Have you ever wondered about the traditions surrounding a birthday celebration? Birthday cakes are believed to have originated in Germany during the fifteenth century, but they didn't become popular in western culture until the eighteenth century because only the wealthy could afford them in earlier times. The song "Happy Birthday to You" became popular in the early twentieth century. There are a number of theories about the use of candles on birthday cakes. You can read about it here.
Does anyone in your family share a birthday? What is your favorite way to celebrate your birthday?
After serving six years in prison for the false charge of manslaughter in the death of his wife, Kurt Jansen must overcome a world of bitterness if he wants to start a new life. But his first priority is securing a restoration job to pay a private investigator to find the real killer and a lawyer to get his kids back.
Hiring a convicted wife-killer isn't what kind-hearted Molly Finnerty bargains for as part of the prison ministry she supports. However, she begins to believe Kurt's claim of innocence and gradually finds a great deal to like about him—perhaps more to like than she should.
Merrillee Whren is an award-winning author who writes inspirational romance. She is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award for best inspirational romance manuscript presented by Romance Writers of America. She has also been the recipient of the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award and the Maggie Award for Excellence. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of thirty plus years, and has two grown daughters. Please visit her Web site at http://www.merrilleewhren.com or connect with her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MerrilleeWhren.Author