From the bestselling author of 
The Passing Storm comes a poignant novel about family secrets, healing, and the hope of second chances.

About A Brighter Flame

She's always wanted a sense of belonging. The last place she expects to find it is home.

Vale Lightner's dreams turn to ash when the Pittsburgh bar she owns goes up in flames. Just like the past she escaped, very little seems salvageable. Facing unavoidable change, Vale returns to her hometown of Philadelphia to stay with her grandmother.

She knows that returning also means facing everything she left behind: a mother and stepfather who shunted her into the background from the day they married, and her charmed and favored half sister, Blythe, who has abandoned a perfect marriage and is now at a crossroads of her own. Everyone has their secrets, and this reunited family racked by them is about to reach a crisis point.

About Christine

Some writers are gifted with an unusual life and I’m certainly one of those. I’ve lived in Ohio, Virginia, California, Utah and now South Carolina. In college I was featured on the front page of the Houston Post for a lark that erased all my debt. I first met my four adopted children in the sweltering heat of the tropics. I helped build several companies and was lucky enough to earn a living doing what I love best—writing—in a PR firm I owned.

Praise for Christine

"Tautly plotted, expertly characterized, and genuinely riveting, Nolfi's emotional tour de force will capture readers' hearts." 

—Publishers Weekly
on The Passing Storm

“In this uplifting and charming story, each room of the inn is filled with friendship, forgiveness, and love.”

—Kirkus Reviews
on Sweet Lake

“A vastly enjoyable read and a triumphant celebration of love.”

—Literary Inklings
on Second Chance Grill

Treasure Me is sure to delight and entertain.”

—USA Today


“Poignant and powerful.”

—The Midwest Book Review
on The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge

“A great pick for your book club this summer.”

—Working Morther 
on The Road She Left Behind

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