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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


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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Destination: Evergreen Chapter 27

Recap of Chapter 26: Upon the announcement of Haze’s engagement to Jake, a wild idea was hatched. Jake wanted to have the wedding right away, and his family was behind the idea. But Haze hesitated. Could they pull it off so fast? It didn’t take long for Haze to get...

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Destination: Evergreen Chapter 26

Recap of Chapter 25: Haze thought their leaf-peeping jaunt was just that, until suddenly Jake was on one knee, proposing. She couldn’t have been more surprised. And when she heard the story of how he pulled it all off, she loved him even more. Of course she said yes....

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Destination Evergreen: Chapter 25

Recap of Chapter 24: Sydney finally got her book launch event for Jake’s sister, J.M. Peterson. The next day, Jessica, the committed bachelorette, surprised Haze and Jake by introducing them to her fiancé. Then she blew them away by announcing that they were also...

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Destination Evergreen: Chapter 24

Recap of Chapter 23: Since the accident that nearly took his life, Jake had been recuperating at Haze’s house which demanded her full-time attention. With his thoughts on practical matters, such as gardening and making the most of his recuperation, Haze felt haunted...

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Destination: Evergreen Chapter 23

Recap of Chapter 22: Both Jake and Haze are busier than ever with their lives, but still making time for each other. When it was Haze’s turn to cook, she went to a big effort, but Jake failed to show. As panic set in, Haze got a call with the worst kind of news:...

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