Jordan Landon’s idyllic life becomes a nightmare when he arrives home one day to find a brief emotional note from his wife Jillienne. She said she had to go away, and it would be futile for him to try and find her. It was. She had vanished without a trace. It was one day before their thirty-first anniversary.
Two years later, and still no word from Jillienne, Jordan agrees to see Virginia Teal, a therapist, hoping that she can help him with the guilt and despair that is always with him. They come to share a unique friendship. He meets another woman who falls in love with him. Things go terribly wrong when he shuns her.
Every morning he marks an X on the calendar and takes one step forward. Every night he takes two steps backward. Where is the love of his life? Where is Jillienne?
Julie lives in southwestern British Columbia. Her vivid imagination, love of romance, mysteries, and the dream world provide her with the materials for her novels. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and painting.
In the spring of 2016, I awoke from a dream in tears. Putting the fragments of the dream together, I found that I had material for a book. I was already in the midst of writing another book, so I worked on them both at the same time. In the fall, my husband was diagnosed with cancer, and so I had to stop working on The Arcadia Project because its likeness to his health was too similar to the subject of the book. I took up the task of completing the book in the spring of 2017 with a new awareness of the disease. Because The Arcadia Project centers on the heroine’s disappearance, I have written it from the husband’s view and kept the discovery of her plight a secret until halfway through the book.
Though the book may have a happy ending, my husband’s didn’t. He passed away on April 17th, 2019.