When Maude Rose dies, most of her Righteous neighbors assume she was an unrighteous sinner. However, lawyer Cal Asher informs two women she left a legacy in valuable jewelry to them. Neither understands why, but Maude Rose felt she owed three people for being kind to her; one was dead so her will was set to say thanks to Georgina Loretta "Poppy" Thompson and Bren Price for being nice to her when everyone else scorned her as a old drunk.
Neither Poppy nor Bren know why them as Poppy is better with animals as friends than people, and Bren is the perfect Minster's wife helping people except her spouse Charles resents her kindness towards others even his flock at the Church of Peace. Though opposites in outlook, they soon become friends to one another and start using the jewels to help one another and others over the objections of family and friends who feel do-gooders are naive.
The premise is simple: two nice caring individuals receive rewards from a lonely woman who they treated with respect and kindness. The inspirational story line focuses on how the beneficiaries use their windfall especially with pressure from those who "know" better like Charles. Readers will appreciate the strength that friendship gives both these women as they gain confidence to continue overtly what they believe is right in spite of the nay sayers.
I really enjoyed this book about 2 women with the only thing in common is the respect they paid to an old "character" in town. When the old woman dies and leaves them both some expensive jewellery they finally have the chance to do life over.
Deciding what to do with their inheritance(s) and if it changes their lives makes for an intriguing read.
Two women have just received an unusual inhertiance, from a stranger. What do they do now?
A great book, couldn't put it down.
Great story of two unlikely-to-be-friends women who meet because of a shared inheritance from an unlikely benefactor. Each woman has her own issues and works her way through them with the support of her new friend. Really enjoyed reading it!
A tale of two sisters that really touched my heart. These Next series books are great reading!