When aggressive television network news producer, Elle McCord is assigned to Iraq at the beginning of the Gulf War, she feels her career is beginning to take off. But when her mother informs her that her elderly and ill aunt is about to give away the family farm, Elle takes a detour to try and stop the man who is at the heart of it all.
On the rural Pennsylvania farm, Elle’s horrific childhood memories surface, and what she learns about the mysterious stranger who is swindling her aunt is nothing like she expected. Elle finally leaves for Iraq, but when she arrives, she meets Faiza, and Iraqi translator, who teaches her about the sacrifices of family and love and what home really means. PG
A really enjoyable book. “Like Ravens in Winter” has everything I like in a good read, interesting characters, conflict, love, suspense, twists and turns. Elle, the main character, is a strong but vulnerable women, someone I would like to know. I couldn’t put it down from the start and found it compelling and exciting to the end.I am looking forward to reading more from this author.—Marlene Thorne