The paper was an unexpected inheritance from a close colleague, and Lois
must keep it for at least a year, bringing a host of challenges, lessons, and
blessings into her life.
When Lois pulls into
Green on New Year’s Day, she expects a charming little town full of smiling people.
She quickly realizes her mistake. After settling into a loaned house out on Route 2,
she finds herself battling town prejudices and inner doubts and making friends with
the most surprising people: troubled teenager Katy, good-looking catfish farmer
Chris, wise and feisty Aunt Helen, and a female African-American physician named
Whether fighting a greedy, deceitful
politician or rescuing a dog she fears, Lois notices the headlines in her life have
definitely improved. She learns how to provide small-town news in a big-hearted way
and realizes that life is full of newsworthy moments. When she encounters racial
prejudice and financial corruption, Lois also discovers more about the goodness of
real people and the importance of being part of a community.
While secretly preparing the paper for a sale, Lois
begins to realize that God might indeed have a plan for her life and that perhaps
the allure of city life and career ambition are not what she wants after