Sunday, September 25, 2016
'The Cedar Chest,' my first novel
Sweet contemporary Christian romance.
Carrie is a firefighter's widow, whose husband Tim died on duty under mysterious circumstances. She struggles with her Christian faith as she goes through her grieving process and copes with her new role as a single mom and library clerk with a 13 year old daughter, a 7 year old son, and extra pounds of curvy 'baby weight.'
Months after her husband's death, she meets with her new friend Judy in a charming, small Wisconsin town 300 miles away.
While stopping in an Amish furniture shop, she meets David Hensel, a widowed dad. He's a handsome, funny-in-a-goofy-way kind of guy who doesn't think of himself as attractive- but he is! The two share a bond of friendship- and an undeniable attraction. Could they find a second chance at love? Will David reveal a moral mistake he made while he and Carrie were separated by long distance? Will teenage Nora accept her mom's new love life? A story of faith, love, and forgiveness.