When Karoline meets a handsome new man, things just might be looking up. Until the day she learns about a tragic event in ex-husband Jeremy's childhood.
Faced with the horrifying experience that shaped the man she used to love, Karoline reconsiders what she thought was real. In the process, she comes to know the true meaning of love and forgiveness.
(Caution: Due to the serious themes in Lighting Candles in the Snow it, unlike Gowen's other work, contains some profanity as well as scenes that may be too graphic for some readers.)
"Karoline doesn’t know what she wants and dithers, until she knows exactly what she wants, and then she won’t take no for an answer. Once she figures things out…she becomes ferocious and driven and purposeful. It is lovely to watch her blossom and you end with hope, budding love and happiness." ~Lost Inside the Covers
"A modern woman's story, starring the Three Ds: Divorce, Dieting and Dating, in that order....As the story unwinds, Karoline makes her way home in more ways than one." ~Mirka Breen, author The Voice of Thunder
"The writing style was very good. The wonderful recipes included at the end of each chapter were a nice addition." ~ Silver's Reviews
"A story you won’t be able to put down. From heartache to hope, from trauma to triumph, Gowen has created a story that will bring you to tears and then lift your spirits with laugh-out-loud moments." ~Thoughts in Progress