When tragedy strikes the town of Candlewood, New York, in 1842, no one in town is surprised when boardinghouse owner Emma Garrett offers room free of charge to those affected by the fire. Emma has a natural kindhearted zeal for helping others, but she is also coping with legal troubles involving the ownership of Hill House which complicates her usual cheerful demeanor. Adding to her woes is her lawyer, Zachary Breckenwith, who makes an unexpected and disconcerting announcement. Emma must rely on her faith to find a way to solve her troubles, and those of her townspeople.
This gentle, humorous story is big in heart, and takes readers back to a time where community meant everything, and the people lived simply. Inspirational, uplifting, and filled with memorable characters, this second installment in the Candlewood Trilogy will delight readers looking for a warm, cozy read.