Handle with Care

Handle with Care

ABOUT Emily Porterfield

Emily Porterfield



“It’s normal to feel that way.”

One phrase - six small words - destroys therapist Abigail Miles’ life. She is running from a past that haunts her, and from the person that she used to be. Made a pariah by both the media and her colleagues, Abby seeks refuge in a sleepy town in Oregon, hoping to find peace in solitude. Tormented by her past, she shies away from everyone, terrified people will discover who she is. Abby no longer trusts her own perceptions, doubting everything and everyone – most of all, herself. All she wants is some time and space – to be left alone.

But the gentle patience of widower Craig Port and his enchanting young daughter, throws what Abby knows into doubt. Her profession is to know people, yet she is a total stranger to herself. She believes she doesn't deserve the kindness of others, let alone their mercy or their love.

When something blossoms between the two of them, Abby is overcomed by the demons in her self-imposed torture chamber. Can Abby trust Craig's insights enough to risk what he has to offer? Or will she keep on running... from herself?

Handle with Care is a sweet contemporary romance, a journey of forgiveness and ownership, and recovery from trauma.

Note: this is a sweet (clean) contemporary romance.