When a stranger’s mysterious gift brings her memories to life, a lonely widow must decide whether to cling to the past or embrace the future.
Ever since her husband, Joe, died, Velma True’s world has been limited to what she can see while clinging to one of the multicolored threads tied to the porch railing of her rural home outside Echo, Florida.
Then one day a stranger appears at her door. Without knowing why, the agoraphobic widow welcomes him into her kitchen for coffee while she tells him stories of how life used to be, before her purposes were “all dried up.” Just before disappearing as suddenly as he came, the man presents Velma with a special gift, one that allows her to literally step back into the past through her own memories to a place where Joe still lives and the beginning is closer than the end.
While Velma is consumed with the man’s gift, her son Rudy is also being presented with a challenge to his self-centered, complacent lifestyle. And a teenage girl wends her way to Echo, determined to unravel the mysteries her dead mother left behind. As secrets old and new come to light, Velma finds herself unmoored from the fears of the past and feeling her way toward freedom.
SAINTS IN LIMBO © Copyright 2011 by River Jordan. Reprinted with permission by WaterBrook Press. All rights reserved.