"Fragrance of Lilacs" is one of the most unforgettable love stories you'll ever read. It combines all the elements of the classic genre; passion, pathos, and a plot that will grip you every page of the way. There are additionally just enough light and humorous touches to leaven the whole, and give reality and dimension to the characters.
This is the story of Torry Anderson, a grieving, deeply religious LDS widow, whose husband leaves behind a heart-wrenching mystery.
Feeling compelled to leave her home in Denver, she relocates to a small rural community in Utah. There Torry meets temporary resident David Mayer, a Jew from Dallas, Texas, when she enters his bank to apply for a business loan.
David is immediately drawn to this beautiful woman, who looks far too young to have two returned missionary sons in college.
Torry, who is in turn, feisty and confident, wary and vulnerable; and David, a wealthy and successful man of both principle and compassion, seem an unlikely match.
Alternately laughing and crying, women of all ages will find themselves drawn into the highly charged drama of Torry and David; both hiding their own emotional wounds in a story that moves to a gripping climax. [publisher's blurb]