A heartwarming story of a widow who rediscovers her distant past, this historical novel centers on Trixie Goforth as she revisits her former life. Trixie and her family are decorating the Christmas tree when she stumbles upon an old ornament and is reminded of a forgotten history. Through her memories, she reveals the sacrifices and compromises she made as a young woman to please her family, and her children discover she had a wild and reckless romantic nature that she had kept hidden for years. In the midst of the Great Depression and World War II, Trixie found warmth, family, and a first love; these cherished memories rewarm her present life, as she learns she may be celebrating her last Christmas.
November 2007 : USA Hardback