Late summer, Browerville, Minnesota, 1950: Life is just about perfect for Eddie Olczak. A man of unshakable faith, he derives intense pleasure from the life he's built as devoted husband and father to his beloved wife, Krystyna, and their daughters, Anne and Lucy, and as the dedicated handyman for St. Joseph's, the Catholic church that is the cornerstone of Browerville life. But when a tragic accident cuts Krystyna's life short, Eddie is sure his heart is broken forever. As friends and relatives rally around the family in the dark days and weeks that follow, providing meals, companionship, and emotional support, there is one member of the community who is unable to express what Krystyna's loss has meant to her.
Sister Regina, the girls' teacher at St. Joseph's, has always felt a special affinity for the family. Yet her religious vows prevent her from becoming too close to them, even in their time of need. Time passes, and Sister Regina and Eddie Olczak continue to cross paths. And deep inside, they realize there is something between them - more than a kinship, a connection that goes beyond their shared love of Krystyna and the girls. Thrilled - and secretly frightened - they both must summon the courage to look within their hearts and make their own choices.
This paperback book is in nice condition with light spine creases, a reader's crease, and corner wear.