Life's Fortune by Susan Amond Todd
Living in Northern Wisconsin is all thirty-five-year-old Rebekah Hayward has ever known. A "good girl" who has never complained and always done as she's told, she loves God; her family; baking; and her minister husband, Ethan, whom she married at the age of eighteen.There isn't a day that goes by where Rebekah doesn't think about her older sister, Dee, who left home when they were children, never to be seen again. Though Rebekah's parents might control her life, they can't control her secret desire to find Dee.Rebekah has other secrets as well: her desire to open her own bakery someday, and her love of and success with playing the lottery-a fact she must keep hidden from Bible-thumping Ethan. She soon realizes, however, that she isn't the only one harboring secrets. Life's Fortune is the first in a four-book series that shares the life, love, family, and friendships of Rebekah Hayward as she embarks on a delayed quest for personal growth, self-discovery, and all the sweetness life has to offer.