Love blooms in unlikely places. In 1912, two years after a tornado left many children homeless, the town of Daisy, Oklahoma, needs help with its orphanage. Enter Rena Jewel, 38 years old and still single, who longs to do something important with her life. A lover of flowers, Rena believes the letter from Daisy to be a sign from the Lord, and she promises to help. Sheriff Gene Wyatt is a widowed father struggling to control 23 unruly orphansand to keep his own two boys from burning down the town. So when he receives word that help is on the way, Gene rejoices. Until he meets Rena that isa genteel and far-too-pretty woman whom he assumes is not up to the challenge. And after meeting the children, Rena begins to agree with him. At her wits' end, she helps the children plant a garden and slowly earns their respect and obedience. The new orphanage director arrives just as the garden begins to bloom, and Rena must deicde whether she can leave the town, the children-and the manshes come to love.
Janice Hanna (also published as Janice A. Thompson) has published more than thirty novels. She has also written three devotionals and several musical comedies for the stage. Janice makes her home in the Houston area. Read more at www.janiceathompson.com.
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