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A Fall from Yesterday

(The Standish Clan #1)

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Ocean Siliker has come back to Harkness, New Brunswick in defeat, after failing to set New York on fire with her playwriting. The first item on her agenda? Climbing White Crow Cliff, where her best friend Lacey Douglas died six years ago. If she conquers the mountain, perhaps she can rediscover her courage. But the only thing she finds herself is…lost.

Family obligations h
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Paperback, 348 pages
Published January 5th 2016 by Something Shiny Press
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Norah Wilson graces her reader base with a brand new contemporary romance series in a small town setting with the first book in The Standish Clan series, A Fall from Yesterday. Featuring Titus Leigh Standish as the hero and Ocean Silkier as the heroine, Norah takes readers through what familial obligations can do to dreams a person may harbor and what may come of it. In the Standish family, Titus had been the one who had been held back, dreams of his own that had been squashed in keeping up with ...more
Kame
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 stars

What a lovely book

Titus has been working his family's land since his siblings went off and chased their dreams, but Titus stayed on the farm. His dad has agreed to sell and now the siblings are coming home and they will learn the fate of the farm, but first Titus must go out on a rescue mission - to the one spot he made a mistake he can never forgive himself for.

Titus is a quiet hero, I am not even sure if he sees himself as someone women would be interested in. He is focused on a dre
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Danielle Gypsy Soul
Dec 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
A Fall From Yesterday is the first book in what looks to be a series about Harkness and the Standish Family. This book centers around Titus and Ocean who grew up in the same small town. Ocean was a few years younger than Titus and has always had a crush on him. Ocean left to pursue her dream to be a play write in New York while Titus was forced to put his dreams on hold and help out on his families farm. Ocean is finally back for good but Titus finally has the opportunity to leave and follow his ...more
Cari
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Such a sweet wonderful story!!! This was such a great book with lots of chemistry, adventure, great characters and story line. I loved Titus and Ocean! And I really loved the scene at Crooked Man's Cave...sigh. I fell in love with the whole family and town and I cannot wait to read the next books in the series to find out what happens with the siblings and the homestead...and I think their Dad may have some love interest going on too. Such a feel good story! I received an ARC copy of this book f ...more
Tammy
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read by Norah Wilson and all I can say is that I will be reading more by this author. This book hooked me from the very beginning and I couldn't wait to see what happened between Ocean and Titus.

Ocean is just returning home from New York and her writing career and Titus will be leaving soon to do what he has always dreamed of doing.

Ocean and Titus face things from their past together and realize that their dreams of the future may not be what they truly want
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Oct 02, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Blurb:
Ocean Siliker has come back to Harkness, New Brunswick in defeat, after failing to set New York on fire with her playwriting. The first item on her agenda? Climbing White Crow Cliff, where her best friend Lacey Douglas died six years ago. If she conquers the mountain, perhaps she can rediscover her courage. But the only thing she finds herself is…lost.

Family obligations have left Titus Standish stuck in Harkness. While his younger siblings went off into th
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Christi Snow
Dec 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My Review:
This is the first book in a brand new contemporary romance series...and wow, this series started off with a fabulous book! Titus is the oldest of the Standish siblings and he's spent the last ten years taking care of the family farm and not following his dreams. He can't do it anymore and has brought his two siblings home to let them know that the sale on the farm is happening the next week. But before he can, he has to go out on a search and rescue on the mountain...he's not sad about
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Sheryl
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC for an honest review. I found this to be a sweet hometown romance revolving around the Standish family. It is a story about living your dreams and following your heart.

Titus Standish has lived in Harkness all his life. Even with his dreams of leaving town, he is still there taking care of his family and the people of the town. He feels like he has been left behind while he waits his turn to do what he wants in life. Titus’ chance finally comes to follow his dreams, when he gets
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Rita
Dec 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I received this book as a gift. I really enjoyed it. This is the first book in a trilogy, I believe . This is the story of Titus and Ocean who have know each other pretty much all their lives. Ocean is best friends with his little sister. Ocean always had a crush on Titus, but left town to live her dream and returned occasionally to visit. Each time she came home, she still felt something for Titus and Titus was beginning to see the woman she was becoming. When Ocean returns to stay after failin ...more
Gale
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I smell some really great books down the road! Ultimately, this is a story of Titus Standish and Ocean Siliker. I won’t recap the story, for fear of spoilers, but there is a very deep and heart-wrenching link between these two and their journey is all about discovery, forgiveness, and love. I honestly didn’t like Ocean, in the beginning, but as the story unfolded and we were told more of her background, I came to like her strength ...more
Sarita
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
This first book in the series is a very interesting journey not only for the main characters but for the secondary characters as well. They all are presently going through their own journeys and discoveries – some longer and more challenging than others. I loved Titus and Ocean together although Titus’ character frustrated me many, many times. I guess you can blame it on the fact that he’s a man :). They made a great couple and Ocean truly completed Titus. I also loved Ocean’s mother – very wise ...more
Nicole Laverdure
A lovely story of forgiveness and hope!
I really enjoy Norah Wilson's books, They are always well written and filled with romance.
A Fall from Yesterday: A Hearts of Harkness Romance, is the perfect introduction to her new series The Standish Clan!
I loved her charming characters Ocean, what a lovely name and Titus. It tells a story about love and forgiveness! Their story is a little complex, but when they finally realize they were meant for each other, they'll live a full and happy life together.
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Terry
Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great book ... 4 1/2 ⭐! This is the first Norah Wilson book I have read and it certainly won't be the last. The characters in this book pulled me into their adventure and kept me turning page after page. You also get glimpse of the characters for the second and third books ... So now I have to read them to finish their stories! Being a Canadian, I enjoyed the Canadian references and slang. ...more
Bette Hansen
Dec 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
A wonderful story and the start of what should be a fantastic series. This story is filled with wonderfully bold characters, adventure, romance and family. Ocean and Titus were wonderful together with terrific chemistry between them. Both determined and headstrong but the longer they spend time together the more understanding they become.

A great read I would definitely recommend.
M.J. Fredrick
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A really refreshing twist on a small town romance, lots of adventure included as Titus and Ocean climb the mountain that guards their small town. This Texas girl learned a lot about mountain climbing, too!
Glenda Bettin
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
great new series
Terry
Mar 13, 2017 rated it liked it
3/13/17
Mary E
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good story

I enjoyed this book. It is light reading ,which is what I wanted, yet it made me think about how we make choices in life that may not be in our best interest.There isn't
Jaymy M.
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed this book, especially the journey Titus and Ocean make together, each rescuing the other from the seemingly insurmountable “mountain” blocking the path to their future. They help the other “find” themselves and the missing pieces for a blissful present and promising future.
Titus is the oldest son who gave up his chance to pursue his lifelong goal in order to take over the family farm when his mom got sick, not once but twice, and stayed on while his dad tried to deal with his
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Vickie
Jul 06, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Titus Standish is finally ready to do what he has always wanted. He’s been accepted into the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) program, which has been a life-long dream. He’s called in his siblings to tell them that not only is he leaving, but that his dad has agreed to sell the farm. As his brother, Scott, and sister, Ember, both arrive home, there are a couple of people up on Harkness Mountain that are in need. Titus has been part of the search and rescue team there forever, but th
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BJ
Feb 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: good
Book introduces a family living in a rural community. Nice people going through uncomfortable changes, finding it difficult. This is the first book in a contemporary series. It was sweet rather than compelling, well written, an easy and comfortable read.
Diane
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I highly recommend this author because I loved her book. The writing was excellent and the multi-layered storyline had everything I look for in a great reading experience. It features the adventure of a Search and Rescue mission in the dangerous and beautiful wilds of Canada, a compelling family drama in a small town setting, and a simmering and steamy relationship that a romance fan can always appreciate. In addition to the hero and heroine, my two favorite characters are his father, and her mo ...more
Nicole Laverdure
A lovely story of forgiveness and hope!
I really enjoy Norah Wilson's books, They are always well written and filled with romance.
A Fall from Yesterday: A Hearts of Harkness Romance, is the perfect introduction to her new series The Standish Clan!
I loved her charming characters Ocean, what a lovely name and Titus. It tells a story about love and forgiveness! Their story is a little complex, but when they finally realize they were meant for each other, they'll live a full and happy life together.
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L Goodwin
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've just recently decided to slow down and start reading again to have some quiet time in my life,this is the first book I have read in a long time. I am so pleased that I decided to go with this 1st book of the series, I will definitely get the others of The Standish Clan series. I am from New Brunswick and it's nice to read a book that has references to New Brunswick. The story is so captivating and it's hard to put the book down. It's not only a great romance between Ocean and Titus but also ...more
Melissa
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
To start this off, I got this book because of Goodreads Giveaways and it hasn't influenced my opinion.

What I liked about this book was that besides the romance the author added in both characters getting over the death of Lacey. I liked the metaphor of climbing the mountain to get over their separate fears and worries.

What I didn't like about this book was the way it ended. I won't post it here because it would be spoiling it, but there are certain things that happen the way they do that I don'
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Tracy Fritts
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I thought these was a great story I enjoyed reading it.
Lina
Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love Norah Wilson's books.
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A USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, romantic suspense and paranormal romance, Norah lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, with her husband, two adult children, two dogs (Ruby and Neva) and two cats (Ruckus and Milo).

Norah is a three-time finalist in the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart contest. In 2003, she won Dorchester Publishing's New Voice in Romance contest.

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