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Pockets of Purpose

by Laurie Stroup Smith


Two years after exchanging her first love letters with Gideon Petersheim, Dixie Yoder tucks his notes into her pocket quilt and travels from Pinecraft to Holmes County, hopeful for a future together.


Their relationship blossoms until the auctioneer has surgery to remove a cyst from his vocal cords. Complications from the procedure interfere with his healing, leaving him searching for his passions and purpose. Instead of leaning on Dixie through this tough time, Gideon pushes her away and turns his back on God.


Frustrated and heartbroken, Dixie is torn between staying in Ohio with the new friends she has grown to love or returning to Pinecraft to nurse a broken heart. Knowing what he’s losing, Gideon must fight through the anger to find his way back to her. But is he too late?   

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