Alex McKenzie is settled into a comfortable life in her beloved hometown of Stockbridge, MA. Everything Alex thought she knew about life and about herself changes the moment Cate Conrad blows into town. Alex falls head over heels in love with the free-spirited artist and sailor but Cate's complicated past makes it impossible for her to commit. Devastated, Alex tries to heal her heart by hiking the famed Appalachian Trail while Cate takes to the water. Can Alex and Cate find their way back to each other?
“The emotions flying between the two women who tell their story here is as dramatic as the Appalachian Trail and as tumultuous as the Atlantic Ocean. These natural elements are a perfect backdrop for the revelations of love which both repel and engage them.”
Jewelle Gomez, author, The Gilda Stories
In the Direction of the Sun by Lucy J. Madison Paperback
Trade Paperback 218 pages