The Dragons of Alsace Farm by Laurie Lewis
In need of his own redemption, Noah Carter finally confronts his childhood hero, the once-beloved uncle who betrayed him. Instead of vengeance, he offers forgiveness, also granting Uncle John a most curious request—for Noah to work on the ramshackle farm of Agnes Deveraux Keller, a French WWII survivor with dementia.
Despite all Agnes has lost, she still has much to teach Noah. But the pair’s unique friendship is threatened when Tayte, Agnes’s estranged granddaughter, arrives to claim a woman whose circumstances and abilities are far different from those of the grandmother she once knew.
Items hidden in Agnes’s attic raise painful questions about Tayte’s dead parents, steeling Tayte’s determination to save Agnes, even if it requires her to betray the very woman she came to save, and the secret her proud grandmother has guarded for seventy years.
The issue strains the fragile trust between Tayte and Noah, who now realizes Tayte is fighting her own secrets, her own dragons. Weighed down by past guilt and failures, he feels ill-equipped to help either woman, until he remembers Agnes’s lessons about courage and love. In order to save Agnes, the student must now become the teacher, helping Tayte heal—for Agnes’s sake, and for his.
Laurie (L.C.) Lewis will always be a Marylander at heart —a weather-whining lover of crabs, American history, and the sea. She admits to being craft-challenged, particularly lethal with a glue gun, and a devotee of sappy movies. Her ninth published novel, her first romance novella, Sweet Water, was inspired by a visit to Oregon’s magnificent coastline, and time spent with Mother Eugenie, upon whom the character Mother Thomasine is based.
Laurie’s women’s fiction novels include The Dragons of Alsace Farm (2016), Awakening Avery (2010), and Unspoken (2004), written as Laurie Lewis.
Using the pen name L.C. Lewis, she wrote the five volumes of her award-winning FREE MEN and DREAMERS historical fiction series, set against the backdrop of the War of 1812: Dark Sky at Dawn (2007), Twilight’s Last Gleaming (2008), Dawn’s Early Light (2009), Oh, Say Can You See? (2010), and In God is Our Trust, (2011).
She is currently completing a political suspense novel planned for a summer 2017 release, a re-release of a romantic comedy, and she’s working on another historical fiction novel for a 2018 release. She loves to hear from readers.
Top Ten List:
I have a bunion that should get it’s own zip code
I’m a kidney donor
I once eyed a singing career
My mom was told I’d never have children. Four kids later. . . . . LOL!
I met my hubbie over a CB radio when I was 15 and pretending to be a British exchange student
I ran a lab and raised organisms for elementary children to study in their Hands-on Science curriculum. Over Christmas, I’d bring the creatures home. We had frogs and crayfish in our bathtub over Christmas!
I have a weakness for twinkle lights, nesting boxes, and anything sung by Groban or Bocelli
I never met a plate of fried chicken I didn’t love
Favorite saying: “Everything’s better with sound effects.”
I keep a little lighted Christmas tree up all year long
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