Ghosts! One is laughing down from heaven. One wears rags. One is falling in love with her. Melanie’s faith is shaken. Her husband Larry is dead. They had only been married a few hours before he was arrested. Will her best friend Natalie be enough? Who will understand about Larry’s crime, his deception and how he died? Surely not her new friend Robert who lost his wife to cancer; no deception there. Just sadness. Should she believe the homeless old woman who claims to be Larry’s estranged mother, calling herself Melanie’s mother-in-law? Especially when the raggedy old lady stalks her and camps on her doorstep. Why did the woman abandon her son and husband over thirty years ago? Robert gives her empathy and support . . . until his own secret is revealed. All Melanie has left of Larry is the gorgeous blue diamond ring! Her special group of friends, the Candy Canes, promise to pray for her. But, is prayer enough? She counts on all of them for support and answers! The love of a dog with her shaggy fur, big eyes and her kisses may have to be enough. Larry, his homeless mother, and even Robert, all haunt her. Her only normalcy is teaching the adorable three-year-olds in her preschool class. Maybe little Jackson will help put the ghosts to rest.
About the author:
Bonnie and her psychologist husband Dave live in Arizona close to four of their six grandchildren. The other two live on the beach in Costa Rica – Pura Vida! – were they surf and only wear shoes to school. The six cousins visit each other twice a year, and frivolity, laughter and love permeates the air.
Family is all to the Engstroms. Often it interrupts schedules to pick kids up after school or attend soccer games and chess tournaments. Bonnie writes and Dave teaches online and supervises in the Counseling Department of University of Phoenix. Retirement was not an option for either.
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If you want to begin with the first in the Candy Cane Girls series, start with Noelle’s Christmas Wedding https://amzn.to/2CKDMxd