"An empty shuttle is like an empty soul. You can race around all day, but if you are empty inside at the start, you are empty still at the end.”
Elizabeth Garrett crossed the line. Her latest flirtation embarrassed her father, a Massachusetts judge. He is determined to see her reformed or sent away. Who better than his Aunt Mindwell to oversee Elizabeth’s reformation? With a name like that, Elizabeth is sure her freedom is gone.
After his wife’s death, Reverend Gideon Frost loses everything: his faith, his congregation and most especially, his way. Transferred to the tiny community of Curtis Corners, he must take a second job to supplement his lay clergy position. His feisty employer, Mindwell Roberts, doesn’t have time to coddle him. She has problems of her own: a nineteen-year-old niece whose only life skill is flirting.
Elizabeth knows how to play all the games and can wait her father out. Until her flirtations land her in the worst trouble of her life. The last thing she expects to find is joy and love in her great-aunt’s home.