Miss Helen Edwards is not lovelorn.
And despite what her friend believes, she has not fallen for Patrick Flannigan. He may be handsome, and he may be the father of her favorite pupil, but he is also a widower - and still grieving over his beloved wife. Then there is his plan to remove his daughter from the Cecilia Quincy School for the Deaf, even when Molly stands to benefit greatly from the education.
Ever since meeting Miss Edwards, Patrick Flannigan cannot seem to keep his thoughts from drifting in her direction. In fact, it has become hard not to think of his daughter and Helen together. But that is silly. Her attention to Molly and her gracious offer to teach him sign language are blessings. . .nothing more.
Can Helen and Patrick set aside their own wills to see God's perfect plan for their hearts and lives?
Used availability for Frances Devine's The Scent of Magnolia
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