An ordinary woman makes an extraordinary discovery and gets a second chance to follow her dreams in this heartwarming novel from award-winning storyteller Kimberly Cates.
Parenthood behind her, her only daughter off to college, Hannah O'Connell should be enjoying the peace of an empty home, and time with her husband, Sam. But a miraculous arrival, an abandoned baby girl, comes into their lives—a precious infant with the power to put the unspoken strains in their marriage into sharp focus.
Clashing with Sam over caring for little Ellie, Hannah takes a chance on her lifelong wish for a home filled with the laughter and joys of children. Sam needs only to look at Hannah's garden—where, years ago, she hoped to plant a lilac bush for each of her children still to be—to know he cannot keep her love for Ellie from blooming.
But will a shattering secret from Hannah's past push them to the breaking point? Hannah will risk everything on the hope that love is enough for them all.
Kimberly Cates is the beloved author of the over ten historical romances, including Crown of Mist, Restless Is the Wind, Briar Rose, and Lily Fair. She turned her talents to contemporary fiction with her novels Fly Away Home and The Mother's Day Garden. She is also the author of the short story “Gabriel's Angel” in the holiday collection A Gift of Love. A native of Illinois, Kimberly taught elementary school for three years and married her high school sweetheart.