Restorative hope & encouragement in difficult life situations
Konnie Viner draws from life experience to write stories that offer hope in the midst of brokenness and disappointment. She loves to encourage women by reassuring them of God’s love and faithfulness. Konnie has experience as a volunteer advocate for victims of domestic abuse. She holds a BS in Education from the University of Kansas and an MS in Business Management from the University of Redlands, CA. She is a former secondary education teacher and is currently self-employed. She cherishes time with her children and grandchildren and loves to quilt, read, garden, and take long walks enjoying God’s creation.
Reeling from the pain and rejection of a nasty divorce, Shannon Enright decides to start life over—in a new town, with a new job, new home, new friends. It isn’t easy, but things are finally starting to come together for her. Secrets from her marriage are still unfolding, but she grits her teeth and moves on. Looking for diversion, Shannon volunteers at a local florist shop and tearoom. There she finds more than she ever imagined.
Rose Daniels owns and operates the Amaryllis, a unique gift shop in Shannon’s new town. She repurposes broken household items, turning them into beautifully useful works of art. But Rose’s real purpose is to help others find beauty in the brokenness of life. She counsels young women like Shannon, showing them the quiet love of a faithful God and teaching them to trust His plan.
When Shannon’s ex returns, at first to sweet-talk and then to demand, it’s Rose’s counsel that keeps Shannon safe and sane. But Rose has been hiding her own dark and dangerous secrets, and her past is about to catch up with her.
When things come crashing down around them, will either woman find the strength to let God showcase the perfect imperfections of their lives?