The Hermit by Shayne McClendon


When I wrote “The Hermit,” I wasn’t sure where the story was going. I knew it was both brutal and beautiful, but I didn’t see much of an actual happy ending for my characters.

If you haven’t read this story, I hope you will. It remains one of my most popular ones.

There is sadness, struggle, and pain.

There is also redemption, kindness, and love.

In real life, there’s no magic…and there isn’t any “quick fix” in my books either.

Healing takes time. Being okay doesn’t happen overnight.

What I love most about Daphne and Ryan is their resiliency. They’re imperfect, scarred people who still manage to see the world around them as filled with possibilities. Happiness means something different to them. Their needs are simple.

If you take a walk with them, hand-in-hand, through their experiences, I think you’ll fall in love. With their stories, with their possibilities, with their humanity.

Read “The Hermit” right now. I’d love to hear what you think.

Much love,

the hermit by shayne mcclendonAbout the book…

Dr. Ryan Wallace retreats to the Alaskan wilderness to find peace with his past. The last thing he expects is to stumble upon a woman barely clinging to life. As he watches her fight her way back from hell, his own problems begin to pale in comparison.

Daphne Pierce doesn’t realize how much of a fighter, a true badass, she is until she’s pushed to the brink of her endurance…and survives. Ryan is different, quiet, with an edge of darkness she understands after her ordeal.

When she returns to her own world, both of them realize there are some things you just can’t live without.



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