Jocie Brooke has never wanted for love, despite the fact that she hardly remembers her mother. Jocie's father, preacher David Brooke, has done his best to be both father and mother to his daughter. Even Jocie's spinster Great-aunt Love, who's slowly going senile, cares for Jocie in her own stern way. But in their small town of Hollyhill, Kentucky, painful secrets lie just beneath the surface, and inquisitive spirits discover surprising truths. There's a reason why Aunt Love hides behind black dresses and a stoic countenance. And David takes his morning walks not just for quiet solitude, but to wrestle with the past.
Full of stories of lost loves and the trials of small-town living, this heartwarming novel explores the journey of faith and family.
Now an established author, Ann H. Gabhart's earliest publications were in periodicals such as HomeLife. Since then she has published a number of adult and young adult novels with several different publishers. The author of A Forbidden Love and A Heart Divided, Ann and her husband live a mile from where she was born in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.