A Note from Debra Landwehr Engle: TWENTY

A Note from Debra Landwehr Engle

Dear Reader,

I’m so happy and honored to introduce you to Twenty. This book grew close to my heart as I wrote it, and I hope it will grow close to yours as well.

The characters—Meg, Joe, Lillian, and Rose—are ordinary, decent people, doing the best they can. I think you’ll be touched by the challenges they’ve faced in their lives. In fact, you may see some of yourself in this book.

Maybe you’ve struggled with the loss of a loved one, a painful divorce, or a feeling of “what’s the use?” You may have experienced regret or guilt about the past or a sense of loneliness from time to time. And maybe you’ve wondered if second chances actually exist and if love is really possible when all seems lost.

If so, I think you’ll find that Twenty is a different kind of story—a story that asks, “What if?” and invites you to do the same. The pain and joy in the book exist side by side, just as they do in our lives. But in the end, it’s all about seeing every moment as the gift that it is.

I hope the book will be a gift in your life, just as it has been in mine. Thank you for choosing it, reading it, sharing it, and letting it live on in your heart and mind.

With gratitude,


Debra Engle