Newly retired publishing executive Theo Phillips and his wife Liddy decide to leave the shadows of Atlanta behind and return to their South Georgia roots in time-lost Shiloh. While making new friends, Theo’s interest in a memorial launches him smack dab in the middle of scandal full of dark secrets. As Theo digs deeper into the mysterious fire that stole the town’s landmark courthouse and a town hero, he and Liddy’s retirement dreams take a turn that could unravel both them and the idyllic life they and many others look for in Shiloh.
T. M. "Mike" Brown is a Southern boy at heart, although he’s lived and traveled in many states far removed from his beloved boyhood roots in Georgia and Florida. He returned to his Southern roots several years ago while his two sons were still in school and regularly traveled throughout the south before returning to college shortly after his youngest son graduated. For fifteen years, Mike preached, taught, and coached in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida until his wife and he moved outside of Atlanta and retired to write, travel, and spoil grandchildren.