The Tender Bonds
On the last day of kindergarten, Patty Dykstra’s mother picked her up after school and told Patty they’d be going on a trip to visit an aunt in New Jersey. Six-year-old Patty didn’t know she and her mother would not be coming back, and that she would leave behind her father, her home, and the only life she’d never known.
Thirty-six years later, Patty discovers cards that had been written to her by the father she had been told was ‘gone’.
Patty travels back to the to the small town she left behind as a child to find the man who used to call her starshine, the father she barely remembers. What she finds both surprises and shocks her. Jack Dykstra is a far cry from the man she idealized as her daddy. And Patty must learn to stand up for her own self-worth in order to accept and forgive him.
The Whisper of Time
When fate offers Gwynn Powell a chance to start over, she jumps at the opportunity. Laid off and living with a husband whose gambling problem has eaten through a good part of their savings, Gwynn buys a farmhouse sight unseen, leaving both her marriage and her old home behind.
But fate has more in mind for Gwynn than just a new home. The farmhouse, tucked away in the Green Mountains of Vermont where even GPS can’t find it, is also a step back in time. And Slate Peck, the farm’s caretaker and part owner, is tied to Gwynn’s destiny in ways she never expected.