Tory (Doris) Christopher grew up in Massachusetts but has lived in many parts of the United States. In each of the areas she lived, the author met many interesting individuals. Some of their stories provided her with the inspirational nuggets for the fiction she writes. She and her husband live in Georgia with their three rescue furbabies. She has three grown children who have blessed her with precious jewels--grandchildren. Dr. Christopher works in the field of higher education.
Twelve-year old Billy Kent's life couldn’t get any better. On Christmas Eve his family is about to leave for the vacation of a lifetime. Then disaster struck. Their house caught fire and burns to the ground. The fire destroys everything, including all the Christmas presents. But things are about to get even worse. His new home on his grandmother's farm will change Billy's life forever.
Marcy Darwin’s two-year old son suffers a massive seizure and dies. With her son’s death, she begins having nightmares about her past. Confronting her past relationships and demons will thrust her headlong into honoring a death pact promise of a childhood friend.