A love story spanning generations,
from Scotland’s wild Highlands to Oxford’s welcoming arms
From the Scottish links of St. Andrews to the bombing blitz of London, RAF pilot Eric MacKenzie experiences a dark journey of the soul as he battles the Nazis and personal loss and bitterness. Evading the air raids and her own distressing circumstances, Annie finds refuge and renewed faith at the Kilns, home of Oxford don C.S. Lewis. Eric and Annie reveal their turbulent love story decades later when their daughter Natalie and Lord Stuart Devereux seek wisdom for their own future.
Unforeseen tragedy, unplanned pregnancy, and undermined faith lead to hope, commitment, and restoration in this compelling prequel to Inklings, Intentions, and Expectations, that will captivate romance readers, history buffs, and Lewis and Tolkien devotees alike.
“Step back in time and enjoy an enriching tale of Oxford, C.S. Lewis, and the characters Melanie Jeschke brings to life. You will feel as if you know them personally.” - Ruth Graham
“Melanie Jeschke's meticulous period research is integrated seamlessly into a gripping and delightful yarn of love, faith, and loss set during the horror and terror of war. Playing a small but important part in the central story, C.S. Lewis and his immediate circle in Oxford come to vivid life.” -Colin Duriez Author of Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship and J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend