ORCHARD HILL VOLUME TWO Includes: Keeping Faith Enduring Hope Accepting Charity PLUS A SPECIAL BONUS STORY: Catching the Bouquet
ORCHARD HILL VOLUME TWO Includes: Keeping Faith: School secretary Faith Fielding has been in love with her boss for years. She's waiting for him to move beyond his late wife's memory. But when he finally does ask someone out-and it's not her-Faith decides she's had enough and gives her notice. School principal Andrew Thomas can't imagine life or work without loyal, efficient Faith, but he doesn't understand why she's quitting. Faith's last day is the big end of school Memorial Day Picnic. By then, will Andrew figure out how to keep Faith, or will she be gone for good?
Enduring Hope: Quiet, privacy-loving phys ed. teacher Oliver Laurence is alarmed when he finds he is paired with bouncy, outgoing Hope Velasquez to work on the school fundraiser. He thinks she's loud and pushy. She thinks he's not a team player. Both want the Fourth of July Softball Tournament to be a success. Oliver wonders if he can endure Hope for that long. But when they discover that opposites attract, will Oliver and Hope set off a few fireworks of their own?
Accepting Charity: David Daniels is at his wit's end trying to adjust to being guardian for his three year old niece, Charity. He fears that her disability may be more than he can handle. Then, he meets speech therapist Sarah Rogers. She offers to help David cope until school starts and Charity is enrolled in the early childhood program there. Soon Sarah realizes she wants more than to be David's advisor and Charity's teacher. Will she find the courage to ask before Labor Day comes around and school starts again?
PLUS A SPECIAL BONUS STORY: Catching the Bouquet