ELIZABETH NEVER THOUGHT SHE WOULD RETURN TO BITTERSWEEP. SHE NEVER DREAMED SHE WOULD MEET JP HONEYCUTT AGAIN AND FALL IN LOVE WITH HIM. SHE NEVER EXPECTED TO RECOVER HER MOTHER'S BOX. WORSE YET, SHE NEVER IMAGINED THE SECRET IT CONCEALED INSIDE WOULD RUIN HER LIFE.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Yellow fever ran rampant over most of the state of Texas around 1882 striking the town of Bittersweep deeply. The disaster spilled over into five-year old Elizabeth Campbell’s life, tearing her family apart. From the seat of a wagon, holding her baby sister in her arms, she viewed her home growing smaller and smaller in the distance. Men had shouted at her papa to never return. Stepping off the locomotive onto the wooden platform at Bittersweep, Texas plunged Elizabeth Campbell into the past of fifteen years ago. Now she’s back against all orders and wonders if she could discover the truth about why her family was loaded into the back of a wagon and told to leave. Being only five years old at the time, she worries her memory could be at fault. She knew for certain her mother did not leave with the family, and when she looked over her shoulder smoke curled up over the tree tops. Was her mother still in the house at the time? The chairman of the school board, head of the city council and all around big dog in the town might know something. But with him being only a youngster at the time, could she believe anything he said?