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Emily Sue Harvey


Story Plant hardcover 

ISBN: 978-1-61188-036-6

Fiction Studio Books e-book

ISBN: 978-1-61188-036-6

Publication date: May 29, 2012

278 pages


“This novel has a great message behind it all and one that shows how hard faith can be when facing the darkness day after day and seeing no results. One worth exploring to the end!”

— Reviews from the Heart

Widowed Seana Howard is beautiful and wealthy. She adores her children and grandchildren and enjoys being as much a part of their lives as they allow. But she feels lonely and at times abandoned. When she meets Barth, she realizes just how lonely she is and soon feels the stirring of love. However, her children are against her romance and this disturbs her peace and dashes her joy. But not enough to keep her from claiming her life and determining to be responsible for her own happiness. She can’t help but feel extremely blessed at this second chance at love.

Barth McGrath falls deeply for Seana and tries to understand her children’s objections to his marrying their mother. Easygoing and nerdy, Bart loves to study holistic medicine and healthy nutrition. He is deeply spiritual and loves to nurture others in the areas of mind, body, and spirit. His greatest challenge comes when his bride falls victim to a mysterious psychosis, exiling her once brilliant mind to a dark nightmare from which she may never return. Barth wonders if her family can get past their suspicions and trust his motives and love for their mother – and most of all whether life will give him back the love of his life.

When widowed Seana Howard meets Barth McGrath, a newcomer to their little town, she never dreams she’ll fall in love again. Despite his somewhat quirky ways, she falls for the man. The only problem is that her married children do not trust the mysterious stranger. Who is he? Where exactly did he come from? Why are there so many questions about his past?

Against their wishes, Seana elopes with Barth and is happier than she’s been in years. Then her happiness shatters when a mysterious illness suddenly befalls her, exiling her once brilliant mind to a dark nightmare from which she may never return. The eclipse is startling and complete. Will Barth, with such a short history with Seana, love her enough to endure the trials of caring for someone under such dire circumstances? Can her family get past their suspicions and trust his motives and love for their mother? Will Seana ever escape her dark cocoon and reclaim her very purpose for living? Will life give her a second chance to spread her wings, like a beautiful butterfly?

Cocoon is a life-affirming story of travail, obstacles, and the extraordinary lengths that undying love will travel.

About the Author...

Emily Sue Harvey

New York Times bestselling author Jill Marie Landis called Song of Renewal “An uplifting, heartwarming story of forgiveness, commitment, and love, and Kay Allenbaugh, bestselling author of Chocolate for a Woman’s Soul says “Emily Sue Harvey’s work will linger in the memory long after readers put it aside.” National bestselling author Harvey, who has written numerous inspiring works of nonfiction, writes intensely romantic novels that thrill the heart as they inspire the soul. Her stories have something to say to every family.


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