another part of the country. Yellowstone Park seduced her, and she married a kind man who was manager of a guest ranch near Livingston, Montana. While living in the West, Kathy received a call from Lewis and an editor at Peachtree Publishers. They asked her to write a book about life in the South married to a good ole' boys like Lewis. It was entitled How to Tame a Wild Bore which was followed by From Debutante to Doublewide. The latter is a spine-tingling account of a southern belle plucked from the Land o' Cotton and planted in a cowboy town with more bars than churches. She returned to the South in 1995, alone, answering the call of sweet-smelling grits trees that came to her in dreams. Alas, the same feeling was not shared by her Montana man, so yet another catch-and-release episode transpired, and it had nothing to do with fish. In the summers, Kathy, her husband of twenty-three years, and Tinkerbell (an aging teacup Pomeranian that bites) sneak off to the mountains of North Carolina. It is there she indulges her passion for flowers. Raine's story is Kathy's first fiction, and she is currently finishing the screenplay of a film by the same name. Kathy entertains fans with her "Mombo's Musings" blog, stay connected at ThimbleberryProductions.com. #Fiction #Alzheimers #SpousalAbuse #ThimbleberryProductions #RaineRaineWentAway #KathyVaughan #KatherineTVaughan #mombosmusings #familylifefiction #contemporaryfiction #americandramas