Linda Jensen leads a relatively quiet life in Westchester County, New York, as the owner of a highly-acclaimed garden. Inherited from her parents, the garden is her pride and joy. What is not so joyful is finding a strange man sprawled near her delphiniums! The mysterious man is sick, unable to do anything more than drink water—and beg for secrecy. Ignoring all alarm bells, Linda sees to his needs, but her caring act takes on unexpected significance, an unpresentable glory.


Plot Twist

JUST SAW a Twitter thing that says it all: “When something goes wrong in your life, just yell ‘PLOT TWIST’ and move on.” Do you have days when everything that can go wrong does? Mine started at 3:00 AM when the smoke alarm went off. Cold night. The woodstove chimney...

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From Elsie to Charles

AS A CHILD, I read Elsie Dinsmore, the first of a series that rivaled Alcott’s Little Women and subsequent books. One day while re-reading it, I saw it with new eyes: an overtly Christian story about a young girl whose overbearing father seeks to turn her from her...

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On Turning the Last Page

YOU KNOW YOU'VE READ A GOOD BOOK WHEN YOU TURN THE LAST PAGE AND FEEL A LITTLE AS IF YOU HAVE LOST A FRIEND.                          ~Paul Sweeney I know the feeling. Story can abduct us, hold us captive, and keep us in thrall for days after the cover is closed. How...

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Truth Enters Through Lowly Doors

I JUST GOOGLED LARRY AND THE UNDERSEA RAIDER by Walter Farley, a book that one of my teachers read to her two classes. It probably didn’t have great literary value, but I’ve remembered that story—if not the setting. (I thought it was Norway. Turns out to be Hawaii,...

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The Lord Wins: Last Chapter of World War 2

In the invasion of Italy, the danger spot was Salerno, where British troops landed in September, 1943. The Germans made a stubborn resistance and almost won the battle. “The day of the landing at Salerno and its sequel will always stand out in my memory,” said...

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Author Eleanor Gustafson

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