by Marie Zhuikov
This sequel to “Eye of the Wolf” finds Melora St. James working to restore an endangered shorebird to the coast of Lake Superior. Melora’s peace and her focus on the piping plover are interrupted when Drew Tamsen, the boyfriend she thought she lost to another woman and another way of life eleven years ago, shows up on her office doorstep. He wants her back. They have a few things to work out first: Drew chose life as a werewolf over being with Melora, and after a painful divorce, Melora is in no hurry to trust or give her heart to another man — even if he’s one she never quite got over.
Their story is interwoven with that of the plovers, who are threatened by foxes, loggers and the Federal Aviation Administration. Then there’s Demetri, a mysterious boy Melora and Drew find lost on the beach. In helping Demetri discover who he is and make his first real friends, Melora and Drew learn secrets about themselves, building community, and coming to terms with the past.
About the Author:
Marie Zhuikov is an award-winning writer specializing in environmental and medical topics. In addition to her novels, “Eye of the Wolf” and “Plover Landing,” she has produced hundreds of articles and publications. Her poems have appeared in several local anthologies and community projects. Zhuikov has a BA in science journalism and an MA in public health journalism. She lives in Duluth, Minn.