CrossReads Short Takes
At the Edge of a Dark Forest
Cole Harrison, an Iraq War veteran amputee, wears his disfigurement like a barrier to those who might love him, shielding them from the ugliness inside. He agrees to try and potentially invest in, a prototype prosthetic with the goal of saving a hopeless man’s dreams.
Carly Rose contracts to live with Cole and train him to use his new prosthetics, only to discover his dark world of alcoholism and PTSD. Can Carly help him fight this war and discover the man he is destined to become?
At the Edge of a Dark Forest is a modern-day retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Only it is not her love that will make him whole.
Contemporary Christian Romance.
From the author of One Among Men and An Insignificant Life.
June Foster, Mildred Colvin,
Vanessa Riley and Lori Cecil Connie Almony
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