Across the Years is book #2 in the Desert Roses series by Tracie Peterson. Ashley Reynolds is a Harvey Girl in Winslow, Arizona, living with her grandfather and daughter Natalie. Ashley was disowned years before by her parents when she married the "wrong" man, Ethan Reynolds, who she later finds out was killed in the war. Through the years she holds onto her pain of losing her husband as well as her love for him. Natalie wishes for a new Daddy and tries to play matchmaker for her mother and a local architect. As her grandfather becomes ill and close to death, his dying wish is to be reunited with his two daughters once more. Will Ashley be able to face her mother and the pain she has caused her for so many years? What lessons can Ashley learn from her visit?
I enjoyed the story and the lessons learned by Ashley. The reader of this audio book was interesting to hear as well. I borrowed this book from my local library and look for more by this author.