Vera, Widows of Blessings Valley #2

Vera, Widows of Blessings Valley #2

Pray for these lost souls and their families. —Blessings Valley Chronicle
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Late morning mining accident casts a gloom over the town of Blessings Valley. Over twenty souls were lost in an excavating explosion that has left several widows, friends, and townspeople mourning. The explosion occurred as the miners were coming out for lunch. A rescue force was sent out immediately to recover the bodies. Services are currently being arranged. Pray for these lost souls and their families.

     —Blessings Valley Chronicle

Recently widowed, laundress Vera Baldwin is pregnant and terrified as to how she will provide for her unborn child. Completely alone in the world except for her husband’s estranged family, she vows to make a home for her and her infant.

Assigned to investigate the mining accident that killed several men in Blessings Valley, undercover agent Jack Daniels is torn between duty and family when he learns Vera Baldwin is carrying his estranged brother’s child.

Release date: February 14, 2020

Publisher: Self

Print pages: 192

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Vera is the second in the Widows of Blessings Valley series. While it is always a thrill for an author to start a new series, it is with a heavy heart that I am compelled to write this one. I became a widow in April 2018 after a brief battle with cancer took my love from me to be with our Lord. During those agonizing first, few months so many questions flitted into my mind, along with the anger, grief, loneliness, and finally acceptance that my beloved was really gone from this realm. It was some of these questions that inspired this series. I hope it will let other widows, and widowers, know they are not alone with the crazy questions that come to mind. That as they wonder what is or isn’t appropriate, should they remove their ring(s), when, if at all, should they start dating, are they still married or now considered single, what is the proper mourning period in our modern times, when will the anger go away, and the list goes on and on. While I don’t expect this series to be the answers to the grieving of the reader, I do hope that I have somehow eased that feeling of being alone…for you are not.

Here continue the stories of Elizabeth, Vera, Stella, Fannie, Vivian, Charlotte, Violet, and Willa herself—they are the Widows of Blessings Valley.

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