Franco Allessi is a broken, lonely man who wants nothing more than to outrun the ghosts of his past. For years, he tries to numb the pain of his wife's death with cheap beer and whiskey. When he's convicted of drunk driving, the judge revokes his license for six months and orders him to serve fifty hours of community service. Franco chooses Savannah Falls Hospice for no reason other than it's walking distance from his dilapidated house trailer.
On his first day on the job, he meets Aubrey Brewer, a woman whose time on earth is quickly ticking to a stop. Their unusual connection teaches powerful, life-changing lessons about friendship, acceptance, and the importance of appreciating that precious treasure called Life.
Meet Gilbert the blue jay!
Halfway down the drive, Franco passed two nurses’ aides helping patients maneuver the path that zigzagged through the trees. A blue jay dive-bombed his head, and as it flew to the treetops, he saw a dead limb hanging precariously from a high crotch in a towering Yellow Buckeye. Industry pros called branches like that widow-makers, with good reason. The hydrangeas and roses would have to wait, he decided.
First chance he got, he’d call his AA sponsor to say thanks, because this might not be such a horrible way to work off his fifty hours, after all.
About the Author
Bestselling author LOREE LOUGH once sang for her supper, performing across the U.S. and Canada. Now and then, she blows the dust from her 6-string to croon a tune or two, but mostly, she writes novels that have earned hundreds of industry and "Readers' Choice" awards, 4- and 5-star reviews, and 7 book-to-movie options. Her 115th book, 50 Hours, is her most personal to date. Recently released, The Man She Knew, book #1 in her “By Way of the Lighthouse” series from Harlequin Heartwarming.
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