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Facing an empty nest for the first time since the death of her husband, Dan, three years ago, Tess Everett immerses herself in volunteer work for the Winterset public parks, home of the famous covered bridges of Madison County, Iowa. But when former resident J.W. McRae shows up at one of the bridges with paintbrushes and easel, sparks fly—because J.W. was once married to Tess’s late friend Char. Worse, J.W. was a deadbeat dad to Char’s son, Wynn—then a college student—who Tess and Dan took under their wings after his mom’s death.

J.W. hopes to make amends with his son now that there’s a new little granddaughter in the picture. But when Tess agrees to rent the backyard garage apartment to J.W., hoping to be a bridge to reconcile father and son, sparks of a different kind are kindled. As their friendship grows, Tess and J.W. must discover if what they have together is worth rearranging their entire lives for. And whether they can build bridges that will mend broken relationships.

 

 2022

FEBRUARY

25 — Virtual chat with bookclub reading Over the Waters

MARCH

27 — Virtual chat with bookclub in Georgia reading A Nest of Sparrows

APRIL

9 — Speak to  Southeast Missouri Writers' Guild, Cape Girardeau, MO

29 — Virtual chat with bookclub in Kentucky reading Bridges

MAY-JUNE

29-2 — On faculty Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, Ridgecrest, NC

JULY

5 — Release of Breath of Heaven, Raney Day Press

AUGUST

20 — Cape Girardeau Public Library Author Showcase

SEPTEMBER

8-10 — Storyfest ACFW, St. Louis, MO

8-11 — On faculty American Christian Fiction Writers Conference, Hyatt Regency at the Arch, St. Louis, MO

27 — Release of O Little Town, Kregel Publications

NOVEMBER

4 — Speak to Full Gospel Church Women's Tea, East Prairie, MO

15 — Author event at Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, MI

 

2023

SEPTEMBER

24-27 — American Christian Fiction Writers Conference, Hyatt Regency at the Arch, St. Louis, MO

2024

SEPTEMBER

5-8 — American Christian Fiction Writers Conference, Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA

 

 

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