Plain and dutiful, Sophia Hess has lived most of her life without ever knowing genuine love. Her professor husband had married her for the convenience of having a typist for his scholarly papers. The discovery of a dark secret opens...
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Plain and dutiful, Sophia Hess has lived most of her life without ever knowing genuine love. Her professor husband had married her for the convenience of having a typist for his scholarly papers. The discovery of a dark secret opens her eyes to the truth about her marriage and her husband.
Eventually nephew Patrick and his wife, Rachel, take Sophia into their home, and she observes from a careful distance their earnest faith and the simple gifts of kindness they generously bestow upon her and others-this in spite of an unthinkable tragedy they've suffered. Dare she unlock the door behind which she stalwartly conceals her broken heart?
An insightful and moving portrayal of the transforming power of love
Jamie Langston Turner is currently a professor of creative writing and literature at Bob Jones University in South Carolina. She describes her writing as, "a journey into God's truth using the wonderful vehicle of fiction." She has had a lifelong interest in promoting God's kingdom through the written word and works from credo that, "A story can get its toe in the door where a sermon often can't." A college professor for thirty-four years, she has written extensively for a variety of periodicals. Her novels have earned both the Angel and Christy Awards. Jamie's first novel, Suncatchers, launched her journey toward recognition of her latest novel, Winter Birds, in Publisher's Weekly's Best Books of 2006: "Genuine humour and well-crafted characters make this a memorable and inspiring novel." - Publisher's Weekly. Jamie's other titles include Some Wildflower in my Heart, No Dark Valley, and By the Light of a Thousand Stars.