~ Linore Rose Burkard
Award-winning author of The House in Grosvenor Square
Kathleen Rouser's Secrets and Wishes touches the hearts of readers who have everhad to start again after a devastating loss. Set in the backdrop of 1901 Michigan, the story brings to life the characters and their everyday lives so much so that I felt I was watching a movie rather than reading a book. A delightful story to lose yourself in.
~ Cindy Thomson
Author of The Ellis Island and The Daughters of Ireland series
Kathleen Rouser has once again written a superb, thought-provoking story which has a strong spiritual theme woven throughout. In Secrets and Wishes, she follows the developing romance of Maggie Galloway and Thomas Harper, an apothecary in 1901 Stone Creek, Michigan, while at the same time keeping you guessing as to the outcome. Historically accurate, the story carries the reader back to a time when the roles of the apothecary included stitching up wounds and handing out minor prescriptions without a doctor's signature. I found the herbs and remedies used at the turn of the 19th into the 20th century intriguing. I was privileged to read an advanced copy of Secrets and Wishes.
~ Catherine Ulrich Brakefield
Award-winningauthor of Wilted Dandelions
Secrets and Wishes is adelightful follow-up to Rumors and Promises. It brings with it all the charm and imagery which made the first book so notable. Depicting loss and grief and showcasing the struggles of blending families makes this poignant story applicable to modern readers while also depicting historical Michigan at the turn of the 20th century in amazing ways. Kathleen takes readers on anunforgettable journey of love discovered again and the joy of being set free from blame or guilt, all while effortlessly weaving in a gentle faith in God without being preachy. Highly recommend!
~ Amber Stockton
CBA best-selling author of Liberty's Promise
and twenty-one other faith-based novels