"You will come back soon, won't you?" the woman said, and Phillip suddenly looked up at the voice.

The man kissed her, then answered in a quiet voice, "Of course, Cybil. How could you think otherwise?"

Cybil? Phillip's jaw dropped. The man isn't . . . no, it couldn't be . . . He had answered so quietly that Phillip couldn't be certain by his voice, and yet . . .

He leaned to get a better look. Could it be his brother Claude, kissing the girl they had just baptized?

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General Book Information

Historical Romance
Trade Paperback
Covenant Communications
$15.95, 327 pages
ISBN 987-1-59811-448-5
First Printing September 2007
Spires of Stone

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Bethany Hansen wasn't sure when or if she would ever see Benjamin Adams again. She also told herself that it didn't matter. But when Ben and his two brothers come home after more than two years of serving a mission to the Eastern states, her feelings of heartache and anger also return—fiercer than ever. And so do Ben's feelings for her.

Good-naturedly, Ben's brothers attempt to reunite the two, even as they separately vie for Bethany's younger sister, Hannah. What follows is a charming historical romance complete with wonderful characters and witty dialogue that explores the redemption and power of finding—and rediscovering—true love.


The first time I saw Kenneth Brannagh's 1993 film version of Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing, I fell in love. It's the one and only movie I've seen in the theater multiple times. And by that I mean a number I refuse to admit to. Over the course of that summer, I suddenly understood those fanatics who saw Star Wars 100 times, although I didn't go quite that nuts.

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In the spirit of Much Ado about Nothing, Spires of Stone is a wonderfully rich story that will linger in your heart and mind long after you’ve finished reading it.
—Michele Bell, author of Perfect Timing, and A Candle in the Window

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