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2014 Christy Award and ECPA Christian Book Award and Finalist!
Iola Anne Poole, an old-timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her
bed at ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage,
Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out
Iola’s rambling Victorian house.
Running from a messy, dangerous
past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place
within Iola’s walls, but everything changes with the discovery of
eighty-one carefully decorated prayer boxes, one for each year, spanning
from Iola’s youth to her last days. Hidden in the boxes is the story of
a lifetime, written on random bits of paper—the hopes and wishes, fears
and thoughts of an unassuming but complex woman passing through the
seasons of an extraordinary, unsung life filled with journeys of faith,
observations on love, and one final lesson that could change everything