From the Author
An unusual heroine, a difficult situation, a surprising end
Mary Kate Bennett would not leave me alone. She was insistent that I tell her story, and Archer's. And Bernie's, and Alice's, and.....
Bernie is one of those delightful characters everyone wants to emulate - daring and outspoken and iconoclastic. Alice is touching and wistful. Archer is stubborn and heroic. Mary Kate is brave and giving and up to the challenge of both Archer's disbelief and the greater mystery.
I confess to being surprised by who ended up being responsible for everything. In fact, as I wrote that chapter, I kept saying - no......really?.....no.......
About the Author
Karen Ranney began writing when she was five. Her first published work was The Maple Leaf, read over the school intercom when she was in the first grade. In addition to wanting to be a violinist (her parents had a special violin crafted for her when she was seven), she wanted to be a lawyer, a teacher, and, most of all, a writer. Though the violin was discarded early, she still admits to a fascination with the law, and she volunteers as a teacher whenever needed. Writing, however, has remained the overwhelming love of her life.