• Release Date: Oct 1, 2009
  • Publisher: Bethany House
  • Pages: 316

Things Worth Remembering

Maisey asked for a bride doll the Christmas she was five, mesmerized by her aunt's wedding the fall before. Since then I've been dreaming of the day, or days, we would shop for her wedding dress. A mother helping her daughter find just the right creation for that momentous walk down the aisle strikes me as one of life's happiest endeavors. The night she called to tell us she'd bought her "dream of a gown," I sat beside Luke on the couch, a striking contrast to Maisey's exuberance.

My dejection seemed a tad inappropriate. "Being hurt because I wasn't included is silly, isn't it?" I asked.

"Not so silly," he said.

Will I ever quit longing for the Maisey who was once mine?

Kendy Laswell and her daughter, Maisey, used to do everything together--until one fateful summer when Maisey witnessed something she shouldn't have, and their relationship fractured. Now, Maisey is back home to get married and Kendy realizes this is her last chance to reconnect with her daughter. Will Kendy and Maisey be able to reclaim the bond they once shared?

  • Release Date: January 30, 2009
  • Publisher: Bethany House
  • Pages: 294

Tender Grace

How do we bear losing someone whom we love so dearly, someone who is so tightly woven into the fabic of our every day lives? Audrey Eaton must figure this out.

She awakens one moring at three and gets up to retrieve her husband, Tom, from the recliner where he must have fallen asleep watching a ball game. But when she enters the living room and looks at his gentle face in the soft lamp light, she knows their time together is over. Fifteen months later, grief has overwhelmed her. Engaging in nothing, Audrey wants only one thing: her old life back. Her house has become her tomb.

Desperately needing healing, she embarks on a journey to a place Tom had always meant to take her. As she travels from Springfield, Missouri, to Coronado Island off the shore of Southern California, she discovers along the way, through shared experiences with friends, old and new, the “tender graces” God provides each day for those who are willing to see.