cover image Lover's Knot

Lover's Knot

Emilie Richards, Author . Mira $21.95 (541p) ISBN 978-0-7783-2

Traumatized by a near-fatal attack by a mugger, journalist Kendra Taylor leaves Washington, D.C., for the rustic cabin in Toms Brook, Va., that once belonged to husband Isaac's grandmother. There, she seeks recovery from her ordeal and refuge from what she sees as a troubled marriage. Surrounded by the serene beauty of the Shenandoah Valley and aided by the warmth of her rural community, Kendra begins a major restoration of the cabin, her life and her relationship with Isaac. An unusual lover's knot quilt, also left to her husband, piques Kendra's curiosity, and she investigates the story behind the heirloom—knowing that the answers she finds may save her marriage or destroy it. For this third Shenandoah Album novel (after Wedding Ring ), Richards stitches together the mystery of a family's past with the difficulties and moral dilemmas of the present for a story as intriguing as the quilt itself. (July)