In the Cool of the Evening by Janet Spaeth
Can they rebuild after devastating loss?
Although massive flooding nearly destroyed the town of wildwood, ND, youth minister Ric Jensen is determined to bring it back to life. He turns the extra rooms in his church into a daycare to help parents get back on their feet, but he finds it a daunting job. When he meets Lily Chamberlain and her son, Todd, at a church retreat, she seems to be the answer to his prayers.
But Lily and Todd have suffered their own losses - from the accident that took her husband and father away years ago, to the recent loss of her job and comfortbal existence, to a ruthless and crooked employer. Maybe she can run a daycare, but can she overcome her past? Or will her past catch up to her and destroy the dreams that grow in Wildwood?
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. Isaiah 43:2
"Do you like Ric?"
She stopped, her hand frozen on the light switch. "Yes, Todd. I think he's very nice."
"Nice enough to kiss him?"
Her hand jerked, and the light came back on. "What on earth - ?"
He grinned at her. "Just checking. I know you wouldn't kiss him. And he wouldn't kiss you, either. No matter what."
Her heart flipped. "Why do you say that, Todd?"
His answer was short and to the point: "Cooties."
About the Author
For as long as she can remember, Janet Spaeth has loved to read, and romances were always a favorite. Today she is delighted to be able to write romances based upon the greatest love story of all, that of our Lord for us. When she isn't writing, Janet spends her time reading a romance or a cozy mystery, baking chocolate chip cookies, or spending precious hours with her family in North Dakota.
Have you ever experienced a devasting loss? If so, what did you do to overcome the devastation?