On Thanksgiving Day, Douglas DeVore kissed his beloved wife good-bye, unaware that it would be the last time he'd see her -- or their precious daughter Rachel. Left with five kids to raise on his own, and already juggling two jobs to make ends meet, Doug wonders how he'll manage moment by moment, much less day after day, without Kaye's love and support.
When Mickey Valdez, a daycare teacher, hears of the tragedy, she offers to lend a helping hand. After all, it isn't like she has a family of her own waiting for her at home. Her brothers are all happily married, but love seems to have passed her by.
Then a spark ignites...but will the flame be too hot to handle?
Deborah Raney’s first novel, A Vow to Cherish, was awarded a Silver Angel from Excellence in Media and inspired the acclaimed World Wide Pictures film of the same title. Since then her books have won the RITA Award, the HOLT Medallion, and the National Readers’ Choice Award. Raney was also a finalist for the Christy Award. She and her husband, artist Ken Raney, make their home in their native Kansas.
"Yesterday's Embers, with its realistic portrayals and emotionally engaging characters, is a book that will linger in the back of one's heart long after the final page is turned. Anyone who has loved and lost...and dared to love again...will celebrate Doug and Mickey's journey." -- Kim Vogel Sawyer, bestselling author of My Heart Remembers
"With characters so real they feel like family, YesterdayÕs Embers will stir your heart with sorrow, compassion, and joy as you journey with the characters down a road too many have to travel. More than just a good read, YesterdayÕs Embers offers greater understanding and insight to the challenges of others. A must read!" -- Diann Hunt, author of For Better or For Worse
"Yesterday's Embers took me through a roller coaster of emotions with the characters tugging at my heart throughout. I wanted so badly for things to turn out well for Doug, Mickey, and the children. I should have known that Deborah Raney wouldn't fail her readers -- or her characters. Yesterday's Embers is another winner." -- Robin Lee Hatcher, bestselling author of When Love Blooms and A Vote of Confidence
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