Only One Way Home

Only One Way Home : An Inspirational Novel of History, Mystery & Romance

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Note to self: Do NOT fall in love with Matthias Frailey-he's been dead for over 175 years! Professor Merrideth Randall's latest after-hours research project takes her and friends Abby and John to a small southern Illinois town, where with the help of her time-rewinding software they become virtual eyewitnesses to the arrival of the Cherokee via the Golconda Ferry on December 3, 1838. They cannot tear their eyes away from the unfolding tragedy-nor from Matthias Frailey's heroic response to it. The people are herded down Main Street on their Trail of Tears, bound for the Oklahoma Country, while the townsfolk only watch, or even cheer. But not Matthias. He does what he can to help them, especially a very spirited-and very pregnant-woman named White Dove who insists on walking so others may ride in the wagons. After spending so much time inside Matthias' head, Merrideth has no doubt that he is as kind and selfless as he appears to be, and so she must remind herself not to fall in love with a man who has been dead for over 175 years. Meanwhile, in the here and now, handsome Golconda historian Aaron Landis is doggedly pursuing her. And back home her McKendree College colleague Professor Brett Garrison keeps calling, impatient for her return. But are they-or any man-worthy of her trust? Too bad there isn't a way to time-surf in their heads. Now that would be a dating tool she could really put to good use! What Readers Are Saying... "Each novel adds new historical elements and develops more excitement between the characters than the last! Love the whole concept!" (Susan A Demoreston) "I think the author is one of the best I've read."(Janis Maderia) "The story ties the past and present together with a ribbon of romance." (Martha J. Biesk) "If you love old houses, history, and true romance, then these books are for you!!" "Everything Heal writes is riveting! I am torn between not being able to put it down, to trying to slow down, hoping to make these new friendships last!" (Barbara McCaslin) "The author doesn't shy away from shining a light on some pretty horrific history, and it's painful at times to read about, but while the history can be dark, there is hope and even joy to be found." Merrideth's historical adventures and her search for love and faith continue with book 3 in the series, How Sweet the Sound. The Rewinding Time Series: Christian time travel with a unique twist-computer software that "time-surfs" through the history of old houses. It's also squeaky-clean romance, guaranteed to be flinch-free. And the kind of historical fiction you like to read-believable! And check out the History Mystery Trilogy, the prequel to the Rewinding Time Series. Meet Professor Randall as a "bratty 11-year-old" and see the origin of her amazing computer more

Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 15.75mm | 385.55g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1507578652
  • 9781507578650

About Deborah Heal

Deborah Heal, the author of the Time and Again History Mystery Trilogy and the Rewinding Time Series, which have been described as "Back to the Future meets virtual reality with a dash of Seventh Heaven thrown in," was born not far from the setting of her novel Every Hill and Mountain and grew up just down the road from the settings of Time and Again and Unclaimed Legacy. Today she lives with her husband in Monroe County, Illinois, not far from the setting of Once Again. She enjoys reading, gardening, and learning about regional history. She has three grown children, five grandchildren, and two canine buddies Digger and Scout, a.k.a. Dr. Bob in Unclaimed Legacy. Her interest in the Trail of Tears stems from her Cherokee ancestors who thankfully remained safe in North Carolina when the soldiers more

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