Essie’s home, once filled with the sounds of happy children, is quiet and lonely now that even the grandchildren are grown and gone. Her only company is Plato, the devoted orange tabby cat who is her long-time companion. She expected more from life when she married Arthur. He had his shortcomings, but he was a good man who provided well for her until he was killed in an accident at the mine. Essie takes comfort in her natural surroundings—the sunny hillside Arthur chose for a home site, the trees he planted so many years ago, the flowers and shrubs she tends with loving care.
But it seems that this winter has gone on forever, and Essie is low on hope. She spends her time dreaming of things that might have been. When she was a girl, before she met Arthur, men found her pretty and desirable. Oh, the way that Mr. Pratt looked at her! But those days are gone and will never come again. Now it takes Plato, always at her side, to make the discovery that on! ce again brightens her outlook on life.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #232836 in eBooks
- Published on: 2011-03-31
- Released on: 2011-03-31
- Format: Kindle eBook
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