LIFE: Citizens of Logan Pond

 

Her home. Her parents. Her freedom. Gone. 
His dreams. His sister. Himself. Lost. 
Two people. 
One future. 
 
The economy crashed, the country is floundering, and Carrie Ashworth struggles to keep her siblings alive. She has two jobs in her newly-formed, newly-outlawed clan: grow crops to feed thirty-six people, and maintain contact with Oliver Simmons, their local patrolman. Carrie's life is almost content when Greg Pierce shows up. A man with the ambition to help them survive. A man determined to hate her. 
 
Greg sets to work devising systems to protect the clan from the new regime, but it doesn't take long to realize the true reason behind their safety. Patrolman Simmons has fallen for Carrie. When a government raid nearly wipes out their clan, Greg takes it upon himself to give the socially-awkward patrolman what he wants. Only Carrie doesn't like Greg throwing her in Simmons' path, especially when Greg's brusque exterior melts, and she catches a glimpse of the real man underneath. In town, Simmons' coworkers have grown suspicious. A clan the size of Logan Pond can't have 'slipped' past his patrols all this time. When their hidden loot goes missing, they want revenge, and the one thread holding Logan Pond together is about to break. Carrie is forced to choose: follow her heart or save her clan.
 
Life won't let her choose both.
 
CITIZENS OF LOGAN POND: LIFE is a new adult dystopian romance set in the not-too-distant-future. It is the first in a trilogy about a small neighborhood that bands together to survive without cars, grocery stores, or modern technology. It's a chilling reminder how precarious our world would become without the simple use of one thing: the dollar.