Amelia Farnsworth is conspicuously unmarried. Her father decides she should venture two states away to become a teacher in the small town of Little Sicily, Ohio. Amelia soon discovers the people of her new town are threatened by her progressive teaching philosophy. Even more, it is clear she has stepped on the dainty toes of Rebecca Sapp, a local young woman who seems to hold a grudge after applying for the same position. Amelia wonders if it is her abundant imagination, or if the other woman may wish her harm. If it weren't for her kind host family and Jon, her fellow schoolteacher, she might catch the next train home. When Amelia meets the brooding carpenter, William, her intuition senses mystery. The two clash as her incence collides with his dark past. After discovering pieces of secrets he tries to hide, Amelia can't resist kwing more. When the puzzle reveals the life he left behind, she will be forced to choose the future that is safe, or find the courage to chase her dreams to the unexpected place she may truly belong.
Miranda Shisler started writing stories when she learned to read. From that point on, she could usually be found either reading or writing. She pursued music education and vocal performance at Cornerstone University, but after marrying the love of her life and starting a family, she clearly felt God's call to a writing ministry. These days she can be found homeschooling four energetic kids, serving in the music ministry of her church, reading all the quality fiction she can get her hands on, and spending her evenings quite literally writing her heart out.