Growing up in the Ozark foothills, Ben Carter and Lily Giordano were joined at the hip until the summer after their senior year when Ben married Lil’s stunning half-sister.
Now ten years later, Ben and Lil meet again for the first time when she returns to New Hope on a temporary assignment at his daughter’s school. Ben wants to make things right, but Lil wants nothing to do with the hard working young widower who now owns her father’s vineyard.

When a tragic accident challenges Ben’s faith, he realizes he’s fallen in love with Lily. They share a history, but she doesn’t share his faith. How long can he wait? Will she accept her own mortality and the family they have in common, or must Ben bury his feelings for her once and for all? Time is running out. Can true love be resurrected?

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About The Author

Author Julia M. Toto writes stories of hope, forgiveness, and second chances. Her Christmas romance City Sidewalks (Pelican) debuted in 2013. She and her husband live in the Ozark foothills, the setting of her latest novella Wait for Morning (Pelican). Her short story "A Letter to Daddy" was published in It’s A God Thing (Worthy) and The Captain’s Daughter was a 2012 ACFW Genesis semifinalist. A home educator for seventeen years, Julia also authored How to Homeschool, Yes You! (Huntington House). 

Books by Julia M. Toto

Wait for Morning: Easter Lillies

Growing up in the Ozark foothills, Ben Carter and Lily Giordano were joined at the hip until the summer after their senior year when Ben married Lil's stunning half-sister.

City Sidewalks

Successful marketing director and single mother Christina King knows how to put out fires. But when a critical deadline collides with her rambunctious twins' Christmas break, Christina calls 911.
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