From the Author
I had the idea for this story after seeing a man caring for a child in a wheelchair when we were at the park one day. It made me wonder about their story, and from that encounter Jacob Samuels and his daughter, Jane, came to life.
Josie needed to be the opposite of Jake's deceased wife so I fashioned her after one of my favorite television stars, Penny, on Big Bang Theory.
I hope you enjoy this heartwarming story of opposite's attract.
From the Inside Flap
"Is ittime yet?" Jane wheeled into the kitchen, her face expectant. The dog, thinkingit was playtime, crouched, nose on his front paws, butt in the air and tailwagging a mile a minute. He let out a couple of excited yips, then raced aroundthe room and jumped against Jane's short-clad legs. "Ow, Mischief, that hurts,"she cried, then stopped in shock and stared at the red marks already fadingfrom her skin. "It hurt," she whispered.
Josiepushed the dog out of the way and crouched at the little girl's side. "Honey,this is great. I'm so happy for you. We better tell your father, so he can getyou into the specialist for a checkup."
Jane shookher head and gripped Josie's wrist. "No. Can we keep it a secret? Please,Josie? Just for a while. I want to get better and surprise Daddy by walking. Please
Herpleading eyes undid Josie. How was she supposed to say no to that? She nodded."Okay, but if you have any pains at all, you tell me, understand?" She pattedMischief's silky head. "Guess your dad knew what he was doing, getting you adog. Maybe we should name him Miracle instead of Mischief."
Janegiggled. "It's not Mischief, Josie. It's you. You're the miracle."