About the Book
Glory Solomon never expected to be a young widow, a wedding planner, or a business owner, but suddenly she is all three. After her husband’s unexpected death, Glory turns his hand-built chapel into a wedding venue. Unconventional couples are drawn to the modest chapel, which is shaded under a historic tree known as Solomon’s Oak. Glory’s first clients request a pirate wedding, complete with sword-fighting and gallons of grog. In the chaos of the pirate ceremony, Glory meets two people who will change her life forever: Juniper and Joseph.
Juniper is a 14-year-old homeless girl looking for a safe place to stay. With a face full of piercings and an attitude to match, Juniper is still haunted by the disappearance of her older sister four years ago. As Glory struggles to raise Juniper as a foster daughter, she realizes she can’t get by without Joseph Vigil, a former cop who halts the pirate wedding when he mistakes the sword-fighting for real violence. Joseph has demons of his own, and he expresses his grief through nature photography. His favorite subject is Glory’s tree, Solomon’s Oak. As Glory and Joseph bond over their desire to help Juniper, Glory comes to realize that although mourning never quite ends, the love of a ragtag family might be the solace she needs.
- Publication Date: October 11, 2011
- Genres: Fiction
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
- ISBN-10: 1608194078
- ISBN-13: 9781608194070