From the outside looking in, Lexie and Landon Elliott have the perfect marriage, the perfect children, the perfect life and a thriving business. But when the Charleston, South Carolina, couple decides to chuck it all and move to Costa Rica, tongues begin to wag. Nobody knew that the business was failing, and that their marriage was unraveling at an alarming pace. Hopetown Road takes the reader on a journey of what happens when a seemingly perfect family tries, and fails, to keep up with the Joneses.
Throughout my entire life, writing has been the only constant. It began with me keeping daily journal entries from fourth grade through my senior in high school, and then sporadically for years after that. It has been a strong creative outlet for me, and putting the reader as close to the action as possible, is what I love to do best. I like to invoke the sights, sounds, and smells into every scene, so you feel as though you are right there with me. This is my first novel, and I hope you enjoy the ride as much as I enjoyed writing it.
While writing this particular chapter, I was struck with how close this was to my own life. I once had had a long-term relationship that was pretty great. Until, it wasn't. I knew in my gut that he had cheated on me. But man oh man, he was an excellent liar.
Suddenly I have an alarming and almost sickening thought. Where Landon and I were at once two people who appeared to be one—seamless, almost—we are now at odds. I feel at odds withLandon. My husband, my life-partner of close to nine years. I begin to sense an infinitesimal but noticeable tear in our marriage at that exact moment.