When textiles conservator Kelly Frost is invited to coastal Massachusetts, she looks forward to spending the summer at historic Gray House---and restoring a centuries-old Mariner's Compass quilt. But when she befriends caretaker Tom Silva and discovers a dark secret about his heritage, threads of mystery transform her ordinary trip into an adventure! 240 pages, softcover from Abingdon.
Kelly Frost, a textiles conservator, is invited to the Massachusetts coastal town of Fairhaven to restore the centuries-old Mariner's Compass quilt. But there is one stipulation: she must live and work in Grey House, a former whaling captain's home, where the quilt is stored. There she meets Tom Pereira, the caretaker of Grey House, whose heart seems as hard as the rocky Massachusetts coastline. Over the long-lit months as Kelly works to restore the quilt, she is buoyed by occasional afternoon visits from Tom and other Fairhaven town members, and is drawn into their lives. And each night, as she reads stories in a daily journal penned by Mary Grey, she learns details about her newfound community members that help her see that their lives are as vivid and interwoven as the quilt pieces she is working to restore. But, when Kelly discovers a truth about Toms heritage hidden in the journal, she must decide if keeping the past to herself is the only way to ensure the hope of a future with Tom.
Lynette Sowell is the Carol Award-winning and ECPA best-selling author of more than twenty titles. When shes not crafting stories, she works as a freelance news reporter and columnist for her local newspaper. She makes her home in Copperas Cove on the doorstep of the Texas hill country. She hangs out on Facebook at facebook.com/lynettesowellauthor and blogs at lynettesowell.blogspot.com.