Elaine E. Sherwood
When All Else Fails
Your past does not dictate your future.

Book one, When All Else Fails

     Kathy Martin's once ideal childhood is suddenly shattered by tragedy, and she is cast into the callous waters of the foster care system. Terrified and alone, she embarks on a grueling journey to adulthood. Scarred both physically and emotionally she struggles to make a life for herself.

     Bryce Peterson, an unwanted child from an abusive family, his own path littered with sadness and crushing disappointment, finds his adult life as lonely as his childhood had been. An adopted son, Luke, becomes the only bright spot in his otherwise disastrous life. Meeting Georgio and Rosa Vincenzo provides him the motivation he needs to continue to push forward.

     But now, against all odds, these two damaged souls have found each other. Perhaps, for the first time, they both dare to hope that from the twisted wreckage of their lives, a miracle might emerge. Can they discover true happiness and love?

Book two, All That Matters

     Follow Bryce and Ann Peterson as they are drawn into ballroom dance competition where constant publicity attracts the attention of one of Ann's old enemies. The consequences are devastating.

     After the kidnapping of Ann Peterson, additional security is necessary. Bruce Watson joins Peterson Enterprise where meeting Asia Kim, a young woman rescued from a human trafficing ring, is unavoidable

     Anika and Victor, a young Russian couple, become part of the Vincenzo Balroom dance team after a violet start to their lives in America.

     A reunion between Ann and Dr. Mark brings some shocking revelations.

     The little Peterson Cemetery on the hill welcomes other residents.

     And Luke Falls in love.

Book three, For All Time

     Ann and Bryce Peterson have weathered unthinkable trials and it seems all is well for now. They have no idea that their greatest challenge lies ahead. The couple's mettle is truly tested when a complication they never expected threatens to destroy the very relationship upon which the family and Peterson Enterprise is built.

     A young woman is viciously murdered leaving her two young children alone to face the harsh realities of life. Both injured by the same man who killed their mother, they are further traumatized when they are used as a pawn in a scheme to extort money from one member of the Peterson Family.

     An important dance competition sees the family confront enemies from their past. Who will be the victor.

     A natural disaster results in the irreparable damage to the Vincenzo's Restaurant and Ballroom. Can the family survive yet another tragedy?