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Chapter 14

Blaise and Harper hopped in his truck and headed up the mountain. The desert scrub brushes gave way to bigger bushes and then tall evergreens. It had been a long time since Harper had gone up the mountain, and the … Continue reading

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Chapter 13

Harper had forgotten to close the drapes the night before, so the sun spread its light and warmth across her bed earlier than she had wanted to wake. It was Christmas Eve, and her intent was to sleep in as … Continue reading

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Chapter 12

Graham lay in the hospital bed, silent and gray. Harper had never left his side, sleeping on a small cot beside the bed. His mom Clare was staying at her house and would come to the hospital for a few … Continue reading

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Chapter 11

Another Friday at the store had come and gone, and Harper had managed to successfully dodge any contact with Blaise . . . or Ava. The dream haunted her. She did not often dream in color, but this dream had … Continue reading

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Chapter 10

The next day was Friday, and though it would have been good to go in and encourage sales from holiday foot traffic, she opted to call a gal that she had used on and off to fill in when she … Continue reading

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Chapter 9

The pain was not as raw as it once was, but it was still there, and the bone deep questions loomed larger than ever. She had never been one to easily let things go, but this was different—bigger. Her loss … Continue reading

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Chapter 8

The next few weeks were kind of a blur. With Halloween and Thanksgiving, time seemed to accelerate. Christmas was approaching at break neck speed. When Graham was alive, they both had been involved in church musical productions, so rehearsals, potlucks, … Continue reading

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Chapter 7

Saturday morning, Harper woke gently with a smile on her lips. She wasn’t even sure why at first. Why this lightness in her chest? The realization came slowly that her conversation with Blaise last night fed her in some deep … Continue reading

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Chapter 6

She woke with the sun the next morning. In November, that was a little late for her typical routine. She had forgotten to set an alarm, so she skipped the walking the dog thing, skipped the breakfast thing, and opted … Continue reading

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Chapter 5

By Thursday night, Harper realized she had not given much serious thought to the idea of hosting a “church” in her shop. It wasn’t that she was so run off her feet she didn’t have time; though, there had been … Continue reading

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