When Hillary Michaels first met Anton Roeffler in the peaceful cemetery beside the church in Altus, Arkansas, she'd used a pseudonym and invented a quiet history for herself that bore no relation to the truth. For a few blissful months she'd known real happiness with him...till the past caught up with her.
She would never forget the look on his face when he learned the truth. She had no time or way to explain to him why she had lied—no way to convince him that her love for him was real. Nor would he have believed her, had she tried.
Now, four years later, she must return to Altus and face his bitterness and distrust before the lies they've both told ruin another life.
"It's natural to want to protect the ones we love—and a lie seems like such a small thing, taken in balance. But even a lie spoken for the very best reasons can grow out of control and place lovers at odds.
"In Hiding Places, Modean Moon gives a compelling story of love, lies—and the triumph of truth."
—Sharon Lee, co-author of the best-selling Liaden Universe® novel I Dare
Here are some pages that will introduce you to the real-life world in which Hiding Places is set:
St. Mary's Catholic Church, Altus, Arkansas -- a view of the organ loft and pipes
More about the Post family. I talked extensively with the father of these Post siblings, and later with this Paul and Joseph. Pat, a wonderfully helpful Administrative Assistant answered many of my questions, made sure I got answers to others, and, yes, poured the wine.
And here is a listing of current wineries. I'm saddened to see that the Sax Winery has ceased operations. Mr. and Mrs. Sax were very kind to me while I was researching Hiding Places. It was actually their family winery that prompted the scene in the "original" winery under the Roeffler house. They had just built a new house at the time I was researching, and I confess to stealing their old house for the unrestored Roeffler home.
And no list would be complete with a link to the Wiederkehr holdings. Here's a bit of text, a few pictures. The restaurant here is outstanding. "Rusty" also takes a look at the Post operation, and the Mount Bethel winery (an early shoot from the Post family).
And here is where the concert was held. Scan down about halfway to the picture of the Myriad arena. What a thrill for Constance's debut, and what a triumph for Tippy's "coming home." http://www.okccvb.org/meetings/meetings.htm