Starting Over

by Joanne Wilson Meusburger

Genres: Contemporary, Fiction

ISBN: 9781620209363

336 pages

Price: $15.99

Ted and Diana Rutherford’s dreams of a peaceful retirement go up in flames along with their furniture store one fateful night.

Insured for the goods on consignment, but not the building itself, they desperately answer an employment ad in the Denver Post and find themselves managers of an aging apartment hotel in downtown Denver. Once a glorious fixture of Capitol Hill, Hartwick House now stands forlorn over a street forgotten in the name of progress.

Faced with new challenges, scandalous secrets, and tenuous relationships, Ted and Diana must begin anew.

Can they really start over and maintain their hope when the future looks so grim?


Published in Christian magazines and newspapers, Joanne Wilson Meusburger has developed and marketed a line of greeting cards. She also co-authored Hope for Hurting People (Whitaker House) which has been translated into seven languages. Her memoir Farm Girl was serialized in the Palimpsest, Iowa's once popular history magazine condensed in the Goldfinch, the State Historical Society of Iowa's publication for children. Joanne lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she and her husband, Bill, enjoy volunteer work and eight of their ten grandchildren.