newcomer: The St. Cross Choir Series, Book 1
Lauren E. Beale spent 40 years working in newspapers -- the bulk of her career at the Los Angeles Times. Welcome to her first foray into fiction, which sets the stage for a music lover's adventure series in the mountains of California.
Having left her career as a newspaper reporter, newcomer Harper Henshaw seeks a fresh start in an offbeat mountain town in the rugged Sierra Nevada range. There she settles into the St. Cross choir to prepare for a performance of Maurice Durufle’s Requiem. But illegal pot plantations and the activities of a drug cartel threaten the settlement’s seemingly idyllic life just as she starts to find her niche in the community of singers, churchgoers and animal lovers.