After a day of Christmas shopping, Bethany Parks is boarding the train home when she thinks she hears children’s voices behind her. She glances around quickly and finds the car is empty. Bethany settles into her seat, reflecting on her purchases, and looks up to see two children sitting across the aisle. The children, a boy and a girl, seem to be about two years old. Concerned that the children will realize their parents are gone and panic, Bethany begins talking to them. The children seem interested in her packages, but once the train picks up speed, the children are fascinated by the scenery. The children appear to have been abandoned, and Bethany’s mind is racing, thinking of whom she can contact to keep the children safe. When the conductor enters the car, Bethany recognizes him as someone she knew in high school.
Lee is just as surprised to see the children apparently abandoned on the train. He and Bethany begin talking, and Bethany discovers that a troubled little boy she knows from the school library is Lee’s son, Alex. Lee angrily refuses any help for Alex, hurting Bethany’s feelings. When the train reaches the station, the children disappear, leaving Lee and Bethany stunned and confused. While they try to determine what happened to the children, Lee’s temper flares again, making Bethany even more determined to help Alex in any way she can.
This Christmas story of visits from beyond the grave was interesting and fun to read. Set in 1961, this story recalls a simpler way of life. I could relate to Bethany’s determination to be of help, and I appreciated the way she reached out to Alex. Nan Jacobs’ description of Lee’s false strength peeling away to show his sadness and anger was realistic, as was the development of Alex. I truly enjoyed reading this story. It has romance and mystery, and best of all…a happy ending. I highly recommend Twilight Whispers to any true romantics out there.
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- Publisher: Wild Rose Press
- Language: English
- ISBN: n/a
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