In The Refuge, Anna Waters feels her life spinning out of control after a tragic accident takes the life of her unborn child. The youngest partner in a Boston law firm, she works endless hours, distancing herself from family, friends, and especially her husband. In quick succession, she finds herself divorced and jobless. Just when she thinks she has nothing left, a dream beckons her to take a life-changing journey.
Completely alone, she leaves everything she knows and drives to the countryside of South Carolina. She first meets Clark, a kindred spirit who has confronted his own grief. He helps her deepen her understanding of spirituality, which sets in motion a journey of self-discovery and hope. Along the way, she befriends an adorable girl named Lucita who not only captures her heart but also helps absolve the pain of never knowing a daughter.
Her refuge isn’t without complications — there will be love triangles, alcoholism, jealousy, and sickness to deal with. These difficulties force Anna to look deeper and deeper within her soul, facing the ultimate question…
Once I learn to love myself, will it really be enough?
About the Author
A Minnesota native, Heidi Martin has been an educator for the past fourteen years. She began writing as a hobby and was inspired to create this novel after embarking on a journey that took her far away from her family and friends. The story poured out of her, and when it was finally finished, she knew it was meant to be shared.
In addition to The Refuge, Heidi has also written a children’s book, Treasure Hunt. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two children.