Nora Crabtree has long since given up on her wayward daughter. When Tess turns up pregnant and begs for help, the last thing Nora wants is to get involved again. When Tess leaves, the Crabtrees have no choice but to bring this motherless baby into their home. Nora believes that God is giving her the chance she prayed for, to right mistakes from years before. She pours all the love that Tess rejected into this new child. But when Tansy Crabtree vanishes on her walk from the bus stop, Nora and Tess must struggle with a relationship they thought had died years ago-and with the question of what is best for the little girl whom they both want to love. And Nora discovers that God may answer more prayers than she ever bargained for.
Deborah Bedford and her husband, Jack, have two children. When she isn't writing, she spends her time fly-fishing, cheering at Little League basketball games, and hiking in the Tetons. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and marketing from Texas A&M University. Before becoming a fulltime novelist, Bedford held positions as a journalist and copywriter for an advertising agency