When Katherina Simeon makes a secret promise, she never stops to wonder what consequences may come of it. Yet 200 years later, far from her home in 18th century England, that very promise is carried across time and the Atlantic to rest upon her descendant…
While researching her senior project, Melissa Berington discovers her eleventh great grandmother’s journal. Sent down a path she never imagined venturing, Katherina’s intriguing story leads Melissa on a quest to find the parents she’s never known even as she unravels a secret spanning generations. During her search, history buff and crush, Tom Benjamin, offers to help… but will his aid come at a price too high to pay? And what secrets of his own is Tom hiding?
The Songbird and the Secret is a blend of historical and contemporary Christian fiction sweeping from 18th century England to pre-Revolutionary America, onward to life today. As the reader discovers Katherina’s thrilling story along with Melissa, a mysterious tale weaves together the lives of these two women separated by hundreds of years but joined through an ancient family secret. When each is faced with heartrending disappointment, will she cling to the One who loves her unconditionally?
Available for purchase August 17, 2018.
Melissa Berington is no stranger to hurling through time. It has, after all, happened twice before. But as days turn to weeks and weeks become months, she grows increasingly uncertain whether she’ll ever return to her own time. Longing for her fiancé, Tom, torn between modern England and old, Melissa finds herself becoming a key player in the lives of people she had only read about before.
Intrigued by the mysterious beauty who claims to be a distant relative, Lord Rikhart d’Windesley volunteers himself as her protector. Determined to learn more about this beguiling lady, he forms a plan to draw her secrets out. A man known to history as sadistic and ruthless, known to the maids of Bringewood as charming and valiant, Lord d’Windesley will stop at nothing to gain her confidence.
Melissa finds herself in a time and place where she can trust no one with her secrets. As she strives to keep her wits in a foreign place, unraveling the whys of her journey through time, will the ambitious laird uncover her identity…and her hidden past?
Available for purchase Winter 2018.