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ALSO BY RICHARD PAUL EVANS

The Sunflower

A Perfect Day

The Last Promise

The Christmas Box Miracle

The Carousel

The Looking Glass

The Locket

The Letter

Timepiece

The Christmas Box

For Children

The Dance

The Christmas Candle

The Spyglass

The Tower

The Light of Christmas

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This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Copyright © 2006 by Richard Paul Evans

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

F
irst and foremost,
tante grazie
to my sweetheart, Keri, for being my home and heart.

I would like to thank the usual cast for their
unusual
patience and support during the difficult times I went through while writing this book: my agent Laurie Liss and my S&S friends: my editor Sydny Miner (thank you, Syd, for your empathy and reassurances), and my publishers David Rosenthal and Carolyn Reidy.

I'd like to thank my talented and insightful new writing assistant, Jenna Evans.

Also, thank you Gypsy da Silva, Emily Benton and Karen Roylance for your editorial assistance.

I'd like to say goodbye to my assistant Kelly Gay. It's been a pleasure working with you over the past few years. (Boomer too.)

While this book is wholly a work of fiction—as are its characters—many of Macy's experiences in this book were inspired by the real life experiences of my dear friend Celeste Edmunds. I am grateful to Celeste for her assistance with my
research but mostly for sharing with me the stories of her past and allowing me to recreate them in my book. For those who feel my character Macy is too resilient, good-hearted and untarnished by the atrocities of her past to be credible, I invite them to meet Celeste.

In memory of June Sue Carol Thorup Evans

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CONTENTS

A Note to my Readers

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

Chapter Twelve

Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Sixteen

Chapter Seventeen

Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Twenty

Chapter Twenty-One

Chapter Twenty-Two

Chapter Twenty-Three

Chapter Twenty-Four

Chapter Twenty-Five

Chapter Twenty-Six

Chapter Twenty-Seven

Chapter Twenty-Eight

Chapter Twenty-Nine

Chapter Thirty

Chapter Thirty-One

Chapter Thirty-Two

Chapter Thirty-Three

Chapter Thirty-Four

Chapter Thirty-Five

Chapter Thirty-Six

Epilogue

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