This December, life has lost its sparkle for Josie Grainger…
Nearly forty-one and newly single, she’s ready to shake things up, and luckily, there’s room at the inn: Cooper Hill, an elegant farmhouse in small-town Vermont. Her hosts, the Coopers, are gracious from the get-go, a fire is always ablaze, the wine flows, and the other guests quickly become friends. But there are a few puzzles for a curious gal like Josie to sort out—like the cute caretaker, Jimmy. (Is he married, or not? And why is he so grouchy?) And why has Adelaide, a sweet grandmother from England, returned to the inn after sixty years? When long-held secrets start to spill out of Cooper Hill, Josie’s hosts are forced to reckon with the past—and embrace the unexpected. And Josie is reminded that there are all sorts of ways to be a family. And that even when life looks different than she expected, it is always full of sparkling possibilities.
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What if the world offered you a do-over, a chance to begin again?
Fresh out of college, with no prospects of love or work on the horizon, Amanda moved back home. Living with her parents, in a suburb of Boston, was meant to be a temporary arrangement. Until she found a compelling reason to stay: Luke, the cute, young minister at her family’s church. Before she knew it, she’d fallen into love. And into divinity school.
By thirty, Amanda was married to Luke and had a promising career in a small-town New England church. From the outside, everything looked perfect. But inside? She’d lost herself. Marriage felt like a burden; her career, a mismatch. This wasn’t how she wanted to live. So she began shedding the “shoulds” and following her inner compass on an unexpected journey through divorce, out of the ministry, over the Italian Alps, and onto a small farm.
An inspirational story about waiting for clarity, trusting your inner wisdom, and the surprising turns life takes when you let go and believe in possibility. The Do-Over is a refreshing reminder that you can always begin again.