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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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Deana, thanks for your interest in Sarah's Smile and Hope's Design!

Hi, Deana! You know, I never think about checking out DVDs from the library. I'm a fan of Hallmark movies too!

#4,  clean my house :)  would be awesome!

I agree, Deanna! I'd definitely choose having my house cleaned!

HI, Dawn!! 

I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to have my house clean itself, LOL!

I would also like to be considered to review Sarah's Smile!

Thanks for the opportunity!

Hi, Robbie! So nice to see you here! I would also LOVE to have my house cleaned!

Thanks for your interest in reviewing Sarah's Smile!

w. i use national library service in DC. i then select the books i want to read and with a device ai can copy them to the bard player-for visually impaired people. like books on tape but they are now only producing digital copies.

Please enter my name,

Julie, that's really interesting! I'd never heard of that before, but it sounds like a fantastic tool!

I would chose to have my house clean itself!

If the books are available in print I would love to read them!


Hi, Helen! I'm with you! I'd definitely LOVE to have my house cleaned! I like a clean house - but I don't enjoy the work it takes to keep it up.

Yes, both books are offered in print. Reader's choice of ebook or print, so I've got you covered if you win. Thanks for your interest in reviewing Sarah's Smile and Hope's Design!

#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!


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