Author P.J. Rhea is a southern preacher’s wife. Married for thirty-eight years, she and her husband, Mike, live in her Tennessee childhood home. There, she is surrounded by the memories and dreams of her youth in the very place where she’s watched her children and grandchildren grow. And there, amid the sweet, summer breezes over the fertile land between the Duck and Piney Rivers, P.J. Rhea listened to her heart and the echoes of history. It was from those enchanting melodies that ideas sprang forth which would become Old Harbor, Sisters of Circumstance. A mother of three, a grandmother of six, and a friend to many, Rhea’s knack for telling stories comes through in this, her first novel.
Katherine has been plagued by reoccurring dreams of a little girl who hides in a bathroom from a monster. The dreams are so disturbing and real to Katherine that she has fought in her sleep and wet the bed on several occasions. Katherine undergoes hypnosis to unlock memories of her childhood and discovers the brutal emotional and sexual abuse she endured as a child.
Five women answer an ad to become brides for the men of Old Harbor, Alaska. Each from a different place, all with different stories to tell, they become as close as sisters in an adventure none of them could have imagined. They all find themselves married to strangers. Strangers with secrets. These women will do all they can to turn their lives around, to live happily ever after. One will not.