Though she's tried to believe she's satisfied just as a first-grade teacher, Mary Oliver longs to be a wife and a mother. Walter Chance, a high-school friend, seems more than interested in Mary. And Todd Walker, her childhood crush, has resurfaced and lavishes Mary with attention. To top it all off, the less formal Community Church has just hired Jason Abbott to be their new assistant pastor, and while less polished than the others, he enjoys Mary's heart for children and her dedication to the Lord. When a parcel of land begins to be overrun with mystery, Mary must choose the look beyond the appearances of men and seek the Lord.
KAY CORNELIUS lives in Alabama with her husband, a retired aerospace contracts specialist, and is blessed to have their two grown children and four grandchildren all living nearby. Kay first felt called to teach, a career that spanned 25 years, and then to write. Always active in her local church, she has taught Sunday school classes and has been a member of various committees. Kay hopes her books speak her belief that the love between a man and a woman is meant to be one of His greatest gifts.