Agnes, an 82-y-o French WWII survivor will teach Noah and Tayte the greatest lessons of their lives:
The strength of tested love.
The promise of new love.
The power of family love.
And the courage each requires.
Despite all Agnes has lost, she still has much to teach Noah. But the pairâ€™s unique friendship is threatened when Tayte, Agnesâ€™s estranged granddaughter, arrives to claim a woman whose circumstances and abilities are far different from those of the grandmother she once knew.
Items hidden in Agnesâ€™s attic raise painful questions about Tayteâ€™s dead parents, steeling Tayteâ€™s determination to save Agnes, even if it requires her to betray the very woman she came to save, and the secret her proud grandmother has guarded for seventy years.
The issue strains the fragile trust between Tayte and Noah, who now realizes Tayte is fighting her own secrets, her own dragons. Weighed down by past guilt and failures, he feels ill-equipped to help either woman, until he remembers Agnesâ€™s lessons about courage and love. In order to save Agnes, the student must now become the teacher, helping Tayte healâ€”for Agnesâ€™s sake, and for his.
Laurie (L.C.) Lewis was born and raised in rural Maryland where she and her husband still reside. She admits to being craft-challenged, particularly lethal with a glue gun, and a lover of sappy movies.Â The Dragons of Alsace Farm, her eighth published novel, was inspired by a loved oneâ€™s struggle with dementia. Her womenâ€™s fiction novels includeÂ UnspokenÂ (2004) andÂ Awakening AveryÂ (2010), written as Laurie Lewis. Using the pen name L.C. Lewis, she wrote the five volumes of her award-winning FREE MEN and DREAMERS historical fiction series, set against the backdrop of the War of 1812:Â Dark Sky at DawnÂ (2007),Â Twilightâ€™s Last GleamingÂ (2008),Â Dawnâ€™s Early LightÂ (2009),Â Oh, Say Can You See?Â (2010), andÂ In God is Our Trust, (2011).