Franklin and Connie Darthard were happily married and the proud parents of five children. But the economic downturn for the Texas-based accountant forced him to make a decision that would destroy his home life. Connie is forced to move to her hometown of Clute, Texas, where she eventually meets her handsome, single neighbor, Stanley Driscoll. He has suffered a terrible loss and is hesitant to reach out to Connie. But soon, their mutual attraction cannot be ignored and they must face their reluctance in trusting and loving again.
Connie’s daughter Kay meets Tyson Burkes III, a very rich and very spoiled teen from Cypress, Texas. He sweeps Kay off her feet. And gives her a baby he has no desire to have or keep hen she refuses the abortion, he abandons her. Enter Mike Lindsay, the godson of Stanley. He is drawn to Kay but recognizes that she might still have feelings for Tyson. He must let her discover his love in her own time and not be that knight in shining armor that Ty proved not to be.
A Winter Friend is Stiffin’s fourth novel. She gives you an introspective and intimate look into the lives of Connie Darthard and her children, as well as those of Mike Lindsay and Stanley Driscoll. The characters reveal a tender and often times intriguing tale that reaches an unexpected dénouement. This novel is a moving depiction of love that is tested, lost, and everlasting. The intertwining stories will stay with you past the last page.