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Life Citizens of Logan Pond Belliston
in a world without money...​

The economy crashed, the country is floundering, and Carrie Ashworth struggles to keep her siblings alive. She has two jobs in her newly-formed, newly-outlawed clan: grow crops to feed thirty-six people and maintain contact with Oliver Simmons, their local patrolman. Carrie’s life is almost content when Greg Pierce shows up. A man with the ambition to help them survive. A man determined to hate her.


Greg sets to work devising systems to protect the clan but it doesn't take long to realize the true reason behind their safety. Patrolman Simmons has fallen for Carrie. When a government raid nearly wipes out their clan, Greg takes it upon himself to give the socially-awkward patrolman what he wants. Only Carrie doesn’t like Greg throwing her in Simmons' path, especially when Greg’s brusque exterior melts and she catches a glimpse of the real man underneath. Carrie is forced to choose: follow her heart or save her clan.


Life won't let her choose both.




Government ought to be exercised for the benefit of the people; 

which consists in the enjoyment of  


and obtaining happiness and safety. 

 James Madison



"A powerful, realistic story about life and love

and the resilience of the human spirit.

Just the right mix of action, drama, and romance." 

Readers' Favorite





A great start to a fantastic new dystopian series!

I honestly can't wait to continue on with the story

to see what happens next.


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A terrific study of character, an exciting adventure

and a beginning of a promising series!

What more can anyone ask for?

Except for the next book, of course! 

InD'Tale Magazine


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