Love, Then Faith
About the Book
It is three weeks before Christmas in 1982 when Joe Grant spots an electric candle in a dark apartment window across from his complex in a Washington, DC suburb. For nearly an hour he stares at it, completely mesmerized by its simplicity. There is no question that the unexpected distraction is a welcome relief from his self-imposed lonely existence.
Night after night, Joe becomes obsessed with keeping his vigil of the candle. One evening, the living room drapes finally open and reveal the young woman who lives in the apartment. Fascinated, Joe continues his watch until after Christmas when Peggy Rustover at last glances up and realizes she is being observed. Although she is initially frightened, Peggy soon realizes that Joe is just a lonely soul looking for a friend—maybe more. But Peggy has a boyfriend and Joe is battling a tragic, painful past. When they eventually meet over a pot of soup, neither have any idea that it is God who has brought them together and that it is He who will help Joe overcome his fears and doubts to love again.
Love, Then Faith shares the poignant tale of two strangers who meet in the most unlikely of ways and embrace the power of God’s love and grace to help one of them rise above a tragic past.
About the Author
Elaine Medasie has been writing heartwarming stories, books, plays, and poetry ever since high school. She currently resides in Claysburg, Pennsylvania. Love, Then Faith is her debut novel.