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The Carpenter’s Apprentice

by Daniel Elijah Sanderfer

Every summer Caedmon goes to a little town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina called Brasstown. While there, he spends time with his Grandma Annie, takes care of the property, and enjoys a respite from the big city where he lives. He's an eighteen-year-old virgin and a good boy, but this summer could be the one that changes his life forever.

Darby is a loner. He used to have a nine to five job, a trophy boyfriend, and a nice condo in downtown Charlotte. But after his boyfriend Devin moved in, they quickly found out they were incompatible and wanted different things out of life. With a shattered heart, he decides to isolate from the world in Brasstown and pour all of his energy into making beautiful things from wood. But, he can't hide from love forever.

When Caedmon starts coming by with treats from his Grandma Annie, they soon find out they have a lot more in common than either of them initially thought. Join Daniel Elijah Sanderfer for this sweet slow-burn story about finding love and second chances.

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Publisher: Independently Published
Pairings: M-M
Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 36-45
Protagonist 3 Age: 66+
Tropes: Age Difference, Coming Out / Closeted, Find Love and Come Out, First Time, Friends to Lovers, Meet Cute, Second Chances, Slow Burning Love, True Love
Word Count: 16000
Setting: Brasstown, North Carolina
Languages Available: English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Vietnamese

About the Author

Daniel Elijah Sanderfer is a retired Hospitality Manager who currently resides in Southern Indiana with his husband William. Originally from the Blue Ridge Mountain region of Virginia, he moved to Indiana to be closer to his then fiance. They have been married for two years and together for fifteen total years. He was always interested in writing even from a young age and was featured in a few poetry collections as a teen. When he is not writing he is caretaker, as his husband is disabled and requires full-time care. He enjoys going to antique stores and in the summer weekend long yard sales. He currently writes LGBT fiction with a positive direction as he feels too many love stories experience tragedy. He likes to highlight the stories that survived. The couples who fought to stay together and the families that do accept them.