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Author: Eileen Hinkle Rife
A long-buried secret.
An unexpected encounter.
A quest for answers.
Celeste Tatem, a special-education teacher at The Brighton Center in Schreiber, Indiana, couldn’t be more in love with her husband, Joe. But the memory of one day in the past haunts her, threatening their relationship. When Joe dies in a factory explosion, she sinks into depression.
It will take the arrival of a new student, Lily, and her delightful honesty, laughter, and joy at life’s little things to awaken Celeste to hope. When Don, an old flame from college, reenters Celeste’s world, the flickers of love stir once again, and startling questions arise. Questions that threaten to rip the veneer off of her carefully guarded secret. Then the most unexpected thing of all happens….
A story of love and forgiveness in the most unexpected places.
“Reaches into the deepest recesses of women’s hearts, encouraging them to hold tight to those they hold dear.”
JENNIFER SLATTERY, Novel Reviews
“Sweet, suspenseful, and heartwarming. I couldn’t put it down.”
DIANE DEAN WHITE, Seeds of Encouragement blog
“A top-notch, no-holds-barred, excellent story full of twists and turns, dilemmas, inspiration, and romance.”
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