In 1903 San Francisco, young cellist Kat lives disguised as a boy. Protected by Sam, who saved her life one year ago, when her guardian tried to sell her to slave traders, she secretly continues to compose, as the music and Sam become her life. Longing for Christmas hope, she chooses to trust and live truthfully again. But at what cost?
Marcy Weydemuller has over twenty years experience writing, mentoring and teaching, both in fiction and non-fiction. She has published book review columns, short stories, devotions, and poetry in several magazines. She writes a weekly devotional blog at and a creative writing blog at She has a BA in History and Sociology, and an MFA in Writing, with a special focus on fantasy and poetry. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, and the Christian Editor Network. Her freelance edit services include as a reader feedback, a substantive editor, and a manuscript analyst. Projects have included historical fiction, YA contemporary, middle-readers—historical and contemporary, suspense-mystery, woman’s romance and memoir.