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Summary

Alice Lee, middle-aged and unmarried, is the only volunteer when the minister asks his congregation to help young Zebediah Bailey.

Zeb is in prison for a ghastly crime, and the townspeople would rather forget than forgive this local lad who lost his way. But Alice dutifully writes to him every week, sending him sweets from the little shop that is her livelihood: Alice Lee's Confectionary. She won't admit she's lonely, but since her parents' deaths, making and selling sweets has become her whole world.

Then Zeb comes out of gaol, and Alice agrees to take him in, much to the horror of her neighbours. What develops between them is unexpected - intense and bittersweet. It could be a new beginning or else the undoing of them both....

©2017 Elizabeth Gill (P)2017 WF Howes Ltd.

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A very well written book by Elizabeth Gill and well narrated by Julia Barrie. Very descriptive storyline but I found it laborious and went on far to long. I was bored by it but felt I had used a credit on it so would see it to the end. I was glad when it ended !!!

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Great story wonderful reader a really good listen Elizabeth Gill is a beautiful writer A must listen

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Great Durham area story

Love Elizabeth Gill books. Alice Lee is a true guardian Angel, a very kind and gentle person. Can’t wait to listen to Elizabeths next book on audible.