After the tragic death of her closest friend, 20-year-old Celia Thatcher is sent to work in the bookstore of family friends. Hoping the new surroundings in Massachusetts will help her regain a happy outlook on life, Celia catches the eye of not one, but two men: the elite, but unkempt Bostonian-turned-hermit, Edward Lyons, who is clearly trying to run from his past and from God, and Charles Harrod, a charming Harvard law student who promotes a religious belief Celia has never before considered. With both men vying for her attention, Celias world is again turned upside down when one of her beaus is accused of murder. Suddenly realizing where her heart lies, Celia is now challenged with a choice bigger than man: should she follow her heart or her God?
After a 19th-century romance novel helped her persevere through a difficult relationship, Ruth Trippy was inspired to pick up her pen to help others. A former high school language arts teacher and Public Service Director at a radio station, Ruth now writes to encourage and inspire others with the love of Christ. She is a member of RWA and ACFW and a frequent participant in critique groups and writing conferences. Ruth and her husband live near Atlanta, Georgia.