March 30, 2013

Within These Chapel Walls: Love and War

Within These Chapel Walls: Love and War:  by Callie Hutton

Santa Fe, New Mexico

August, 1919

Deanie Lawrence stopped a few buildings down from the Loretto Chapel and took a deep breath. She chewed her lip in contemplation. This was not a good idea. Despite Father Ryan’s assurances, she doubted coming face to face with Peter after all this time would heal the anger in his soul. No. Her former fianc√© despised her, and with good reason.

The church stood outlined against the crystal blue New Mexico sky. It had always brought her comfort, especially during her darkest hours. The majestic rise of the steeple and gothic design of the building itself brought a sense of calm to her raging nerves. Wiping her sweaty palms down the front . . . (click title to continue reading)

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