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Corey Colombin


Novelist Corey Colombin invites you to read her latest novel, “Destination: Evergreen,” as it unfolds, one chapter at a time. Corey is a columnist, romance fiction novelist, hobby artist and author and illustrator of books for children. When she’s not interviewing or writing, she is often spotted with her husband, family and two slobbery Labradors. You can contact Corey at coreycolombin105@gmail.com


Chapter 4

Recap of Chapter 3: Rummaging through her old trunk for decorating touches, Penny came across a legal accordion file that filled her with dread. How had she forgotten it was there? She quickly shut it inside the trunk and left the room. Out of sight, but not out of...

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Lucky Penny: Chapter 3

"She worked hard at not thinking about it." Recap of Chapter 2: Penny recalled in painful detail all the betrayals her ex had made her suffer through—especially the first night she learned of his infidelity. No matter how hard she tried to banish all memories of him,...

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Lucky Penny – Chapter 2

Recap of Chapter 1: New to town and with a new bar and restaurant business, Penny explains the reasons behind the bar’s name, Lucky Penny. It was a nickname from her Granddad, but her life so far didn’t seem to hold much luck. That is, up until now, when she is...

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Lucky Penny: Chapter 1

Penny handed over several napkins to the patron at the bar who had slopped his beer onto the countertop… again. She knew that difficult customers were part of the bar and restaurant scene, but she couldn’t help but have her favorites. This guy was not one of them. The...

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Destination, Evergreen: Chapter 35

Recap: Haze experiences a dramatic birth that unfolds quickly with Jake and Sydney attending. Their baby girl came into the world amid much celebration, surrounded by the people who would be the most important in her life. The following is the final chapter in...

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Destination: Evergreen, Chapter 34

Recap of Chapter 33: Jake seemed confident that everything would work out perfectly, but Haze had her doubts. What kind of mother would she be? What if she was terrible at it, ruining her child’s life? She turned to Sydney to assuage her fears. How it happened was...

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Destination: Evergreen Chapter 33

Recap of Chapter 32: Finally, Jake and Haze were able to share their good news with Sydney. Over a homemade lunch, they raised a toast to their unborn baby. Sydney declared it would be a girl and assigned herself the role of eccentric Great Auntie, which entailed...

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Destination: Evergreen, Chapter 32

Recap of Chapter 31: Haze picked the exact right time to present the baby booties to Jake—it was during their Valentine’s Day picnic. It was too bad that while they were clutched in a celebratory embrace that Crowley ruined their picnic. As they snacked from what was...

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Destination: Evergreen Chapter 31

Recap of Chapter 30: Haze was busy in her studio working on a large piece when Jake came in. They had decided to forego celebrating Valentine’s Day because of the whirlwind of celebrations lately. Jake had cheated by making a beautiful picnic and he wanted to fix a...

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Destination Evergreen: Chapter 30

Recap from Chapter 29: Feeling lucky to be taken care of while suffering a nasty cold, Haze rested, dozing to old episodes of “The Waltons.” The show cast her thoughts toward family and the eventual starting one of their own. As she dozed, she suddenly realized that...

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Destination: Evergreen Chapter 29

Recap of Chapter 28: First the wedding, then a runaway honeymoon. Thanksgiving came soon after, then Haze’s birthday, quickly followed by Christmas. It was a whirlwind of activity for this first holiday season as husband and wife. None of the events disappointed,...

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Destination: Evergreen Chapter 28

 Recap of Chapter 27: Despite the accelerated wedding date, everything came out wonderfully. With Sydney’s help, Haze was ready from head-to-toe to marry Jake, the love of her life. Then why, at the very last minute, did she take a step back? It took only a few...

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