Pastor David Langley understands six-year old Caleb Holsheyer — what it feels like to be damaged and alone. His family killed in a fire, and his body severely burned, David grew up in an orphanage, ridiculed and shunned. He couldn’t let that be Caleb’s fate.

When adoption plans fall through, David is desperate to find Caleb a new home. But in the midst of the Great Depression, most families are barely getting by. No one seems willing to take on the responsibility of an extra mouth, especially one belonging to a crippled child.

Except for Sadie Miller, the town spinster. In Sadie, David sees the answer to Caleb’s needs. But Child Welfare doesn’t agree, and demands other arrangements be found, or the boy be returned to the orphanage.

David and Sadie team up, determined to find a home for an orphaned child, but while searching, they might find a family instead …

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Shawna K. Williams loves creating complex, flawed characters -- expressing God's Grace through her characters' humanity. She also loves including a good dose of nostalgia in her work, so her stories tend to take place in small towns during the first half of the 20th Century. When not writing, she spends her time with her husband and three children, reads, makes jewelry and enjoys life on her family's ranch.

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