In the aftermath of WWII all Jakob Wilheimer wants is to get over his pain, get on with life, and if at all possible, forgive those who’ve wronged his family — including himself. But it’s hard to do when there are constant reminders. One of them being his former schoolmate, now teacher, Meri Parker — Miss Port Delamar Pearl, Mayor’s daughter, Belle of the town — Meri Parker.

After enduring the stigma and isolation associated with the internment camp, the awkwardness of going back to school should’ve been a cake walk. But Jakob didn’t expect to find himself inexplicably drawn to Meri. Or to discover that the pain and loneliness of her life surpassed his own. She needed to be rescued from the wretched people seeking to control her life. And more than anything, he needed to be the one to save her.

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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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