Her Secret Hope

series: Season in Pinecraft, A

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She left home to find herself--instead she found true love

Almost two years after Lilly Kurtz first visited Pinecraft, Florida, she's decided to make a fresh start there. She's ready to be new-and-improved Lilly, a Lilly without a past, a Lilly with no secrets. At first, everything goes well. She gets a job, her coworkers feel like family, and she enjoys reconnecting with her friends. But it turns out the past is reluctant to be left behind.

When Lilly meets hardworking farmer Eddie Byler, she can't get him off her mind. But then she discovers that Eddie isn't staying long in Pinecraft--and he actually lives just a few miles from her hometown in Ohio. Lilly doesn't want him to know about the life she's left . . . and she can't imagine following him back to a place where she's never felt accepted.

Will Lilly have to give up on love in order to find peace? Or could it be that love is actually the solution to all of her problems?

The Author

  1. Shelley Shepard Gray
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    Shelley Shepard Gray

    Shelley Shepard Gray is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 100 books, including Unforgiven. Two-time winner of the HOLT Medallion and a Carol Award finalist, Gray lives in Ohio, where she writes...

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"Gray sketches a tender portrait of a young woman seeking her place in the world, and though the romantic arc satisfies, it's Lilly's insights into self-worth and faith that prove most affecting. This feel-good finale will delight Gray's fans."

Publishers Weekly

"Her Secret Hope lovingly encapsulates the emotional impact of adoption into adulthood and the complexity of using past circumstances to determine present self-worth."