Wedding Ring (Shenandoah Album Novel #1)
Three generations of women discover the healing gift of family, memories and love
Needing time to contemplate her troubled marriage, Tessa MacRae agrees to spend the summer helping her mother and grandmother clean out the family home in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. But the three women have never been close. Helen, the family matriarch, is domineering and sharp-tongued. Nancy, Tessa's mother, appears to be little more than a social climber. And Tessa herself is in turmoil following a family tragedy that has affected them all.
Now, with the gift of time, Tessa's eyes are opened, and she begins to see her mother and grandmother for the flawed but courageous women they are. As she restores a vintage wedding ring quilt pieced by her grandmother and quilted by her mother, the secrets that have shadowed their lives unfold at last. And each woman discovers that sometimes you have to clean house to find the things you thought were lost forever.
Praise For Wedding Ring (Shenandoah Album Novel #1)…
"Richards pieces together each woman's story as artfully as a quilter creates a quilt, with equally satisfying results, and her characterizations are transcendent, endowed with warmth and compassion."
--Booklist on Wedding Ring
"Complex characters, compelling emotions and the healing power of forgiveness-what could be better? I loved One Mountain Away!"
-New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods
"Emilie Richards's compassion and deep understanding of family relationships, especially those among women, are the soul of One Mountain Away. This rich, multilayered story of love and bitterness, humor, loss and redemption haunts me as few other books have."
-New York Times bestselling author Sandra Dallas
"When I first began reading One Mountain Away, I wondered where the story was going. A few pages later, I knew precisely where this story was going-straight to my heart. Words that come to my mind are wow, fabulous and beautiful. Definitely a must-read. If any book I've ever read deserves to be made into a film, One Mountain Away is it! Kudos to Emilie Richards."
-New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson
"Emilie Richards is at the top of her game in this richly rewarding tale of love and family and the ties that bind us all. One Mountain Away is everything I want in a novel and more. A must-buy!"
--USA TODAY bestselling author Barbara Bretton
"Emilie Richards has written a powerful and thought-provoking novel that will both break your heart and fill you with hope. Richards's characters become your friends, and they will stay with you long after you turn the last page. A beautiful book."
-National bestselling author Diane Chamberlain
Mira Books, 9780778315421, 496pp.
Publication Date: March 26, 2013