Julia DeSmit is finally learning to accept her new life. Optimistic and anxious to begin again after dropping out of college, she is taking fumbling steps down a challenging yet hope-filled road. But the careful existence Julia has begun to build falls hopelessly to pieces when her estranged mother, Janice, appears on the front porch one icy March night.

Mother and daughter have not seen or talked in ten years, and a decade of anger, resentment, and bitterness follows in Janice’s wake, along with a surprise Julia could never have anticipated. Julia is convinced that which is broken cannot be mended. Yet when she faces the very decision her mother did years before, she begins to realize what it means to truly accept grace. Will it be her undoing, or the impetus for a change she’d never dared hope for?

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About The Author

Nicole Baart was born and raised in a small town in Iowa, where she and her husband now live with their three young sons. Nicole is a founding member of a nonprofit organization that works with a church and orphanage in Liberia. Her novel Summer Snow was a Christy Award finalist.

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