"Compelling and beautifully written." --Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author on Ransom CanyonFrom the beloved and bestselling author of the Ransom Canyon and Harmony, Texas series comes a powerful, heartwarming story about generations of family and the ironclad bonds they forge When Jillian James lands in the small town Texas community of Laurel Springs, she's definitely not planning to stay--except to find a few clues about the father who abandoned her and destroyed her faith in family. Connor Larady is a single dad, and the only one caring for his grandmother, Eugenia, who has Alzheimer's. And now he has to close Eugenia's quilt shop. When Connor meets down-on-her-luck Jillian, he's out of options. Can he trust the newcomer to do right by his grandmother's legacy? Jillian is done with relationships. But as she grows closer to Connor and Eugenia, she must consider giving up her nomadic life for a future with those who need her. An inspiring family saga that asks us to consider what love and chosen family really mean.
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- ISBN-13: 9781335062956
- ISBN-10: 1335062955
- Publisher: Hqn
- Publish Date: April 2018
- Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds
- Page Count: 320
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ALSO IN BOOKPAGE: Read our Q&A with Jodi Thomas about Mornings on Main.