A Hearth in Candlewood
In 1841, with grace and fortitude, fifty-year-old Emma Garrett presides over Hill House, a stately boardinghouse in the canal village of Candlewood, New York. She ministers to her guests’ spiritual as well as physical needs, but when a runaway grandmother lands on her doorstep, Emma finds herself embroiled in a family feud. Her home and good works are also put in danger when the ownership of her boardinghouse is called in question.
Emma has a natural curiosity and zeal for helping others. Against the advice of her attorney, Zachary Breckenwith, she is determined to solve both issues. With all of these circumstances hovering about her, Emma turns to her strong faith to help her get through it all. A no-nonsense woman, Emma is steadfast in principles and family values, always doing what is right even when it is not convenient.
With colorful, lively characters, this story weaves in humor, friendship and faith to create a gentle retreat from our bustling world. Quietly told, this story is best for those looking for a calm book with little action, but big in heart. A Hearth in Candlewood is the first installment in the inspirational Candlewood Trilogy.