If You Love Me from the Sugar Maple series.

An ex-soldier and a wife grieving for a child looking for a second chance at life, love, and happiness.

The world may be celebrating the end of WWII in 1945, but that doesn’t mean everything is merry and bright. Many are healing from their physical wounds as well as the unseen emotional devastation.

Rosie Bessler works all-hours to fill holiday orders while navigating life with her ex-soldier husband -- turned stranger. With life’s realities and their ongoing debate over having children, keeping their woodworking business afloat, and finding financial security their marriage is anything but bliss.

Wounded warrior, Victor Bessler longs for a new beginning so he can forget his past. He returns to Rosie and the once peaceful Sugar Maple only to find that the effects of war have reached far beyond Europe. . His search for peace and love seems unattainable until an orphaned boy and his wife show him the true meaning of Christmas.

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Reviews:

"I love this book, returning to Sugar Maple is a delight. Vic returns from the war a damaged man, and Rosie is coping with her own losses, both learn to rekindle their relationship whilst, caring for the orphaned children around them. Quite emotional at times.."

~Netgalley Review

5 STARS

"This is a truly inspirational story and is what the Sugar Maple community is all about."

~Goodreads Review

5 STARS

"This book was such an amazing novel to read. I loved going back in time, and seeing how some of the history and what it was kind of like back then. Listening to the radio for television. Going to see the the new moving pictures. I also loved how well they were willing to work together with each other and not belittle one another because one was a man and another was a women. Over all this book definitely warmed my heart, and would recommend it!"

~Netgalley Review

5 STARS

"The absolute best book of the series so far. Wonderful writing with emotional richness especially for Vic and Rosie shines through the story. The changes that the war brought with all the ways that the families needed to adjust to individual changes as well as the town. One thing that didn’t change is how a community must support the individuals, find new way to remember the lost as well as looking for ways to rebuild the community and the hope for a bright future."

~Netgalley Review



"I have read several WWII stories as of late but this one is the time right after the war. I love it. While part of the series it is a true stand-alone. For a different but amazing Christmas story I highly recommend If You Keep Me."

~Netgalley Review

5 STARS

"The Sugar Maple series, and little town, has become one of my favorite series."

~Netgalley Review

5 STARS