Rose and Jacob

by Lexi Buchanan

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Mackenzie (Mack) Harper, moves to Rose Cottage in Cape Elizabeth for the summer with her six-year old nephew, Lucas.Life is pristine at Rose Cottage, but when Mack finds a diary while storing boxes for the summer, she is pulled into a world of heartache, betrayal and love that transcends the pain of loss. The first page of the diary reads, “This is the diary of a Rose, dated March 4th, 1947.”Settling down to read this diary, she discovers a love story between Rose and a man named Jacob Evans. Realizing that Jacob is still alive, she finds herself driven to not only discover Rose’s tragic ending, but to contact Jacob and tell him the truth of Rose’s fate. After tracking Jacob Evans down, she is surprised by a sudden guest at the cottage next door. A denim and leather clad man dismounts his Harley and captures Mack’s attention in a way Rose’s diary never did.Unbeknown to Mack, he’s Jacob’s grandson, Dean, who has come to Cape Elizabeth to find out who the mysterious woman is and why she wants to talk to his grandfather about a diary that is sixty-eight years in the past.Together Mack and Dean try to unravel the mystery of what actually happened to Rose in 1947.All these characters come together in a story of love, loss and friendship.NOTE:Sexual content.Before re-edit this was previously published by Alison Chaffin Higson.