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Runaway Fate by Elizabeth Hunter
Series: Moonstone Cove #1
Published by Self-Published on October 27, 2020
A professor, a housewife, and a mechanic walk into a gym… and walk out as partners in a twist of fate they never saw coming!
Katherine wasn’t looking for anything extraordinary in her life. She had a job she loved, a husband she adored, and a home in the beautiful seaside town of Moonstone Cove.
Okay yes, she worked too much and had fallen out of touch with all her friends, but that happened to everyone, right? And sure, she was feeling a little creaky in the mornings and couldn’t drink coffee after noon, but that was just life in middle age.
Four minutes was all it took for fate to run away with anything that resembled normal.
Now Katherine is trying to place mysterious psychic visions into her previously ordered life. She’s playing referee between a displaced Southern mama and a sarcastic mechanic with a chip on her shoulder. And her quiet life has been upended by a mysterious rash of violent acts by students at her school.
Thankfully, her new friends have powers of their own, and together they just might discover who or what has it in for the quiet citizens of Moonstone Cove.
I have only read Elizabeth Hunter’s offerings in the Paranormal Women’s Fiction. I like paranormal and the concept of older, more realistic heroines. Her first trilogy, Glimmer Lake is set in the same world as Runaway Fate, which is the first in the Moonstone Cove trilogy. In fact, we get a visit from the Glimmer Lake ladies.
I like Katherine who is our main character and point of view. She is a professor, very smart and very happily married. The incident which changes her, also changes what become her two new friends. It is great to see her develop these new friends. They work on their new skills and their new relationship. It’s all new and uncomfortable but they need each other.
There is a mystery around the situation which brings forth their new talents. It’s tough to track down how and why it is happening. They are trying hard to save lives, but it is also dangerous for them. They do well with sorting out the problem and making a new support group for themselves.
I really enjoyed this and look forward to the next story in December, Fate Actually, which gives us Toni’s viewpoint. It is interesting that it is trios of friends rather than even numbers but it seems to work well.
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I didn’t know about this but it sounds like one I would enjoy!
It is part of the paranormal women’s fiction group. Personally I would read the Glimmer Lake series first. They are all in KU right now I believe.
Yeah I’ve read the first two of those..lol