Grace & Lavender

by Heather Norman Smith

Genres: Fiction

ISBN: 9781620208335

176 pages

Price: $14.99

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Recently retired Colleen Hill is always busy, constantly on a quest to make life more interesting. When the ladies’ group at her church partners with the local children’s home, Colleen jumps in as usual, volunteering to share her passion for cooking with a troubled teenager named Grace. But Colleen must balance the new project with her pursuit of becoming a contestant on a television game show, along with all the other ideas her brain continually spins out.

Colleen’s daughter Melody is quite different. She lives a calm, simple life and is content with who she is. That is, until an unexpected opportunity to work with Grace, too, pushes her to reevaluate life and dare to take on bigger dreams. The path starts with a newly-found interest in soap-making and leads her to responsibilities she didn’t even know she wanted, including helping Grace understand the meaning of her name.

Grace & Lavender is a book for all audiences—a heart-warming story that reminds us to seek God’s purpose for our lives.


Heather grew up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western, North Carolina. She enjoyed writing stories and poems throughout childhood, but the responsibilities of being an adult distracted her from the desire to write for many years. Her love of writing was rekindled when she found a meaningful theme on which to focus-the love of Jesus. It started with devotional-style blogs on her personal website, but God has expanded Heather's writing passion to Christian fiction through the creation process of Grace & Lavender. Heather currently lives just outside Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with her husband and three children, along with two cats, a dog, and a fish. Other than writing and spending time with her family, Heather enjoys singing, song-writing, and crafting.