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    • 222 pages
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    • Black & White interior
    • 222 pages
  • Keywords
    • Lasting love,
    • Christian marriage,
    • Christian dating,
    • Committed partnership,
    • Relationship stages,
    • Nostalgia,
    • Grief and loss

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Lunch Counter
A Love Remembered
by T A Charters

You will believe that love can last a lifetime. . . Widowed and in his twilight years, Frank Trundle prefers to spend his evenings curled up with a plate of cookies, a pot of tea, and his mental scrapbook of memories of the life he shared with his beloved wife, Susan. Theirs was an extraordinary love that was expressed through the ordinary. He had pursued her from the time they were both twelve years old—he a rowdy comic book aficionado and she the lonely new girl in town, sporting a pair of pink high-top sneakers and ordering a 7Up at the Woolworth’s lunch counter when she caught his eye. Through their courtship and marriage, through the highs and lows, mountaintops and valleys of life, Frank and Susan’s story is centred around the place where it all began: at Woolworth’s lunch counter, where they commit to meeting each other for a daily afternoon coffee date—rain or shine, come what may. This distraction-free time to focus on each other becomes a sacred ritual that keeps their love fresh and their relationship flourishing as they grow and change together through the seasons of life.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT LUNCH COUNTER “I truly enjoyed Lunch Counter by T. A. Charters. It brought back so many wonderful memories of my youth when the store would have a lunch counter along the side wall. My very first job out of high school had their office above the little strip mall that held a Woolworth’s store. Payday was on Fridays, and one of my co-workers and I would treat ourselves to lunch at that lovely counter. Good memories. The author brings romance and lighthearted humour along with the sadness that separation brings with two people who have shared a lifetime together. A lovely read indeed.” —Nancy Seiling, author of When Is It Tomorrow?: A Devotional for Caregivers. “Beautiful small-town love story. There were tears I shed and, at times, laughter.” —Carolyn Macdonald “Absolutely wonderful read!” —P. Hagen “What a great read Lunch Counter is. It is a story that keeps you going and is hard to put down till the end. It has all your emotions going, and laughter.” —J Herren

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T. A. Charters began writing and blogging as a hobby after a double brain aneurysm and stroke forced him to retire. His memoir, Remarkable living in an unremarkable world, published in 2017, shares the story of how his injury and subsequent road toward recovery has had an impact on his faith—with plenty of his characteristic humour peppered throughout. Lunch Counter is his first published work of fiction. He grew up in Tillsonburg, Ontario, and now lives in Waterloo with his wife, Ange. They have four adult daughters, two sons-in-law, a dog of their own, and two granddogs.


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