‘The Cedar Chest’ is my first novel, on Amazon Kindle Unlimited.
Carrie Hughes is a firefighter’s widow whose husband, Tim, died on duty as a firefighter. A library clerk with a grieving 13 year old daughter, 7 year old son, and extra pounds of ‘baby weight,’ she struggles with her own grief and her wavering Christian faith. Carrie reaches out to friends and finds comfort with Judy, a fellow widow who lives hundreds of miles away.
David Hensel, a salesman at his family’s quaint Amish furniture shop, lost his wife Sarah to cancer two years before. He works long hours while raising his 5 year old son, hiding his loneliness with his friendly smile and goofy jokes. He lives in the same small Wisconsin town as Judy, who invites Carrie to visit her over the summer.
When Carrie and David meet, they share an immediate bond and a romantic spark. As they begin a long-distance correspondence, they learn to laugh again- and love again.
But after David commits a sin he regrets, can he still be the loving man of faith Carrie needs? Can teenage Nora accept her mother’s new love life? A story of loss, love and forgiveness.
Note from the Author: This is a Christian fiction novel, but there is a warning for edgy subject matter (mention of suicide, adultery, childhood sexual abuse.) Romance with mild sexual dialogue and themes.
ETA: The sequel, Blended and Blessed, is now published and I will offer it as a free Kindle book during the week of March 13-17!