A group of veterans checks into the inn and teach the sisters about loyalty and sacrifice. A perfect fall read just in time for Veteran’s Day. It’s time to bring out the old patriotic spirit when three lively World War II vets check in at Grace Chapel Inn and march in the annual Veterans Day parade. However, another guest, Gulf War veteran Nathan Delhomme, suffers from guilt for surviving the war when his friend didn’t make it. Can Alice help this troubled young man march proudly in memory of his friend? And will the Franklin High Patriots be victorious in the Thanksgiving Day football game this year? The patriotism abounds as the citizens of Acorn Hill rally ’round the flag!
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About the Author
Award-winning Christian author Jane Orcutt was born on January 25th, 1960, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Born with a serious heart defect, Jane faced surgeries and long recoveries from the age of five. But these solitary times only strengthened Jane’s love for reading, and her dream of one day becoming a writer.
Jane achieved that dream with style, not only as a popular Christian novelist with fourteen published books to her credit, but also through her mentorship of many young writers.
Throughout Jane’s life, she enjoyed writing about her home state of Texas. She was particularly talented at breathing life into historical time periods and she brought a fresh view of the bluebonnet state to her readers worldwide.
As a University of Texas graduate, she possessed a broad range of writing and editing skills, which she used in her own writing, as a production worker for an Austin television station, and as an editor for a Forth Worth publishing company.
In 1982, Jane married Bill Orcutt. They had two sons, Colin and Sam, whom Jane homeschooled until they reached high school. Jane often stated that this accomplishment was her pride and joy. She was passionate about helping her sons explore their interests and intellect while allowing them to grow into individual men of their own account.
Jane was a loyal and loving wife, mother, daughter, and sister, a witty and sought-after friend, a powerful writer, and a tender pet owner. Most of all Jane was a follower and lover of Jesus Christ.
On Sunday, March 18, 2007, after a long battle with acute myeloid leukemia, Jane stepped into the arms of her Savior.
She now rests safely in His arms, while her powerful legacy lives on through her family and through her books.