~ She thought she'd lost everything ~ Instead she found what she needed most. ~
Illinois ~ 1854
Becky Hollister wants nothing more than to live out her days on the prairie, building a life for herself alongside her future husband. But when a tornado rips through her parents' farm, killing her mother and sister, she must leave the only home she's ever known and the man she's begun to love to accompany her injured father to St. Louis. Catapulted into a world of unknowns, Becky finds solace in corresponding with the handsome pastor back home. But when word comes that he is all but engaged to someone else, she must call upon her faith to decipher her future.
Matthew Brody didn't intend on falling for Becky, but the unexpected relationship, along with the Lord's gentle nudging, incite him to give up his circuit riding and seek full-time ministry in the town of Miller Creek, with the hope of one day making Becky his bride. But when his old sweetheart comes to town, intent on winning him back-with the entire town pulling for her-Matthew must choose between doing what's expected and what his heart tells him is right.
About the Author
Cynthia's thirst for writing began her junior year of high school when her short-story won first place in a local college writing contest. She went on to pursue a career in writing by earning a B.A. in English (with an emphasis on Creative Writing) from U of I of Springfield, IL. Since then, Cynthia has had over 100 articles and short-stories printed in various Christian teen and adult publications. In 2012, she joined the ACFW and began pursuing her dream of becoming a published novelist.
In June 2014, she was chosen as a Finalist in the ACFW Genesis Contest and Semi-Finalist in 2015. In October 2014, she was named Historical/Historical Romance Category Winner in the Writers of the West Phoenix Rattler Contest. More recently, she was named a Finalist in the 2016 Olympia Contest.