Number two in the Bethlehem series.Maggie and Ross's story.
Powerful story of Maggie and Ross. She finds a Christmas present that was for another woman. She leaves him on a icy night having a near fatal car accident. When she wakes she doesn't remember why she was leaving Ross. Ross sees a happier, fun Maggie...like the woman he fell in love with. He fears she will regain her memory and leave him again this time for good.
#2 in Bethlehem. A great series and each book you love the town in NY even more.
A really emotional look at a married couple given a second chance at happiness.
Maggie Mckinney walks out on her husband on Christmas Eve. After spending 16 years together, her husband Ross has spent the last 12 of the 16 married to his job and aquiring more and more wealth. Maggie has become just another possession, and he re-molds her into what he feels a wife of a wealthy man should be. After finding out that Ross has committed the ultimate sin, she leaves him and runs - crashing her car on an icy road.
She spends the next eleven months relearning to do every basic thing that all of us take for granted. Her doctor releases her from the rehab center, after guilting her soon to be ex-husband Ross into staying with Maggie for 2 months until she is healed enough to survive on her own.
Maggie has lost all memory of that final Christmas Eve. She knows that her marriage was on the rocks, but can't remember the awful news that sent her off just before the car crash.
Ross slowly changes - Maggie begins to see glimses of the man of her dreams before ambition changed him. She doesn't know that he feels the same regrets and heartache..or that his greatest fear is that her memory will return. What will happen when she remembers why she fled him last year? It will take a miracle to send the walls of anger and secrecy tumbling down and reunite the divided couple. But in the small town of Bethlehem, miracles do happen.
Beautifully written! Title fits! It was a truly enchanting story!
A heart-wrenching and emotional story of betrayal and lapse of judgement. The author evokes many emotions. This story epitomizes the loss of a marriage disintegrating and being powerless to change the impact. The happy ending is the sense of renewal as they both forge a path to forgiveness and acceptance. This is a treasured story serving as a reminder to appreciate the simple pleasures in life, it can easily be taken away if taken for granted. This is an amazing story of re-discovery.