Virginia Smith is the bestselling author of almost forty novels and many shorter works. A native Kentuckian, she enjoys introducing readers to the charms of the Bluegrass state by setting many of her books there. Ginny is the recipient of numerous awards including two Holt Medallion Awards of Merit. Visit her website at www.virginiasmith.org.
A Flame in the Night
When Marla Still surprises the Inn Crowd with news of her engagement, she recruits Janice Eastman to help her plan her dream wedding—and Janice has only two weeks to do it. Marla, who had nearly given up on falling in love, dreams of hearing church bells toll on her wedding day. But the bells at Christ Fellowship haven’t tolled for decades, not since the belfry became a catch-all storage area for the belongings of some church members—including Marla—when the Ohio River flooded their homes. When Janice, Tess, and LuAnn clean out the belfry, they find an old Bible from Marla’s ancestor, famed abolitionist William Still, which Janice takes for safekeeping. That night a suspicious fire breaks out in the bell tower. Was someone trying to destroy this valuable piece of history—or just trying to spoil Marla’s wedding plans?
Meanwhile, red flags arise for Janice as she learns more about Marla’s husband-to-be. Is he the gem Marla believes him to be? Or does he have more sinister motives?