ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lori began her writing career in 1982, writing for the secular book market. In 1995, after many years of writing, Lori sensed that God was calling her to use her gift of writing to honor Him. It was at that time that Lori began writing for the Christian book market. To date, she has had over 100 books published.
ABOUT THE BOOK
1892—Mae Wilkey’s sweet next-door neighbor, Pauline, is suffering from old age and dementia and desperately needs family to come help her. But Pauline can’t recall having kin remaining. Mae searches through her desk and finds a name—Tom Curtis, who may just be the answer to their prayers.
Tom can’t remember an old aunt named Pauline, but if she thinks he’s a long-lost nephew, he very well may be. After two desperate letters from Mae, he decides to pay a visit. An engagement, a runaway train, and a town of quirky, loveable people make for more of an adventure than Tom is expecting. But it is amazing what can bloom in winter when God is in charge of things.
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I enjoyed this book. The story revolves around a small town the end of the railway line. I love the quirky Characters in this town. We have Mae who is trying to watch out for her elderly neighbour Pauline who is suffereing dementia and is alone, Mae's brother who has special needs but is special also. Then there is Tom who Mae writes to thinking hes Pauline's relative and should be caring for her. There is also Jake who has been Mae's beau for 6 years. There are other intriguing characters who make the book lively. Pauline is a magnet for all the stray animals around and there is a scene when Tom is confronted with them and we learn he is not comfortable with dogs. I felt for him as I have a fear of dogs and wondered how I would cope in a similar situation. Tom is a Railway man with a good job and pays a visit to see if Pauline is a relative. I found the book interesting and loved the story. There were times I wanted to take Mae aside and help her wise up but she is a special lady with a heart of gold. The books shows how small towns help each other and work together. I hope there will be more books as I really enjoyed this book. Great read.