I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and lived in the Midwest most of my married life. In my first novel, Lake Surrender, I use my love of Michigan lakes to tell a story of a woman struggling with abrupt change and difficult circumstances to see a greater hand at work. With slices of humor, I write of hardships many face as a single mom, a parent of a disabled child, a displaced employee, a lonely widow and a once homeless young man. My characters, flawed, live through unnerving stress, like a barefoot water-skier hanging on to the … Read More
Coming March 9th!
Deep End of the Lake
The sequel to Lake Surrender.
Being the new girl at school is hard enough, but when you are a stutterer, It’s tough. Luckily, Cassie finds a good friend to help her navigate fifth grade. But life gets more difficult when she decides to become a bell ringer for a class community…
Carol has a novel now available as an e-book or paperback Lake Surrender, an inspirational women’s novel published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Carol’s second book Lake Surrender, by Carol Stratton, “Her journey ends where the lake begins…
Carol’s first book, Changing Zip Codes is available through Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas and is available on Amazon.com on Kindle or paperback! For the downsized, disenfranchised, outsourced and uprooted. When your entire life drives off…
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