Haven Author:Anna Jones As a young woman, Gwen Evans decided to turn her parents' old farmhouse in north Wales into a cozy bed-and-breakfast. Here she lives quietly, creating a restful retreat for holiday visitors, sharing her simple LDS faith with them, touching their lives in lasting ways. In this isolated corner of Wales, guests find an unexplainable tranquility i... more »n the stillness of the lake and the majestic, rugged mountain dotted with sheep.
Peace is certainly what Allison Melton is searching for. When her husband loses his job, he becomes unreachable, frozen in his fear that he will be unable to support his family. This brief holiday in Wales is Allison's desperate attempt to renew the bond they once shared.
Megan and her sister, Charlotte, would both welcome a little peace as well. The comfortable and secure lives the have known are threatening to dissolve, and each woman must learn, in entirely different ways, to release the past and embrace the future. But for the moment, both are grateful to set aside their worries as they travel to Wales, searching for a vital link in their family history.
After hiking through Europe, Australian-born Oscar and his two British cousins have come to Haven, since Gwen is an old friend of their grandmother, who hopes to reconcile her divided family. Edward Anderton also hopes to forge new bonds in this magical place. An old widower, he has returned to Haven repeatedly over the years, drawn to Gwen's compassion and cheer. But will he face an insurmountable barrier in Gwen's determination to only marry a man who can share her faith?
Author Anna Jones has drawn upon the wonder and beauty of her Welsh homeland to create an exquisite and tender first novel about one woman's ability to reach out to others-and the gifts of love she receives in return.« less