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In 1890, Lizzie Cole is on the brink of adulthood. Restlessness stirs within her and she is eager to begin the next chapter of her life…if only she knew what that was. Fiercely outspoken and independent, she struggles to find a place for herself within a world that seems to be moving on without her. When a mysterious collection of letters are found in her stepmother's trunk, along with puzzling journal entries, Lizzie wonders if she's found a way to escape her current circumstances.
Meanwhile, in the present day, Jovie Campbell is starting a new life for herself in the small town of Redbud Grove, Kansas. Unexpectedly pregnant, she jumps at the chance to live near family and put down roots. Jovie leaves her past in the city behind her and takes a job as a professor of history at the local university.
Against the backdrop of a charming cafe and antique shop, Jovie soon connects with the locals: spunky proprietor and museum director Agnes, her handsome grandson Gabe…and a strange newcomer named Lizzie. When Agnes is unexpectedly injured, they band together to keep the cafe running and put on the Christmas Historical Society fundraiser. But not all is what it seems, and the mystery surrounding the two women's connection must be unraveled before there are consequences for all involved.
Get swept up in romance and intrigue this holiday in this heartwarming tale of faith, purpose, and the meaning of family.
PLEASE NOTE: This full-length inspirational novel is the second installment of the Christmastime Trilogy. It can be read as a standalone novel, but is best read as part of the series.
“Great read…very talented author! Can't wait for book 3” -Karen, Amazon reviewer