Faye Andrews wants to keep the shameful truth about her real father a secret.
Chase Michaels wants to make his guardian's last days as peaceful as possible and vows to protect him at all costs.
Faye’s life is heading down the road to nowhere when her mother shows up with a request Faye wants to refuse, but can’t. Her bio-dad is dying and she needs to head south to Sweet Grove, Texas, and help set his affairs in order. Except, bio-dad doesn’t want her help, he wants reconciliation. He wants her love.
Chase’s life is spiraling out of control. His guardian, Heath, the only person left who cares about him, is dying. Vowing to protect him, Chase is wary when the legitimate heir arrives and worries that she’ll make Heath’s last days miserable and ruin all the hard work Chase has done to the farm.
A man on his deathbed. An estranged daughter. A young man who belongs to no one. And the mercy they find in a loving God who brings them all together.
What Readers Are Saying...
I admire how Jackie Castle let her experiences shine through this story and was willing to share it with her readers. I highly recommend this book. Amazon reader 5-stars
There is a depth of emotion that was utterly breathtaking in it's scope. Goodreads review - 5 stars
[This story] was handled with love, understanding and dignity. I feel that the authors personal experience has shown through clearly and makes it even more touching. Goodreads reviewer - 4 stars
Melanie Brown's life was sinking into a miry pit.
She hated her job, had an apartment she couldn't afford, and her pride was tumbling. After being dismissed from her teaching job, as a music instructor, Melanie's mother, Lilly Brown showed up with her flying eagle RV, ready to take her to a 'safe place' on her sister Faye's lavender farm. There, in the quiet town of Sweet Grove, she could recoup her losses. Melanie had thought her life couldn't get any worse. She was wrong.
Wild Billy Higgins loved taking risks. He'd rode bucking broncos and ran into burning buildings, but none of that prepared him for the bristly, sharp-tongued woman that had come to stay at his best friend's farm. He could have believed that Faye's beautiful sister was an angel sent from heaven if her horns weren't tilting her halo.
He'd never backed away from a challenge, then again, he'd never been up against the likes of Melanie Brown before. They say opposites attract. Billy just wasn't sure if they could ever get along and live in harmony.
Welcome to the tiny town of Sweet Grove, TX, where neighbors still care deeply about each other and the little white chapel on First Street is the heart and soul of all who live here.
It’s a simple life–a good life–yet many here are suffering invisible pains. From alcoholism to divorce, hoarding, and even suicide, the struggles are real but so is the God who loves this town and all its residents. Through the darkest of times and the deepest of tragedies, each day provides a new chance to find faith, hope… and even love.