From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wednesday Letters comes an inspiring story of a man touched by tragedy—and the quiet stranger who helps him rediscover the joy in life, love and family…
John Bevan’s life was complete. Married to his high school sweetheart and father of a young daughter, John finally had the traditional family he lacked as an orphaned child. But all that disappears when a fatal car accident steals away his wife—and the unborn child she was carrying.
His heart filled with sorrow, John withdraws from life and love. He erects a small cross at the scene of his wife’s accident and visits daily, grieving. Then, one morning, he encounters a man kneeling before the crosses, touching them up with white paint.
Conversations with the mysterious stranger—known to him only as the Cross Gardener—begin to heal John’s heart. But only when they undertake a journey together does John truly come to see what he must embrace in this world—from the secrets of his own past to the sorrow of his wife’s passing—if he is to start his life anew. And only as the journey ends does John divine who his guide may really be.
From Jason F. Wright comes a timeless tale that explores the questions we ask when our lives are touched by loss: How do we carry on? Who will show us the way? The answers John Bevan finds may illuminate your world as they did his—for even in our darkest hour we are not alone.