The Glass Dancer
She’s never known a man who loves without conditions—until she meets him.
Elsie Dawson has learned one truth from childhood: men are a passing presence in a woman’s life. From her absent father to an alcoholic stepfather and the scoundrels her mother pursues, she believes men are not to be trusted. Yet when she meets a simple farm boy who treats her with respect, his quiet strength shakes the walls she’s built to protect herself.
Reaching manhood at the height of the Great Depression, Sam feels an urgency to protect his parents and siblings from the weight of poverty. His dreams must wait in order to put food on the table. Yet with his increasing responsibilities arise vices that threaten to control him if not stopped. Can he show the woman he loves that he will remain a source of strength for her, or will he succumb to his weakness and fulfill her biggest fears?