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forever stoneA young widow is determined to leave behind her agonizing memories and take a stand for independence.  She joins her aunt’s home-restoration project in the New Jersey Pine Barrens and signs up for a baking course.  But God has set His own plans into motion.  He brings two men into her life, using them to teach her about His forever-love.  At last she finds the courage to follow a new and challenging path.

“A young woman’s struggle with issues of domestic abuse, self-doubt and shame…a life-changing narrative of courage and faith that keeps the pages turning.”

“The interwoven lives of the characters created a tapestry that brought them healing, strength, and renewed faith.”

A scheming woman.

A man she can’t fathom.

A mystery that endangers her career.

Is this how God answers Lindsey’s prayers?

Lindsey Dumont, photographer, travels to the rugged coast of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula to finish her photo essay on a rare breed of Makah dogs. But disaster looms for her project, and she decides to fight back. Now she must confront the man who deceived her and unravel a threatening mystery. 

“It has wonderful teaching on true meditation and the best perspective on Christians forgiving those who have wronged them that I have ever read. If you love dogs, good food, rugged landscapes, diverse personalities, strong female and male characters, and thrilling suspense, here you go!”


Author note: For years, I watched, listened, and wept with a friend who had suffered from abuse, and I sensed her need to escape to another environment.  Later, as I hiked in the NJ Pine Barrens, I found it a fascinating new world and thought it would be a good place for a bruised person to heal. When a person is hurting, friends can be the key to healing and renewal, and I would hope my readers could see that in Mollie’s story.  On another level, I would like readers to come away with a confidence in God, or at least a curiosity about Him–ideally, to realize as Mollie did, that God’s love can be trusted and it lasts forever.