A social activist pastor in rural Virginia finds himself attracted to the mysterious young Latina he has hired as the church sexton as they work to ease tensions between longtime residents and the growing Hispanic community. Graced by diverse, multidimensional characters (including a delightful group of quilters); a poignant, long-ago love story; and Richards's keen understanding of the complexities of church life, this heartwarming, richly layered story realistically and skillfully addresses a number of serious social and political issues. A charming continuation of Richards's "Shenandoah Album" series; the author lives in northern Virginia. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
"(A) heartwarming, richly layered story." -Library Journal, starred review of Endless Chain
"Complex characters, compelling emotions and the healing power of forgiveness-what could be better? I loved this book!"
-New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods on One Mountain Away
"Richards pieces together each woman's story as artfully as a quilter creates a quilt, with equally satisfying results, and her characterizations are transcendent, endowed with warmth and compassion."
Booklist on Wedding Ring
"(Richards) draws these women of different generations together. Richards should've included a special pull-out hanky insert, but readers looking for positive resolutions won't be disappointed."
Publishers Weekly on SISTER'S CHOICE