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Shadow Days

(Cedar Hollow #4)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  6 reviews
On the anniversary of her husband’s death, forty-nine-year-old Emily Holt runs away, leaving an unmade bed, an unlocked house, two college-aged sons, and an overabundance of bad memories.

Struggling to make peace with the death of a husband who’d been lost to mental illness, she vows to drive to the end of the road, which, she’s surprised to find, is just outside the tiny m
ebook, 166 pages
Published November 10th 2014 by Thomas-Jacob Publishing, LLC (first published October 8th 2014)
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Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Emily Holt struggles to find her foothold in this installment of the Cedar Hollow series. Having spent years trying to manage her husband, Greg’s, bipolar manic depression and keep the semblance of a normal life for their two sons, she runs away. On the first anniversary of Greg’s death with her two sons away at college she packs her bags and jumps in the car and drives with no particular destination in mind. She needs a place away from the memories to confront the past. Is it really a surprise ...more
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Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shadow Days (Cedar Hollow #4) - Melinda Clayton Shadow Days was a tough, but ultimately cathartic, read for me.The main character is Emily Holt, a widow living in Florida whose sons are away at college. On the anniversary of her husband's death, Emily gives into an impulse to flee. She gets in her car and drives away, wandering aimlessly, until her car breaks down on a winding mountain road. The sheriff's deputy who picks her up takes her to the nearest town -- which happens to be Cedar Hollow. ...more
Jan 31, 2015 rated it liked it
Shadow Days was a great story with wonderful characters and read as a stand alone book. There was enough information about the characters of the town of Cedar Hollows for me not to feel 'left out' by not having read the earlier books. (Although, I'm tempted to read the earlier ones now after the the final chapter written in the voice of a character only briefly referred to in Shadow Days.)

I loved the voice - I'm not American. I hail from New Zealand, but I recognise the voice of a country when I
Jul 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Another book in the series. I didn't like this one as much as the last 3. The author tells a really good story! Each book has really capture the feel of the mountain, the woods and the creek. I could see them in my mind. I see the town with its diner, library and stores. This one didn't seem to flow as well. This book felt like it jumped around, more than the others. Just getting the feel for a character or scene, then moved to another and then back again. ...more
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Cedar Hollow series. Cedar Hollow is a sanctuary for main character Emily Holt, a place of healing that is expertly crafted by the author. The voice is authentic and the characters are alive. It's the only book in the series I've read so far, and since it's a stand-alone story, I didn't feel that anything was missing or unexplained. Well done, Ms. Clayton! ...more
Feb 09, 2015 rated it did not like it
Loved the first three this one not so much

I loved the first three books but this one was a real let down not much of a story and reads like a bad romance
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Melinda Clayton has published over twenty articles and short stories in various print and online newspapers and magazines. She is the author of the Cedar Hollow Series, which includes Appalachian Justice, Return to Crutcher Mountain, Entangled Thorns, and Shadow Days.

Clayton's second series is the Tennessee Delta Series, which includes novels Blessed Are the Wholly Broken, and A Woman Misundersto

Other books in the series

Cedar Hollow (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • Appalachian Justice
  • Return to Crutcher Mountain
  • Entangled Thorns
  • The Cedar Hollow Series: Books 1-4
  • Cedar Hollow Anthology
  • Erma Puckett's Moment of Indiscretion (Snippets from Cedar Hollow)
  • A Treasure Box Full of Cedar Hollow (Snippets from Cedar Hollow)
  • Goin' Fishin' (Snippets from Cedar Hollow)
  • The Sheriff of Cedar Hollow (Snippets from Cedar Hollow)
  • Starlette Jones' Little Blessing (Snippets from Cedar Hollow)

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