For many years, Reverend Carlen Sanderson has been considered a patron saint of sorts to the people of Silver Falls, helping others with his wisdom and faith. As the hardships of WWI and the deadly pandemic of 1918 descend on the area, the townspeople have never needed his guidance more. However, when the previously faithful minister disappears, leaving behind his parish and his family, they are left to wonder where he has gone - and why he would go! Is he really the saint so many believed him to be, or are other truths lurking below the surface? Once again, the whole Silver Falls gang comes together to face the early 20th century era and emerge as one in the historic events of this time.
Rebecca Woods has always been fascinated with history and often wondered how people in the olden days survived their environments. Then, one winter, she packed up her children, left the modern comforts of home, paved streets, and neighborhoods and moved with her husband to an ancient farm in the Midwest. In an 1870's cottage, at 10 below zero, and without any comfort of running water, they all learned first hand the adventure of truly roughing it. At times, with hoot owls calling from the trees and wolves howling in the distance, it was much like the times in which historical novels are set. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys mowing pastures, playing with horses, and laughing as much as possible with her family.