Her own father had fired her. Then her mother was determined to keep Emilie Rhodes by her side until Chautauqua was finished. That, however, was easier said than done. For the very same night, Emilie decided to help clean the cottage only to be waylaid by a snake. Who to come to her rescue? Noah Shaw with a history he only imagined. And carried with him everywhere as a memory of his mother.
The tale is a quiet peaceful interlude in the skew of events surrounding Emilie’s voyage into the publishing world and Noah’s acquaintance with Josiah Barton. Both lead the pair on a merry chase. Emilie finally getting her mother’s approval and Noah learning more about the quilt his mother put her memories into.
The excitement of Chautauqua blended with heartache from not just one but multiple characters brings a new context to fictional writing. The intertwining stories give proof that family is everything.