Nancy Eure Cordano lives in North Carolina with her husband, Richard. She graduated from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She continues to work in Behavioral Health and is a volunteer Faith Community Nurse. Being a nurse fulfilled her paternal grandmother's dream and being an author fulfills her dream that blossomed at age ten.
Seventeen-year-old, Ali Tay struggles to face fears lingering from her early childhood. While spending the summer at the North Carolina Coast with her grandparents, she learns who she can trust as she matures over a summer riddled with violent storms and fire. She harbors feelings of abandonment after her parents’ bitter divorce when she was five. Her cold, self-centered mother treats Ali as if her feelings aren’t important. Her talented, elusive father tests and controls her life from afar. She is his secret.
Nineteen-year-old Trevor Markham, certified swim instructor and college undergraduate, reluctantly accepts a summer job as Ali’s swim coach. Growing up in foster-care with two other young men has given him resolve and determination and, as his friendship with Ali strengthens, he mentors her in facing her insecurities.
An unexpected invitation to visit Charleston, South Carolina exposes a sordid past to Ali and Trevor. They reveal their feelings for each other while caught in the eye of hurricane Irene on coastal North Carolina.
Growing up in foster care, Trevor Markham feels adrift' at loose ends as he struggles with memory issues while trying to adapt to life in Greensboro, North Carolina and living with two older foster brothers. Their foster parents, Beatrice and Burton Boyles are strict but eager to involve the boys in serving their church and community. When Beatrice and Burton are killed in an accident, Trevor, at sixteen, signs emancipation papers and strikes out on his own. His life's focus becomes swimming. At the age of eighteen, during a long weekend at the Outer Banks, he reconnects with his foster brothers, and they rekindle, in him, the memories of their years together. Trevor is still troubled by the fact that he knows nothing of his biological father. In his search to find a career, he briefly considers becoming a minister; however some of his observations in his church congregation change his mind. As he continues his search and new friends enter his life, slowly the pieces of his past begin to unravel and he starts to find himself. ADRIFT is the preface to the acclaimed, HOLD THE EYE. Look for the sequel, AFTERMATH of HURRICANE IRENE.
Joseph M Knight