Alone without friends or family to comfort her after the death of her mother, Willow Finley’s idyllic life is over—and just beginning.The Finley women’s lives, while rich and full, aren’t easy. rejecting electricity and many other modern conveniences, they live purposefully and intentionally–alone and isolated from the world around them.When Willow Finley awakes on a hot summer morning, she is … hot summer morning, she is unprepared for the grief that awaits her. Jerked from a life of isolation with her mother, Willow learns what alone really means when she finds her mother dead.
From the moment Willow arrives in the police station with her startling announcement, Chad Tesdall fights the friendship he knows he can’t avoid.
Volume 1: This collection of Past Forward opens with Willow’s life-changing discovery and gently guides the reader through aspects of her life–the past weaving through the present and into the future. Experience her first morning in church, her first movie, and the culture shock of her first trips to the city. A birthday party and a street faire add welcome diversion from butchering, canning, and the beating of area rugs. Disaster strikes. Will she be able to continue her life, or will an offer in the city change it all? Find out in this first volume.
Volume 2: In this volume. Willow, battling grief and anger, drives Chad from the farm, but he finds himself drawn back, despite her determination to keep a wall between them. An accident and the chance of a lifetime threaten everything she thought she held dear. As the walls crumble, Chad and Willow’s friendship deepens into something truly special, but to what end? Everyone around him pushes Chad into a relationship he both wants and fights, knowing that Willow simply is not ready.
Volume 3: In this volume, Chad and Willow’s engagement doesn’t stay a secret for as long as they expected. Willow is initiated in the sport of shopping, attends her first ball, and a week with Marianne and Chad at her house is followed soon after by a week of Aggie’s children. This volume introduces her to weddings and ends with a surprise twist.
This collection boasts over 980 pages and over 250 5-star reviews for the first three books. Find out why thousands of readers have fallen in love with the engrossing Past Forward series.
“Buy the first collection to get three books you won’t be able to put down.”