The Passing Storm
On Sale November 1st, 2021
Lake Union Publishing
About the Book
A gripping, openhearted novel about family, reconciliation, and bringing closure to the secrets of the past.
Early into the tempestuous decade of her thirties, Rae Langdon struggles to work through a grief she never anticipated. With her father, Connor, she tends to their Ohio farm, a forty-acre spread that itself has enjoyed better days. As memories sweep through her, some too precious to bear, Rae gives shelter from a brutal winter to a teenager named Quinn Galecki.
Quinn has been thrown out by his parents, a couple too troubled to help steer the misunderstood boy through his own losses. Now Quinn has found a temporary home with the Langdons—and an unexpected kinship, because Rae, Quinn, and Connor share a past and understand one another’s pain. But its depths—and all its revelations and secrets—have yet to come to light. To finally move forward, Rae must confront them and also fight for Quinn, whose parents have other plans in mind for their son.
With forgiveness, love, and the spring thaw, there might be hope for a new season—a second chance Rae believed in her heart was gone forever.
About the Author
Award-winning author Christine Nolfi writes heartwarming and inspiring fiction. Her latest release, The Road She Left Behind, has remained on the Amazon bestseller’s list since its release in June 2019. In November 2021, The Passing Storm will be released.
The Sweet Lake Series has been recognized by the International Book Awards, Royal Palm Literary Awards, Readers’ Favorite Awards, and Best Book Awards. Kirkus Reviews calls Sweet Lake “an uplifting and charming story.” Redbook calls the book “an enchanting story full of lovable characters.” The Liberty Series has been recognized by the Next Generation Indie Awards and Put Your Heart In A Book Awards. “Treasure Me is sure to delight and entertain. It’s light and refreshing; your old fashioned feel-good novel.” —USA Today
Prior to writing fiction, Christine owned a small public relations firm in Cleveland, Ohio. Her articles and press releases have appeared regionally in The Plain Dealer, The Akron Beacon Journal, and Cleveland Magazine.
Christine is the proud mother of four adopted children and two stepchildren, all of whom are now grown and in no hurry to give her grandchildren. She resides with her husband Barry and a crazy Wheaten Terrier named Lucy in Charleston, South Carolina.
Last year, I read The Road She Left Behind, and I knew I had a new author to love. So imagine my surprise when a review request came to my inbox to read The Passing Storm. I didn’t need to read the blurb to know I needed to read this book.
Poor Rae. Although we share a name, I confess I didn’t want to like her at first. She was too impulsive in her anger, too quick to judge, and too swift to act. The complete opposite of me, really. But underneath this rash woman was a woman healing, a family healing. I wanted to know where the hurt stemmed from, and Nolfi wrote a story you don’t want to put down. So when Quinn came along, Rae and her father, Connor, needed Quinn as much as he needed them. I grew proud to share a name with the main character.
Families can be so complicated. What you see on the outside is seldom what is happening inside. The Passing Storm is a stunning story so beautifully told that you might find yourself tearing up. Nolfi writes fantastically deep characters that you come to care about as you’re reading. She writes stories that cut you to the core, and then, through her writing, she makes you whole. This is a beautiful book, and I cannot recommend it enough.