Pelican Island Pharmacy by Betsy Hess Sleath
Five years after her divorce, Jessie thinks her problems with her ex-husband are over—until the day he attacks her on the campus where she works as a pharmacy professor. Several months later, Jessie flees Connecticut with her teenage daughter and heads to North Carolina.
After she secures a job as a pharmacist, Jessie is soon intertwined in the lives of the members of the local Methodist church. As she builds friendships with the town doctor and a lieutenant colonel, Jessie wonders if she will ever be able to trust a man again. But just as she settles into her new life, Jessie’s past rises up once again.
Betsy Hess Sleath is a pharmacist who grew up in Connecticut and studied creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has lived in North Carolina for the past twenty years and loves spending time on the coast. This is her first novel.