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Secrets and Wishes begins several months after the first book ends:
Stone Creek, Michigan
Maggie Galloway and Thomas Harper clash after their sons collide in a fist fight. Both widowed, they’re each doing their best as a parent to their children. Outgoing Maggie has dreams for a home of her own and a business to provide for her son as she searches for God’s path for her life as a widow. Reserved Thomas struggles to establish his new pharmacy and take care of his four rambunctious children while wondering how a loving God could take his beloved wife.
When Thomas becomes deathly ill, Maggie is recruited to nurse him back to health. Taking the children in hand, as well, is more than she bargained for, but she is drawn to help the grieving family. Both nurse and patient find themselves drawn to each other but promptly deny their feelings.
A baking contest sponsored by the Silver Leaf Flour Company brings former beau, Giles Prescott, back into Maggie’s life. When Giles offers Maggie a position at their test kitchen in Chicago, he hints that, along with assuring her a good job, it will allow them to possibly rekindle their relationship.
But then a charlatan comes to town, and tragedy soon follows. Maggie and Thomas discover the miracle potions he hawks aren’t so harmless when an epidemic hits Stone Creek. Thomas and Maggie realize they must work together to save lives.
Maggie finds herself caught up in battles within and without—the battle to help the townsfolk in the midst of illness and chicanery, and the battle to know which man—Thomas or Giles—deserves to win her heart.
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What others are saying about Secrets and Wishes:
Take a leisurely, well-researched romp into the past with a strong and vibrant heroine and other endearing characters. Fans of Christian historical fiction will not be disappointed with this sweet romance!
~ Linore Rose Burkard
Award-winning author of The House in Grosvenor Square
Kathleen Rouser’s Secrets and Wishes touches the hearts of readers who have ever had to start again after a devastating loss. Set in the backdrop of 1901 Michigan, the story brings to life the characters and their everyday lives so much so that I felt I was watching a movie rather than reading a book. A delightful story to lose yourself in.
~ Cindy Thomson
Author of The Ellis Island and The Daughters of Ireland series
Kathleen Rouser has once again written a superb, thought-provoking story which has a strong spiritual theme woven throughout. In Secrets and Wishes, she follows the developing romance of Maggie Galloway and Thomas Harper, an apothecary in 1901 Stone Creek, Michigan, while at the same time keeping you guessing as to the outcome. Historically accurate, the story carries the reader back to a time when the roles of the apothecary included stitching up wounds and handing out minor prescriptions without a doctor’s signature. I found the herbs and remedies used at the turn of the 19th into the 20thcentury intriguing. I was privileged to read an advanced copy of Secrets and Wishes.
~ Catherine Ulrich Brakefield
Award-winning author of Wilted Dandelions
Secrets and Wishes is a delightful follow-up to Rumors and Promises. It brings with it all the charm and imagery which made the first book so notable. Depicting loss and grief and showcasing the struggles of blending families makes this poignant story applicable to modern readers while also depicting historical Michigan at the turn of the 20th century in amazing ways. Kathleen takes readers on an unforgettable journey of love discovered again and the joy of being set free from blame or guilt, all while effortlessly weaving in a gentle faith in God without being preachy. Highly recommend!
~ Amber Stockton
CBA best-selling author of Liberty’s Promise
and twenty-one other faith-based novels
You still have time to read the first book.