Thorndike Press


  • Mary Monroe
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  • ISBN-10: 1432854011
  • ISBN-13: 9781432854010
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .80 lbs ( .36 kgs)
  • 216 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released October 2018
  • Simultaneous Publications



A New York Times Bestselling Author

For Beatrice Powell, the holidays are usually an extra-special time to celebrate. Between her twenty-year-plus marriage, gorgeous Berkeley, California, home, and three wonderful adult children, she has everything she could desire. But change-of-life doubts are making Beatrice a stranger to herself and her bewildered family. She only finds peace volunteering at the local soup kitchen, especially helping out homeless Charles Davenport. His sensitivity and honesty soon comfort her in ways she never imagined.

Charles thought he had it all — until a devastating betrayal and the shattering loss of his family drove him to living on the streets. Beatrice is the first person who’s truly cared about him in a long time. Little by little, he’s finding reasons to care about rebuilding his life — and risking a sudden, courageous choice.

Drawn to Charles and the temptation of a second chance, Beatrice is faced with the hardest of decisions. But his insight, secrets — and the reminder of a profound past encounter — will give her unexpected inspiration, gratitude, and the strength she needs to find her way — perhaps in time for Christmas.


Customer Reviews

Mary Monroe is an exceptional writer and phenomenal storyteller!

— Kimberla Lawson Roby