Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Date of Publication: May 23, 2017
Number of Pages: 320
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Colette Sheridan is being remodeled.
As a San Antonio architect, she’d have vowed her career was to investigate the history and create new functions for the structures everyone else saw as eyesores. The old German farmhouse in Comfort, Texas, might be the screeching end of that dream job. The assignment seemed so ideal at the start; generous clients, a stunning location, and a pocketful of letters that were surely meant to explain the ranch’s story. All that goodness crashed louder than a pile of two-by-fours when her grandfather announced he’d lured Colette’s ex-husband back to San Antonio to take over the family architecture firm. Now, not only does Colette have to endure the challenges posed by Beau Jefferson, the client’s handpicked contractor, a house that resists efforts to be modernized, and letters that may hold the secret to buried treasure, but she also has to decide if she has the courage to fight for her future.
Set against the backdrop of the Texas Hill Country, Colette and Beau have to rely on plans neither of them constructed in order to navigate the changes of a house with a story to tell, and a future they couldn’t even imagine.
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“Kimberly Fish’s unique writing style snatched me out of my easy chair and plunked me down into the middle of her character’s life where I was loathe to leave when my real life called me back. Her descriptive visual writing drew me in on the first page. Can’t wait to read more stories by Mrs. Fish.”
–Vickie Phelps,Author of Moved, Left No Address
A Review – Comfort Plans
“As Cornbread snored from under the shade of a cypress limb, she doubted he’d ever prove his worth as a security guard.”
When I read the initial synopsis of Comfort Plans, I was intrigued because the main character investigated histories of historical structures. This hit home with me because of my investigative work on trying to save a historical ranch complex in West Texas, so I immediately identified with the main character, Colette from the start, especially after I began reading the book.
A few chapters into the book Cornbread was woven into story, which I had to relate to Azrael, my rescued dog. After hearing his story she thoroughly approved of the book because of how Cornbread came into the picture. Could he be a ghost dog? You’ll have to read the book to find out.
But, there’s more to the story than just Cornbread and researching the back-stories of buildings. Author Kimberly Fish weaves a book written in her own tone of the story of Colette finding herself after her grandfather brings back her ex-husband to head the family architectural firm. Throughout the story she finds a new love, a ghost, a skeleton, old historical German letters, Cornbread, and the real reason why her grandfather did not betray her with her ex. The latter involves the IRS.
The hidden German letters in the fireplace firebox adds the finest part to this story, after Cornbread of course. The letters were from a man named Colin who cared very deeply about the woman he intended on marrying once he reached her outside of Comfort, Texas. The letters themselves are intriguing enough to carry the entire story and they add a historical romantic depth.
Comfort Plans is a good weekend read that will draw readers into Collette’s winding life of work, finding love, Cornbread, and discovering if the letters leads to a hidden treasure.
Kimberly Fish started writing professionally with the birth of her second child and the purchase of a home computer. Having found this dubious outlet, she then entered and won The Writer’s League of Texas manuscript contest which fed her on-going fascination with story crafting.
She has since published in magazines, newspapers, and online formats and in 2017, released the first novel in a series set during the World War II years in Longview, Texas—The Big Inch.
She lives with her family in East Texas.
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