2017 RONE Award-Winner for Inspirational Fiction.
In need of his own redemption, Noah Carter finally confronts his childhood hero, the once-beloved uncle who betrayed him. Instead of vengeance, he offers forgiveness, also granting Uncle John a most curious request—for Noah to work on the ramshackle farm of Agnes Deveraux Keller, a French WWII survivor with dementia.
Despite all Agnes has lost, she still has much to teach Noah. But the pair’s unique friendship is threatened when Tayte, Agnes’s estranged granddaughter, arrives to claim a woman whose circumstances and abilities are far different from those of the grandmother she once knew.
Items hidden in Agnes’s attic raise painful questions about Tayte’s dead parents, steeling Tayte’s determination to save Agnes, even if it requires her to betray the very woman she came to save, and the secret her proud grandmother has guarded for seventy years.
The issue strains the fragile trust between Tayte and Noah, who now realizes Tayte is fighting her own secrets, her own dragons. Weighed down by past guilt and failures, he feels ill-equipped to help either woman, until he remembers Agnes’s lessons about courage and love. In order to save Agnes, the student must now become the teacher, helping Tayte heal—for Agnes’s sake, and for his.
About the Author
Laurie (L.C.) Lewis is Marylander-a weather-whining lover of crabs, American history, and the sea. She admits to being craft-challenged, particularly lethal with a glue gun, and a devotee of sappy movies. The Dragons of Alsace Farm (2016), her eighth published novel, was inspired by a loved one's struggle with dementia. Laurie's women's fiction novels include Sweet Water (2017), The Dragons of Alsace Farm (2016), Awakening Avery (2010), and Unspoken (2004), written as Laurie Lewis. Using the pen name L.C. Lewis, she wrote the five volumes of her award-winning FREE MEN and DREAMERS historical fiction series, set against the backdrop of the War of 1812: Dark Sky at Dawn (2007), Twilight's Last Gleaming (2008), Dawn's Early Light (2009), Oh, Say Can You See? (2010), and In God is Our Trust, (2011). Her romantic suspense novel, "Leverage," launches in November 2017. She loves to hear from readers, and she can be contacted at any of these locations. Website www.laurielclewis.com VIP Readers' Club https: //www.laurielclewis.com/newsletter Twitter https: //twitter.com/laurielclewis Goodreads https: //www.goodreads.com/author/show/1743696.Laurie_L_C_Lewis Facebook https: //www.facebook.com/LaurieLCLewis/ Instagram https: //www.instagram.com/laurielclewis/ Amazon: https: //www.amazon.com/-/e/B001JPC