"A 1970s era sweet romance with a poignant message of love and forgiveness."
IN THE MIDST of the oil embargo of 1974, single mother Tina Raye Lawrence has a crisis of her own. The car she’s saved up for gets wrecked by a handsome newcomer named Chas Warren, then she loses her job. Will joblessness (and loneliness) make her lower her guard with Chas? She's got her daughter to consider and her own relationship with God. As she beats the pavement for work, she finds solace in Gospel music. Can a handful of hymns help her stay strong in the face of her growing attraction to her new Newland Road neighbor?
Chas is at his wit’s end when his forced academic sabbatical turns into a dismissal and then his estranged wife grants him custody of their small son. Jobless and discouraged, he decides to settle in with his cousin Dr. Edward Anderson (from Book 1, History Lessons) in the wilds of rural North Carolina to rediscover his first love — music. He’s never had a place for religion in his life. Should he pursue this pretty church lady Tina Lawrence or should he just keep walking?