With passion, heart and powerful storytelling, Khara Campbell gives us our next great Boston story of love, life and inspiration. Campbell's knack for seamlessly mixing pop culturism, modern romance and big picture life perspective is refreshing and heartwarming.
--Dave Wedge, New York Times bestselling author of 12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady's Fight for Redemption, and Boston Strong: A City's Triumph Over Tragedy.
Campbell's Seahorse is a poignant story of life, loss and everlasting love, a rare and beautiful perspective on the fight to pass our legacy onto the next generation. The characters bring me home and remind me that I am the best parts of my mother, my father, and that we, too, have something to pass on. A story that should be read by every mother, daughter, and feminist fighting for the next generation to be better.
--Elizabeth Bohnel, senior producer and founding member of MAKERS: Women Who Make America
Caroline and Chris Shaughnessy don't fit the small town New England mold. They weren't married and pregnant by thirty. They don't strive to get into the most exclusive golf clubs, money doesn't run in the family, and they've carved their own paths. Caroline is a self-made boss in a traditionally male role, while Chris teaches at an all-women's college.
Basically, they're the couple that has everything--great looks, careers, health, and home. They have everything--except a child, and no one in Cohasset, Massachusetts, lets them forget. The pressure of so many unsuccessful pregnancy attempts and her family's stinging doubt are driving Caroline to the breaking point until one June afternoon when she gets the news that she's expecting.
Everything Caroline and Chris have ever wanted is coming true. Thrilled to be a mother, Caroline goes out for her routine morning jog and collapses. She is rushed to the hospital, where they learn she has a cancerous mass in her lung. This must be a mistake. Caroline is an exemplar of good health. Now, Caroline and Chris must make an impossible choice as they fight for love and run the marathon of life.