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ABOUT SARAH'S SMILE: Romance. Heartbreak. Scandal. Secrets. Second Chances.

In 1902, Sarah McCall is waiting to leave for the mission field when the man she once loved steps back into her life. Abandoned as a child by her mother and gambler father, she strives to overcome a tarnished history she didn’t create and a heartbreak she can’t forget.

Peter Caswell returns to his Wisconsin hometown a pastor, dedicated to his four-year-old daughter and new congregation. But no matter how hard he tries to move on with his life, he can’t forgive himself for his wife’s death.

When Sarah learns that Peter is returning to Riverton, the letter giving her departure date for Africa can’t come soon enough for her. They were best friends—she loved him and supported his dreams—but he married another and broke her heart. Although ten years have passed since he left Riverton, Peter hopes Sarah still cares enough to give him a second chance. But a charming newcomer pursues her affections—and Sarah’s childhood nemesis manipulates her way into Peter’s life. Will Sarah and Peter find their way to forgiveness and each other, or will past mistakes make a life together impossible?

Author’s Notes


The story is influenced by my hometown, Prairie Farm, Wisconsin, and some of the people who lived there in the early 1900s. My parents also grew up in that rural community. Prairie Farm, the oldest settlement in Barron County, was built along Hay River. It began to develop when the Knapp-Stout Company (lumber) made their headquarters there in 1848.


Because the story is fiction and comes purely from my imagination, I changed the names of people who I based some of my characters on, as well as some of the town’s buildings and layout.


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1. Does your library have DVD's you can check out? What kind of DVD's do you like to check out?

2. Do any of you use the online services your library offers? If so, which ones do you use?

3. What do you like most about checking out ebooks from your library? Magazines?

4. Which would you choose?

a. You get 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night?

b. Your house cleans itself?

c. Your kids eat everything you serve them without complaining.

d. Someone runs all of your errands. 

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#4.  Your house cleans itself sounds wonderful!  More time to read.  I would like to review either  of the two books--Sarah's Smile and/or Hope's Design.

Hi, Jacqueline! Yes, I agree that having my house cleaned would be wonderful!

Thanks for your interest in reviewing Sarah's Smile and/or Hope's Design!

My library does have DVDs to check out and I occasionally would pick out a movie that I wanted to see. If I could choose I would choose a house that cleans itself!

Please put my name in for a review copy of Sarah's Smile. Thank you.

Hi, Anne! Welcome back! I'm with you! Having my house cleaned would be my choice too!

Thanks for your interest in reviewing Sarah's Smile.

2. I use our library's Overdrive feature to borrow Kindle books. They have a good selection of books in all genres. Our town library is quite small, so this gives me many more titles to choose from. 

Hi, Winnie! That's awesome that your library has that option. I grew up in a small town where the selection was very limited, so the librarian worked out an exchange system with a library in a larger town. That gave us new choices every month. Of course, that was before ebooks existed!

1. My library allows adult patrons to checkout 5 adult DVDs at a time for a 1 week period. They are also permitted 5 children DVFs during that period. I enjoy comedies and musicals and I prefer PG or PG13.
Please enter my name for a review copy of Sarah's Smile. Thank you!

Hi, Connie! Welcome back! That's a good amount of DVDs that you're able to check out at a time. That's awesome!

I'm a fan of musicals too. I raised my daughters on them and one actually became an actress who focuses on musical theater. She worked in New York for 4 years before starting a family and played the oldest daughter in a national tour of Fiddler on the Roof. We both love the old black and white musicals too!

Thanks for you interest in reviewing Sarah's Smile!

Dawn, it is so fun hearing about your daughter's career. I am also interested in Hope's Design. Thanks for the chance.

Awesome, Connie!

Just FYI, both books can be read as stand-alones, so if you end up reading Hope's story first, you'll see some of the characters from Sarah's Smile, but it won't give spoil Sarah's story for you.

I would chose to get 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. I need that so bad. I get maybe 5 hours if I am lucky.

I would love to review one of your books.


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